Re: Conducting Telephone Interviews

Subject: Re: Conducting Telephone Interviews
From: "John Cook" <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 15:02:21 -0500

On 5/16/06, linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com <linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com> 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!

I used to hate the question until I realized that the answer is
simple: I like writing and will be writing for the rest of my life,
whether that's five years or fifty, and whether I'm getting paid for
it or not. After that, the answer is then simplified to "I expect to
continue to hone my skills and craft, and I'd like to learn the latest
relevant tool for my career".

Now, whether employers like to hear that answer or not is another
question, but at least I'm comfortable with it on my end.
John Cook
Technical Writer / Help Author
john dot cook at gmail dot com

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RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews: From: Ron Hearn
RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews: From: linda_sims

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