How to get first job as a technical writer (Known Secret)
Getting started into Technical writing
- Prepare an error-free CV.
- Online CV should be the incorrect format.
- Do not name as resume.doc. The standard convention is to use your first initial, last name and the file extension.
- Do not assume the employer will have your resume; carry print copies with you.
Portfolio (Sample of Work)
Make a LinkedIn profile
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Network like a CEO
Have you ever wondered how a CEO handle their business? A big empire is handled by a single person, it is only because of the huge network and connections they have. A bigger network gives you virtual hands to complete your task with more ease. A number of references come your way through networks, so work towards networking.
Attend the seminars organized by different forums, webinars, local meetups, events like Information Developers conclave, be a part of it. Be vocal to show your presence. Show your skills where needed.
Contribute in the open source document
To start as a fresher it becomes tough to show a sample of your work as the proof of your dexterity as a technical writer. Contributing in an open source document helps you compile a good number of sample to showcase it to your employer. A good example of the open source document is Git and Github. To know more see the video of the content charcha webinar by Amruta Ranade.
Learn About Industry trends
Learning is a continuous process.
For your first job, be ready to relocate. A city with more opportunity will help you. If you are staying at a remote location, try to move for better opportunities. We all are connected to our hometown but for growth, if needed do not hesitate to do that.
Opportunity in technical writing in Bangalore is more than Lucknow. Consider relocating to Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad or Delhi NCR for the better job opportunity as a technical writer.