RE: About proprietary writing samples

Subject: RE: About proprietary writing samples
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 12:59:41 -0400

Okay, I'll bite for discussion:

Assuming these are not "government classified," share the portfolio
anyway. Take the samples to your interview, show them off, discuss the
experience, education, training, and skill you applied to the samples,
talk about the technical writing, but don't discuss the subject matter.
Don't leave samples.



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Anonymous [mailto:anonfwd -at- raycomm -dot- com]
I am putting together a writing portfolio for some upcoming interviews;
however, I have been informed that many of the samples are proprietary,
cannot be shared with other companies.

The problem is this...I'm looking at having an empty portfolio, because
virtually all of my samples would be considered proprietary.
How do I go about giving an example of what I have done, without
compromising the policies of my previous companies? Also, keep in mind
I'm trying to show the best character in a job interview; because, if I
proprietary samples to an interviewer, they'd likely worry about whether
would show samples of their company to other people if I went to work
I know that character doesn't matter much in these times, but it matters

Thank you for whatever advice you can offer.

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