Re: Interviews...

Subject: Re: Interviews...
From: "John Fleming" <johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 19:36:35 -0600

> Subject: Re: Interviews...
> From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
> Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 15:46:38 -0700
> X-Message-Number: 67

> Diane Evans wrote:

> > A few weeks ago, several people on this list talked about the
importance of
> > a portfolio. It has always impressed interviewers when I was able
to show
> > them samples of my writings.

> Even better: scan your portfolio pieces, and create an on-line
> (I use Acrobat). Burn a CD, create a label, and you've not only got
> something you can leave behind, but also proof that you're willing
> take some extra effort and that you know how to present yourself.

Of course, that assumes you can leave copies of your samples behind.

Pieces of work from the project I am currently working on that find
their way into my portfolio will be under the restriction, spelled out
in my contract, that I will not leave copies behind when pursuing
future contracts and that any copies I have will remain in my
possession and under my control.

Furthermore, while permission will not be unreasonably withheld (again
spelled out in the contract), I will need the company's written
permission to include any pieces in my portfolio.

As the project progresses, I will be keeping a list of potential
pieces so that, near the end of the project, I can pick a few really
good ones.


John Fleming
Technical Writer
Edmonton, Alberta
email: johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca


*** Deva(tm) Tools for Dreamweaver and Deva(tm) Search ***
Build Contents, Indexes, and Search for Web Sites and Help Systems
Available now at or info -at- devahelp -dot- com

Sponsored by Cub Lea, specialist in low-cost outsourced development
and documentation. Overload and time-sensitive jobs at exceptional
rates. Unique free gifts for all visitors to

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: buy more memory
Next by Author: Where do you see yourself in 5 years
Previous by Thread: Re: Interviews...
Next by Thread: Re: Interviews...

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads