trends - take 2 - Dashboard
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Countries Responses
US 77.53%
CA 7.87%
IN 2.25%
NL 2.25%
AU 1.12%
CH 1.12%
RU 1.12%
CZ 1.12%
SE 1.12%
DK 1.12%
ES 1.12%
EU 1.12%
GB 1.12%
Total 100.00%
Trends intrigue me in part because I want to avoid obsolescence in the market (e.g., becoming Blackberry or Blockbuster) due to shifting technologies.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly Disagree 4 4.49%
Disagree 2 2.25%
Undecided 5 5.62%
Agree 48 53.93%
Strongly Agree 30 33.71%
Total 89 100 %
I find that UX designers are often champions of better writing in user interfaces, and they often include me in shaping UI text.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly Disagree 2 2.25%
Disagree 16 17.98%
Undecided 24 26.97%
Agree 32 35.96%
Strongly Agree 15 16.85%
Total 89 100 %
The number of engineers I support seems to be growing each year, making the ratio of tech writers to engineers more lopsided (with fewer tech writers and more engineers).
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly Disagree 3 3.37%
Disagree 4 4.49%
Undecided 17 19.1%
Agree 35 39.33%
Strongly Agree 30 33.71%
Total 89 100 %
Subject matter familiarity is a key requirement in a lot of the tech comm jobs I've looked at. It seems employers often want me to know X, Y, and Z technologies already from the start.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly Disagree 3 3.41%
Disagree 12 13.64%
Undecided 17 19.32%
Agree 37 42.05%
Strongly Agree 19 21.59%
Total 88 100 %
My generalist skills give me more mobility in the job market, allowing me to pivot across many different types of tech comm careers (from UX copywriter to social media manager to technical editor to elearning developer and more). In this sense, being a generalist gives me a career advantage.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly Disagree 3 3.41%
Disagree 11 12.5%
Undecided 30 34.09%
Agree 34 38.64%
Strongly Agree 10 11.36%
Total 88 100 %