Re: Introduction and Tech Writing Horror Story [Long]

Subject: Re: Introduction and Tech Writing Horror Story [Long]
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 19:28:56 -0400

Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM> wrote:

>Most people are very ignorant about writing,
>and assume that people who want to write fiction are either >hard-drinking reporter types or pale, sensitive artist types.

On the other hand, if you've done a bit of all sorts of writing, that
can be an asset, especially if the job you're applying for includes both
tehcnical writing and marketing communications. In these cases,
employers often want versatility.

>Similarly, give your reasons for leaving your previous job, if
>they ask, as "low pay and no benefits" and "it was one of >those places that takes people right out of school and hardly >pays them anything."

I'd like to emphasize that you should let interviewers ask about your
reasons for leaving - don't, like a lot of people do, put your reasons
on your resume, especially if you've done a lot of jobs.
Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
(bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com) (604) 421-7189
Job Bank Team, STC Canada West Coast Chapter

"Work like you are living in the early days
Of a better nation."
- Oyster Band

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