RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews

Subject: RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews
From: Stuart Burnfield <sburnf -at- au1 -dot- ibm -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 14:46:26 +0800

Lin wrote:
> 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! shiney!).

If you said that to me at an interview it would be a _great_ answer.
(That and slipping in a reference to Serenity would probably
be enough to get you the job.)

It amazes me how much people dislike this question.
Why not just answer truthfully and see what happens?



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