Re: Tools experience

Subject: Re: Tools experience
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 14:43:01 -0400

Had it been me, I would have downloaded the free 30-day trial of FM and
used Adobe *FM Classroom In a Book* to brush up. I also would have taken a
quickie course in DITA, and I would have armed myself with at least a basic
idea of current CMSes in use.

A lot has to do with your location and the applicant field, I suppose. I
know I wouldn't stand a chance with a Lockheed or Boeing, say, without
first-hand knowledge of the requisite tool set.

Even here in Tech Valley, although I know HTTP, have documented many things
these past 25 years, and have a nominal background in coding, I can't get a
gig documenting REST APIs. (Admittedly, part of that is I'm not a
foosball-playing, 28-year old craft-beer brewer with a perpetual two-day
growth and odoriferous hoodie who thinks that working in a cavernous echo
chamber is spiffy-keeno.)

Chris Morton

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