Re: Re:Hiring Criteria and Writing Tests for Technical Writers

Subject: Re: Re:Hiring Criteria and Writing Tests for Technical Writers
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 08:50:13 -0800 (PST)

-- Dan Roberts <droberts63 -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
> Just out of curiosity...
> >1. The file name usualy also includes the date. My resume, if I
> was
> >to send it out today, might be named jposada10_26
> any particular reason you don't include the year?

If they have enough control to keep track of resumes by time period,
it is enough information. If they can't, and they have another resume
from me named jposada09_15, that should be enoughj of a hint to know

that they need an updated resume. It doesn't matter what the date is,
just that it is different and so ask for a new one.

> >2. In the cover letter, I include the software format and version
> >number, such as:
> >"The attached document was crerated in Word, version 2000."
> why include this information?

There was a time when people using Word 6 couldn't open a Word 97
document. When you get a document from someone who you've never
received something from, aren't you just the slightest aprehensive
that you can open it? Also, I was at a company who saved FrameMaker
documents with a doc extension. I'm not saying it was right or wrong,
it just was done that way. It doesn't matter to everyone (and it has
to some that I've dea;t with in the past), but for those that it
does, why not?

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

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