Documentation: Give it up; it won't happen
Interesting article on the road to being a technical writer. -Trip
At one point in time and not too very long ago, I fancied myself a decent system administrator with a decent resume and work history. When I finished a series of writing tasks working on technology subjects that included system administration, I thought the time had come for me to work in a shop with Linux and MS. I put my resume up on Dice and Monster and waited for the phone to ring. When it didn't ring, I went up to see the hits. I saw six on Monster and eight on Dice. Only one company saved my data. I don't know what possessed me to build a tech writer resume, but I did. I had enough experience and I wrote the white papers no one "got around to", user manuals, policy and procedure guides, S-1 SEC registration sections and so forth. On Monster I immediately started getting hits - something like 164 in a week. On Dice the number was something like 186...
Read the rest of the saga at Linux Journal.