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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.


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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.