Re: Providing Samples (Was RE: Why they don't ask for candidates by technology skills.)

Subject: Re: Providing Samples (Was RE: Why they don't ask for candidates by technology skills.)
From: Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 16:07:19 -0500


I'd include them. As an employer, I want to see what the candidate has to offer. I'm able to make the mental leap between procedures for controlling a dog to procedures for configuring software, for example. If your writing is good, I can teach you the techniques and technology. It also shows me that writing is part of your life, not just your "job". And that you actually have a life, and compassion, and a bunch of other good qualities that are implied by your volunteer work.
--Beth

Foster, Willow wrote:

Hi all,

I volunteer at an animal shelter and have written a couple of training
pieces. I'm debating whether to include them once I finally get around to
creating a portfolio. One the one hand, they address complicated issues.
(Controlling an aggressive dog, for example.) I did a great deal of research
and worked very hard on these docs. I'm very proud of them. On the other, I
don't know if it would seem a bit flaky. Any thoughts?

--
Beth Agnew
Professor, Technical Communication
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
Toronto, Ontario
416.491.5050 x3133
beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca




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