Re: job in NY

Subject: Re: job in NY
From: Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 11:16:34 -0600

Matt Danda wrote (liberally snipped):

> I feel strongly about learning science in order to advance a tech
> writing career. When I interview for jobs or contracts, I always
> stress the technical aspects of my resume. In fact, interviewers seem
> to trust the fact that I can write, but are very discerning when it
> comes to technical abilities. (ie configuring Windows95, understanding O-O
> methodologies, reading C++ code, etc.). I spend much of my free time
> studying new technical skills (in my specialty of choice, which is
> software development)
> rather than brushing up on my writing skills. Its a shame, but I am a
> slave to the market...and the market wants more technologists.

I could not agree more. I was a programmer for a few years before turning
from the dark side. The time I spent as a programmer is as valuable for me
as the time I've spent as a technical writer. I'd add Java to Matt's list of
technical abilities.

Chris Hamilton
chamilton -at- gr -dot- com
My views, not my employer's.

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