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Getting That First Job: Advice from a Technical Recruiter

bernadettelcashBy Bernadette Cash

Madalyn Shea is a technical recruiter with Ware Technology Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ware is an employment agency that places technical writing candidates in mostly manufacturing and medical manufacturing settings. I emailed Madalyn, who offered the following advice for those seeking their first technical writing-related job. She can be reached by email at Madelyn.shea@warets.com.

Q: What things do you look for in candidates who are hoping to land their first technical writing/editing job?

I look for a strong verbal communicator. When someone is well spoken, it is usually an indicator that they have strong writing and editing skills. The next thing I look for Continue reading