Re: Stories of arrogant job applicants

Subject: Re: Stories of arrogant job applicants
From: dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 21:27:26 -0700

"Mike O." wrote:
> Andrew quoting somebody else from some board somewhere:
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > I had a guy come in to interview for a job as a senior
> > technical writer. This is in about 99. As I recall, the
> > salary was to be $65-$78k, with incentives
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> Obviously this interviewer...had the right instincts to bring
> in a skilled consultant with big-project experience.

Huh? Consultant? Who said anything about a consultant?

> Too bad he screwed up by treating the consultant like a regular job
> applicant.

If he advertised for a staff writer (note the word "salary" above) he had every right to assume the person being interviewed was interested in a staff job.

> ...clients...would post frantic requests for 'consultants.'
> advertised for technical writing consultants

Not by listing a salary range!

> ...When a consultant arrives for a sales call it is *extremely*
> unprofessional to channel them through the HR process like a
> regular job applicant.
> Andrew, when you make a sales call to a prospective client, do
> you fill out job applications?

What on earth are you talking about?



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