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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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But First, Are You Experienced?

OK, so you’re working on laying down your educational foundation, including learning some of the most important tools. Whether you are a college student, a new graduate, or a career-changer, you might feel as if you’re facing an insurmountable challenge: with your current qualifications, no hiring manager will respond to your resume. It’s the old Catch-22: you can’t get the job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job. What’s an aspiring technical writer to do?

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