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Technical Writer Resume Example

Example of a Technical Writer Resume

Writers hire professional resume writers too! Resume writing is a writing discipline unlike many other forms of writing, and is often described as a combination of business writing and copywriting. This technical writer resume is an example of why that is true. Although he was an accomplished senior technical writer, the resume Thomas Hall had written for himself was four dense pages of text that broke virtually every resume writing best practice. Not surprisingly, his version got him virtually no traction in the job market. Our rewrite, shown below, calls out all of his most impressive qualifications and experience in an easy-to-read format that was highly successful in the job market.

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Like every resume we write, this technical writer resume puts a heavy emphasis on the contributions this job seeker has made for past employers, as a way to indicate expected future performance and value add.

But note that we have also used a variety of formatting and design techniques to really call out the functional qualifications and the breadth and depth of experience this person brings to the table.  The result is a highly readable, eye-catching, and effective resume.

 

We know it can be tempting to look for resume examples on the internet, then try to model your own after them. Please don’t! The most effective resumes are a reflection of a person, NOT just a collection of words on a piece of paper. Your resume MUST tell an AUTHENTIC and memorable story that illustrates YOUR brand and the unique promise of value that YOU bring to the workplace. We have included examples on our website to illustrate the quality and diversity of our work and they are protected by copyright. If you need help writing your resume, it will be our pleasure to assist you.

I used your services approx 16motnsh go and have now been in my current role for 1 year. I am 100% positive the investment in your services helped get me an interview and secure a 6 figure position. In a sea of similar resume's and great talent searching for employment you helped me stand out from the crowd. Still we remain in tumultuous time and deep recession. I think it only prudent to that I keep my resume and cover letters up to date with current employment and performance measures. I would like to consider using you to update my documents. Do you offer an update service?

J.M., North Carolina

I wanted to get back with you and let you know that on Friday, I accepted a job for which I am very excited. I will start December 2, 2002 as the Vice President, Sales and Marketing for a company called XXXXXXX. They provide full service packages for XXXXXXXXX. I will also be the business unit manager for a new business they will launch in the coming months. Their services are based on providing the very best and comprehensive service at very competitive prices. It is a great opportunity to leverage my last 10 years in college and university relations and youth marketing. It is also located right here in XXXXX, about four miles from my house! There will be some international travel (very exciting) but there won't be the heavy domestic travel that I've had for the last 7+ years. And so I am now embarking on my first extended vacation since college. This feels like such a luxury. I want to sincerely thank you for all of your help through this process. The resume that you created was absolutely critical in my landing this position. I had more than a half a dozen interviews within weeks of circulating my resume, was a finalist for three positions and was offered two positions. The one that I accepted is without a doubt the best fit. I am truly thankful and feel very blessed to have had my search turn out this way. I hope all is well with you and I will continue to recommend your services very highly.

S.K., Arizona

I wanted to give you a heads up. I've passed your name onto a few friends and and her husband may contact you shortly for resume services. also has two girlfriends which may contact you also, but she can fill you in on that when she contacts you. I've also forwarded your information to another of my colleagues here at . Additionally, I've told that I intend to leave and have signed a temporary contract with them through the end of the year. As part of my agreement to "hang around" to allow them to transition stuff over and find a replacement, they've provided executive outplacement services. I'm working with and , my "career coach" may contact you also. He stated that he had never seen such a well phrased resume, and I told him how happy I had been with your services and turnaround. does not have anyone as experienced as you in this area. Regarding my job search. I've received two offers and turned both down. A few other interviews, but nothing I wanted to pursue. I took the summer off the job search and intend to re-enter the market at the end of this week or next with hopes of finding a job no earlier than January or preferably June/July. I have some plans to travel, relax, enjoy life, etc. while I still have no solid ties or obligations. I'll let you know how things go.

M.V., Connecticut

Thank you for your services and the excellent resume you produced as a result. There is no question in my mind that this distinctive resume provided me with far more opportunities to talk to recruiters and principals than I would have had otherwise. More than once I heard recruiters say "I pick out two resumes from over 1000 internet responses and you were one of them."

Bottom line I achieved exactly what I was looking for: in terms of position, location, and income AND I had choices in terms of multiple offers. It all started by getting someone to notice my resume in with a thousand others.

C.M., Indiana

You're awesome! Due to my new resume I actually see myself as qualified and marketable. Now let's see if I can put it into action. Thanks so much Michelle.

A.M., Illinois

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