Generic competencies are essential for technical writers to participate effectively in the workforce and to fulfill tasks. Although usually, generic competencies are not really specific for a certain occupation, you can define a set of generic competencies that are of high relevance for technical writers.
Although generic competencies are applicable to all working situations for technical writers, there are differences in their relevance according to the specific job positions or job profiles. For example, someone who is in a management position will need more skills to allow him to make decisions.
This topic covers technical aptitudes, thinking and innovative skills, ways of organising work, learning and working style.