Re: Finding a good job title

Subject: Re: Finding a good job title
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 09:54:57 -0800

Tracy Boyington wrote:
> It could be that tech writers themselves don't necessarily care but they know the rest of the world cares. Perhaps, once you've been turned down for a job because you haven't been a "senior writer" yet, you decide that since titles matter to somebody, they might as well matter to you.
> (just a hypothesis; I have neither been there nor done that)

I know that titles matter to the outside world; that's why I use
them in my sig line.

But, the point is, no other high tech job seems to chase after
titles the way that tech writers do. Programmers might like to be
team leaders or CTOs, but they don't worry much about titles.
Web-designers like fanciful names like "ibuilder" instead of
"webmaster," but, these titles seem as much a joke as anything else.
The insecurity seems a unique one.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com
Director of Marketing and Communications, Progeny Linux Systems
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux

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