Re: Green TW searching for software advice

Subject: Re: Green TW searching for software advice
From: "Lois Patterson" <lois -at- dowco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 17:18:18 -0800

Yes, to be clear, I was talking about not getting the opportunity in the
first place.
It isn't always possible to tell, for sure, but if half the interview
focuses on one's lack of knowledge of the arcane tool (despite valiant
efforts to divert discussion), then one can make a reasonable inference.
Usually, it's not that obvious, of course, so one has to rely on her or his
possibly faulty intuition. But in my experience, my tool knowledge has more
often been attacked than lack of technical knowledge (subjectively, I think
both are generally good although always open to never-ending improvement, of
course).

Lois

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Lois Patterson" <lois -at- dowco -dot- com>; "TECHWR-L"
<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: Green TW searching for software advice


> > I'd be curious to hear of the experiences of other writers. Have
> > you more
> > often lost contracts and full-time opportunities due to lack of
> > knowledge of
> > a specific tool, or due to lack of technical knowledge?
>
> Lois...In 12 years, once I got the contract, I've never been asked to
> leave a contract due to performance in any way, only when money ran
> out or budget was cut.
>
> If you are talking about somneone being hired instead of me after
> interviewing, too tough to say...yo never really know what the reason
> REALLY was.



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