Re: Reality Check

Subject: Re: Reality Check
From: Beth Agnew <beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 16:27:32 -0400

Lest we are tempted to go into the recurring "recruiters!" debate -- no, no no -- may I just say that sometimes recruiter-types look for any kind of differentiator that might make their candidates stand out from the competition. A "certification" is an easy thing to point to, and in the high tech world, there are plenty of other types of positions where a certification carries weight, as we know. A good answer in this situation is, "Certification is not applicable to technical writing, besides, I AM my certification."

j-m -at- creativeoptions -dot- com wrote:

...but I'd just come off a particularly severe "debate" with a recruiter-type who insisted
that I HAD TO GET certification in order to find appropriate work for my
8-years experience in technical writing and more than 30 years in all other
levels of business writing from journalism to business marketing...heck,
I've taught these kinds of courses in the local community college.
Beth Agnew
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Professor, Technical Communication
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
Toronto, ON 416.491.5050 x3133


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