Re: Framemaker required

Subject: Re: Framemaker required
From: Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 12:07:00 EST

At 08:51 AM 3/19/96 -0600, you wrote:
>Janet Valade responds to a previous posting:

>>>This is not my experience, which goes like this: you place and ad,
>>>get 300 responses, all but four of which are totally unsuitable.

>J> This is pretty amazing. Is this true? If so, good writers should be
>J> able to get a job instantly, whenever they need one.

>I have had the same experience. 300 might not even be that much of an
>exaggeration. I'd say that I generally see 1 resume that I'll follow up on out
>of 20 to 30 that I receive. And it always amazes me how many poorly written
>resumes I see from people who are presenting themselves as writers.



Oh God, amen to that! Why do people respond to ads for technical writing and
then not list a single, solitary, blessed thing they've ever written?

Tim Altom
Vice President
Simply Written, Inc.
317.899.5882 (voice)
317.899.5987 (fax)

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