RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?
From: "Sharon Metzger" <sharon -dot- metzger -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Wright, Lynne'" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>, "'Cardimon, Craig'" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "'Dave C'" <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Tech Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:36:31 -0400

Rite of passage, I guess?

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From: Wright, Lynne [mailto:Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:35 PM
To: Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>; 'Sharon Metzger' <sharon -dot- metzger -at- gmail -dot- com>; 'Dave C' <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>; 'Tech Writing' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

Yeah... and just imagine how many guys have said to me: "Oh! I've finally met Ms. Right!"

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From: Cardimon, Craig [mailto:ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com]
Sent: April-20-17 2:33 PM
To: 'Sharon Metzger' <sharon -dot- metzger -at- gmail -dot- com>; Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>; 'Dave C' <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>; 'Tech Writing' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

Lord knows the word "write" weighs heavily upon our minds.

Craig

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From: Sharon Metzger [mailto:sharon -dot- metzger -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:29 PM
To: 'Wright, Lynne' <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>; Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>; 'Dave C' <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>; 'Tech Writing' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

> If you google for my name + technical writing

OK, did any of the rest of you type "Lynne Write..." or just me? ;-)

Sharon

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From: techwr-l-bounces+sharon -dot- metzger=gmail -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+sharon -dot- metzger=gmail -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Wright, Lynne
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:15 PM
To: Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>; 'Dave C' <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>; 'Tech Writing' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

I used WordPress... I used one of their templates, but yes, I created all the content in it.

I'd post a link to it, but I'm not sure if that's allowed. If you google for my name + technical writing, you'll find it.

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From: Cardimon, Craig [mailto:ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com]
Sent: April-20-17 2:06 PM
To: Wright, Lynne <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>; 'Dave C' <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>; 'Tech Writing' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

Lynne,

Did you create the website yourself, and what platform did you use?

Craig

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Wright, Lynne
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:03 PM
To: Dave C <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>; Tech Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

I'm in my mid-50s, and although I didn't take a hiatus from tech writing, I was really worried about age bias when I started looking for a new job last spring.

What I did was build myself a website so I could demonstrate that I was on point, and not an out of touch old fuddy duddy. I used a sleek, contemporary design with visuals that showed my personality while reflecting current trends; same with the self-promo copy I wrote. Of course I also included samples of my tech writing and my cv; but my thinking was that if I market myself in the style of the times, I wouldn't seem like a stale old tech writer.

And I got a really good job after interviewing at just 2 places, so...

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dave C
Sent: April-20-17 1:46 PM
To: Tech Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Resume recommendations for older writers?

Hi fellow Tech-WrLâers,
Iâm re-entering the writing market after a decade doing repair workâwhat I used to write about (service manuals) prior to this hiatus.

Iâm 50-plus years and all writing work is well back in history, as are my writing samples: googling the products mentioned in the samples will give away the era I worked in.

Iâm concerned about age bias, at least in the resume-submission phase.
Simply eliminating dates from the previous work experience is the first thought that came to mind. Also, creating some modern writing samples is another idea.

Anyone here been through this dance before?

Any and all suggestions will be gratefully received.

Thanks,
Dave Carpenter
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References:
Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Dave C
RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Wright, Lynne
RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Wright, Lynne
RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Sharon Metzger
RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Wright, Lynne

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