How to advance a career in Content Managment/Tech Writing
August 5, 2009 4:23 PM Subscribe
Straight out of college, I stumbled into a nice job as a Content Manager/Technical Writer for a major corporation's website. What can I do to help my career in this field?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
So, I just graduated with an English degree from a respectable liberal arts college, and I do an excellent blog that won a recognizable national award. I know my way around html and css, but have no experience with more complex computer science. At my new job, I'm getting some great experience working with the most popular Content Managment System for enterprise, and I'm writing help docs and design patterns. I have no previous expereince in either of these areas.
I'm hoping that when I've got some good work under my belt and the economy turns around, I'll be in a pretty marketable position (I live in one of the tech capitals of the US). But since I never planned to enter this field, I feel like I'm missing some context as far as career advancement goes. Say I want to work for Microsoft, Apple, Google, or Amazon some day. What should I do now to start down that path?
Anon because I guess this implies dissatisfaction with my current gig.