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Subject:Re: Average Length of TW Resume From:ekandl -at- unitechsys -dot- com (Erick Kandl) To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 30 Mar 2000 10:09:37 -0600
"The material I write for almost all of my clients is proprietary. I do not
have permission, in most cases, to even discuss what I was writing about in
general terms, let alone show samples! In some (very few) cases, I have
permission to show a short sample (a select few pages) at an interview but
not to leave said sample behind (I can't let it out of my sight)."
This brings up an important point in interviewing for a new job: How
do you show your writing skill if you cannot show samples? A person
can talk about what they did and how they did it, but what happens
when the interviewer asks to see your work? It seems that a
prospective employer takes a huge risk in hiring someone without first
seeing what they are capable of producing. How do you get around that
or what is your alternative to actual client samples?