Personal Strengths

The Occupational Outlook Handbook highlights tech writers'
characteristics: creative, curious, knowledgeable, self-motivated, and determined (233).

They must also be detail-oriented and able to work well with scientists, engineers, technicians, and researchers (Frantz 316). This especially holds true being that the very nature of tech writing is contingent upon team work. Because tech writers' work relies on getting and sharing information, they never actually write alone.
Other common strengths include:
  • Analytical skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Versatility
  • Ability to learn fast on the job
  • Positive attitude and tactfulness
  • Ability to work well in a stressful environment
  • Desire to advance skills and learn about new products and applications

These personal strengths provide a general view of what a company expects from a tech writer, a disciplined employee who will give 100% to complete a project.

Works Cited

Frantz, Les. National Business Employment Weekly's Jobs Rated Almanac. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1995. Print.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic. Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2006-2008 ed. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor, 2006. Print.