Finding foreign jobs

Subject: Finding foreign jobs
From: Matt Danda <mdanda2 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 10:40:33 -0800

I worked last year in Belgium, landing a nice job writing for a
software developer. I was hired because I write technical
documentation for software products.

The key, IMO, for getting such a job is to prove that you have highly
technical software skills. Sure, lots of people know English (and
other languages), and lots of people can write, but not many people
can both write and understand the technical aspects of software
projects. This is where employers struggle to find good people, and
this is where a writer can really pick-and-choose between top employers.

As far as learning a foreign language and understanding other cultures
and all that stuff...well, the technical, industry-specific skills
come first. A company will (should?) work to overcome cultural and
language barriers when you have the right *technical* skills.

Good luck!

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