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Subject:Job Hunting Trivia From:"Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 22 Mar 1999 20:25:36 -0700
This comes from an agency I've worked with. This agency is a general
high-tech placement agency (body shop) with no particular
expertise in tech writers--as a matter of fact, I was the
first tech writer placed by this (experienced) agent, although
far from the first for the agency. The agency itself isn't
particularly large or well-known, FWIW.
>...tech writers seem to be the most active job seekers. If I post
>a job on DICE for any other profession, I may receive 5 responses the
>first day and 1-3 per day after that. If I post a job for a tech
>writer, I'll often receive 20 responses the first day and 5 per day
>after that. I also receive at least two resumes a day from tech writers
>who aren't responding to any particular job, just mass mailing to all
>the recruiting firms in the area.
No particular point here...just thought it was interesting information.
(DICE=www.dice.com=the Web site for Silicon Valley high-tech
jobs and for many others as well)
Eric J. Ray RayComm, Inc. http://www.raycomm.com/ ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com
*Award-winning author of several popular computer books
*Syndicated columnist: Rays on Computing
*Technology Department Editor, _Technical Communication_