Re: job interview with tests

Subject: Re: job interview with tests
From: "Karen E. Black" <kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 12:16:20 -0500

On my last writing test, I was given an hour to write, using Word, instructions to update your Windows display settings. I cracked my knuckles, spit on my palms and went to work. I was offered the job the next day.

(Five months later they fired my behind -- I was bored out of my skull and spent most of my time surfing the 'net, having exhausted all work-related avenues to productivity. Best thing that ever happened to me... the boss wondered how my test results could have been so good and my performance so bad...)

If this is the only kind of elementary writing test you are given, be prepared to ask lots of questions about the type and amount of work you will be offered, what technologies you will be expected to master, what outside and inside training opportunities will be available, what access you have to SMEs, other departments' experts, internal documentation, and so on. (Either that, or run like heck out of there.) If they are judging you on a high-school level, you might want to be prepared for a high-school work environment.

Sorry to by cynical! Once burned...



_________________________________________________________________
Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device: http://mobile.msn.com


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Did you know you can get RoboHelp certified?
To learn how, visit http://www.ehelp.com/techwr. Be sure to also check out
our special pricing offers and promotions for RoboHelp 2002.

---
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 http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.



Previous by Author: Re: I just got one of those resumes
Next by Author: Can I take the "Pleases" off a web site?
Previous by Thread: RE: job interview with tests
Next by Thread: Re: job interview with tests


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

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads