TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Limited Experience on Resumes From:Mike Christie <mikec -at- LUNA -dot- SYNTEL -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 9 Nov 1994 11:12:35 -0800
How do you handle limited experience on a resume?
Case 1. I'm a died-in-the wool DOS-Windows-OS/2er, but about 4 years ago
I worked for a year doing a monthly newsletter for my church. This was
done on a Mac, and I got some solid Mac experience, but it was limited
and did not involve tech pubs.
Case 2. Part of my company's product is on a mainframe. I have a 3270
emulation window on my workstation. I can muck around TSO to find the
dataset I need, log on to a CICS region, use RECEIVE downlad a text
file to my workstation (if I concentrate), use Memo etc., but I'm
no MVS whiz.
How do I (or do I) list these things on my resume?
Syntelligence Systems, Inc.
mikec -at- syntel -dot- com