Re: Giving a surprise test to interviewees?

Subject: Re: Giving a surprise test to interviewees?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:06:41 -0800

This is how I first became a technical writer, except that nobody
sent me for any tool training. I started my career as a design and
test engineer. Most of the best writers I have worked with or managed
over the years started the same way, and not as college students
who chose to train for careers as technical writers. Given a choice
between two candidates no work experience as writers, one with a
technical communications degree or certificate, the other with a
technical education and work experience and good English
composition and grammar skills but no work experience as a
writer, I would probably choose to train the latter.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: <Amanda_Abelove -at- toyota -dot- com>

> What about another tack to take besides tests, which were discussed in a
> thread here a couple of weeks ago? Hire related experience and then
> train... The best editor I ever met was a retired teacher who the company
> had sent to computer clases to learn how to use MS Office.


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