Re: I need a title

Subject: Re: I need a title
From: David -dot- SOMERS -at- ST -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 17:56:21 +0100

You would of thought that any decent bit of software used by the
headhunters/agencies would be able realize that some different looking
job titles actually amount to (more-or-less) the same thing :-)

Thus far, I have held titles such as:

- information developer
- technical author
- technical communicator
- technical editor
- technical writer

Confusing isn't it?

And just to poke fun at the software agencies use, and possible at the
mentality of some agents, I was once approached by an agency for a
contact position writing software for DSPs... if they'd actually read
my CV before phoning me they would have seen that I *wrote* about a
DSP application in my dim and distant past, but never *programmed* any
of the darn things.

Greets (from the sunny part of France)

David Somers
(usual disclaimer applies)

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Subject: Re: I need a title
Author: TECHWR-L (TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU) at internet
Date: 11/3/96 0:44

True, technical communicator would be more appropriate, but according to
the agencies that handle contract jobs for people such as ourselves in
Australia, their computer system does not search for technical
communicators, but for technical writers. Headhunters here have not picked
up on the term yet. That means sending in a CV describing yourself as a
technical communicator is a sure opportunity to practice your writing
skills filling out dole application forms...just a thought.

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