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Technical Communication Job Searches

Posted by
Anastasia in TechComm Career Path on 4/26/20132 min read

Google

Do technical writers search for jobs on the Internet? Probably yes, but do we know how many of professionals and beginners in technical writing and documentation authoring do it? We decided to get answers for these questions, and made a quick research.

Using Google AdWords and its Keyword Tool, we compared three keywords in several areas "technical writer jobs", "technical writer work" and "technical writer vacancies". These keywords are typcially used when searching for a job. We used these settings: "All Categories", "Only show ideas closely related to my search terms and different locations".

You can see the results of this research below.

Global

  • technical writer jobs 18,100 monthly searches
  • technical writer work 4,400 monthly searches
  • technical writer vacancies 720 monthly searches
Research - global results

United States

  • technical writer jobs 9,900 monthly searches
  • technical writer work 1,600 monthly searches
  • technical writer vacancies 91 monthly searches
Research - Unites States results

Canada

  • technical writer jobs 1,600 monthly searches
  • technical writer work 210 monthly searches
  • technical writer vacancies 16 monthly searches
Research - Canada results

United Kingdom

  • technical writer jobs 1,600 monthly searches
  • technical writer work 1,000 monthly searches
  • technical writer vacancies 260 monthly searches
Research - United Kingdom results

So, what we have found out is:

  • "technical writer jobs" is the most popular of the three searches;
  • more than 50% of those searches are made from the US;
  • the "technical writer vacancies" search term is most popular in the United Kingdom.
Those are quite interesting findings, so make your conlusions!

ClickHelp Team

 

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