I'm graduating with a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in professional and technical writing on May 6. I want to get a job as soon after graduation as humanly possible. I know that I'm going to have to move to get a tech writing job because there are no jobs like that in this rural area...I'm open to moving anywhere except Alaska or Hawaii.
I've been looking at technical writer job listings on Monster and I find that virtually all of those jobs want at least 2 years (most want more) of technical writing experience. This is my problem...how can I get experience in technical writing if I can't get a technical writing job without already having experience? Seems like kind of a Catch-22 :(
I know that this experience requirement probably is due to the fact that there weren't always degree programs in technical writing available. That doesn't help me much, though. :/
Does anyone have any advice for me? I need a job, and I owe too much money in student loans to work fast food. :(