How to Create the Perfect Technical Writer Resume



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How to Create the Perfect Technical Writer Resume


Thursday, 2 November 2023 | 3:00 to 6:00 PM ET

Registration closes 1 November 2023


As the technical writing job market gets more competitive, seasoned and transitioning technical writers need to get through the online systems and stand out to hiring managers. This workshop covers what technical writing hiring managers expect in application materials, what to include in a resume, hands-on writing and formatting instruction, and answers to common job search questions.

At the end of this workshop, through presentations and group breakouts, attendees will learn:

  • Why technical writing resumes are different.
  • How to present a resume as a work sample in Microsoft Word and Google Docs.
  • How to increase the chances that your resume gets seen by both hiring managers and works in most online application systems.
  • How to balance attractive design with simplicity for readability.
  • How to write resume and cover letter statements that demonstrate transferable skills.


Attendee Takeaways

  • What technical writing managers look for in application materials.
  • What to include and what to remove from your resume.
  • how to tweak your resume to showcase your strengths and fit for each job.

Session Descriptions

  1. Workshop Overview – 5 Minutes
  2. Introduction Activity – 5 minutes
  3. Learning Objective #1 – What Hiring Managers Want to See on Resumes
    1. Lecture – 20 minutes
    2. Resume Format / Structure – 20 min
    3. Individual Activity – 10 minutes
  • Learning Objective #2 – The Human vs The Machine (Lecture with Demo) – 30 minutes
  • Break – 10 minutes
  • Q&A – 5 minutes
  1. Learning Objective #3 – Writing Accomplishments with Impact
    1. Lecture with examples – 20 minutes
    2. Small Group Breakout – 15 minutes
  1. Learning Objective #4 – Tools & Techniques for Today’s Job Search
    1. Lecture with demo – 15 minutes
    2. Individual activity – 5 minutes
    3. Group review & discussion – 5 minutes

Wrap up & Q&A

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