RE: Sample Writing Tests Needed

Subject: RE: Sample Writing Tests Needed
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Jim_McAward -at- Ademco -dot- com, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 13:49:02 -0700 (PDT)

> Candidates generally have no problem writing the sample -
> senior level people need to be reassured that you test everyone,
> so they don't feel singled out... and you DO need to test

Just because everyone jumped off a cliff (or drank a specific flavor
of Kool-aid) doesn't mean I would.

And I'm going to feel good that I'm being judged by the same criteria
that you judge a junior writer?

This candidate (me) was never asked to create a writing sample during
the interview...which is why I've never had to say no....but I
imagine it will, someday, and then I'll have to (say no, that is).

A writing sample (what, a couple of paragraphs or three?) will tell
you that I can create what? A couple of paragraphs or three? I have
much more depth and skill that I've worked very hard to attain than
to be judged on a paragraph or two.

Oh, resume is about six pages and all I hear (even as recent
as last Monday) is impressive...but then maybe that's because one of
the pages is a comnplete page of references, all with management
responsibilities. I guess ya go with what works.

John Posada
Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com

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