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August 1, 2012 3:47 PM Subscribe
How can I find a job at a smaller company given my recent work experience (technical writing)?
posted by eggplantplacebo to work & money (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I want to leave my job, and I want to work for a much smaller company than I'm currently at, but I don't know where to look.
I graduated with an English degree in 2009 and went straight into a technical writer/content manager sort of job for a huge corporation. I think I've acquired some good experience over the last couple years, doing stuff like writing UI content for user accounts, help and support documents, video scripts, product marketing content, and so on. But I've never liked working for a behemoth of a company, and now that I'm ready to move on, I feel sort of stuck.
Every place I look online (indeed, craigstlist, montser), seems to only list jobs relevant to my experience from similarly gigantic companies. I feel like I need to broaden my view and start looking at other sorts of positions where my skills might still apply, but I don't know where to start.
So, what sort of smaller companies could use someone with technical writing experience? And where can I find them?
(For the purposes of this question, any place with fewer than 300,000 employees would be a step in the right direction, but I guess what I really want is an employer that doesn't feel corporate and impersonal. And I'm in Seattle if that matters.)
Thanks in advance!