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Technical Writer
 
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Employers Who Are/Will Be Hiring

A variety of companies employ Technical Writers, including manufacturers of computers, electronic equipment, software, aircraft, and pharmaceuticals. Some of the companies hiring Technical Writers at the time of publication include Amdahl, Axis Technology, Paraform, Compuware, KPMG, American Protective Services, Providian Financial, Informix, Visa, Clarity Authoring Services, Internetworking Company, 3Net Communications, Compaq, Cadence, Alacrity Communications, and Onsite Environmental.

    
 

Recommended Job Search Strategy

1. Develop a resume that includes a list of the desktop publishing tools you are familiar with.

2. Check the Internet for job openings.

  • EastBay Works - www.eastbayworks.org
  • Caljobs - www.caljobs.ca.gov
  • Headhunter.NET - www.headhunter.net/scripts/jobfind.asp
  • Classified Gateway - www.sfgate.com/whoshiring
  • JobHunter - classifieds.sjmercury.com
  • Monster Board - www.monsterboard.com
  • Yahoo! Classifieds - classifieds.yahoo.com
  • Bay Area Jobs - www.bayareacareers.com/resources.html

3. Contact potential employers directly via their company website.

4. Check the Classified section of your local newspaper. For additional information on this occupational field, contact

  • The staff at your local One-Stop Career Center
  • Society for Documentation Professionals - www.sdpro.org
  • Society for Technical Communication - www.stc.org
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