This article presents an overview of how the internet has changed the way employers advertise vacancies and the way technical communicators search and apply for these openings. First, I explore the evolution of how employers have used the internet as a tool for identifying the best candidate for the job. Next, I review seven specific online recruiting strategies used by employers today. Finally, I describe major mistakes made by online job seekers and offer advice on how best to avoid or minimize these blunders. Included is a list of useful job search resources for technical communicators.
This document was originally published by IEEE Professional Communication Society in the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication at: DOI: 10.1109/TPC.2002.805933. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Munger, Roger. (2002). "Technical Communicators Beware: The Next Generation of High-Tech Recruiting Methods". IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 45(4), 276-290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPC.2002.805933