RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews

Subject: RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews
From: linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com
To: "Ron Hearn" <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 15:18:17 -0400

Ron Hearn wrote on 05/16/2006 02:45:05 PM:

> Yeah I hate that question. You know the interviewer has a preferred
> reply, the trick is to get it right. If you respond that you see
> yourself doing something outside TC, they might think you won't stick
> around that long. If you say you see yourself doing pretty much what you
> do when you start job, it looks like you have no ambition or desire for
> growth. Definitely a minefield.
> Ron

I hate that question, too.

I have no, none, ZILCH, interest in moving out of the tech writing field
or even out of being a tech writer with no managerial/supervisory/project
lead responsibilities. I'm _happy_ as a tech writer. My only "ambition" or
"desire for growth" lays in learning more: learning more about the things
I'm documenting; learning more new things that I (may) then document; and
learning more new tools and new ways of doing things (which I may or may
not use to document something; I have a strong tropism towards ooo!

I'll probably be dealing with this question again all too soon, too, as
the contract I'm on is scheduled to run out at the end of June. *sigh*

Lin Sims
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