As Nitika Wadhwa flips through newspapers, the absence of advertisements for walk-in-interviews does not bother her at all. After working with a BPO for a short while and then an NGO, she is today working as a technical writer. She says she hasn’t seen even a single person in her function being handed a pink slip even in these recessionary times.
“Everyday I get 5-10 mails which say you’re short-listed for an interview. I’m getting calls from consultants. A lot of my software engineering friends ask me about what I have done. They want to do this course and become a technical writer as it is a comfortable job, more imaginative more creative” says Nikita.
“There is a requirement of 200,000 to 250,000 people with such skill sets,” says Rakesh Shukla, founder of technical writing firm, TWB, which also delivers the TWB Certifications. Simply put technical writers are people who communicate technical information in a manner that even non-technical reader can understand. And Rakesh says that in the next 4 years technical writing will be roughly a $1.5 billion industry. And even in the current slowdown, his business has been growing.