Re: Question: Submitting blind writing samples
I am a new subscriber to this list -- I apologize if this question has been answered before. have a question about how to evaluate writing samples.
I was just asked by a headhunter to mail my writing samples to a doc manager. No phone interview; no personal interview; no explanation of the specific project: Just mail your samples and take your chances. The Doc manager is experienced with documentation and with supervising writers.
I believe that when a Doc manager makes a hiring decision based on a brief look at an anonymous sample, that manager will more often make the wrong decision than the right decision. She will drown in samples essentially submitted blind to her; misplace lots of them and not understand most of them. She will not have any background information concerning ANY sample she receives. She will not develop any sense for the real skills and working habits of the writer she selects. ... and I believe it is profoundly inappropriate behavior, professionally.
What do you think?
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