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KLD - Unemployment

When becoming unemployed from IBSI I Immediately defined this plan: From mid 1994 to end 1995 I wrote about 70 letters of application to get a job as technical author / editor / responsible for documentation. For Switzerland the situation of unemployment was very uncommon and hence officials were not at all able to cope with it properly. Although the age provides positive conditions, such as expertise and experience in various fields, most time it is the main drawback in applying for a job:

To keep expertise I looked for small jobs during the time of unemployment and got the first in October 1994 from former colleagues. Various projects for companies as diverse as IBM and EUnet provided a nearly continuous stream of work (although not sufficient income). In my opinion this demonstrated the feasibility of free lancing.

A course about "how to start free lance work" led to a detailed budget and further activities. At the end of 1995 I incorporated my company Docu + Design Daube.


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