Re: Showing sample and proprietary content

Subject: Re: Showing sample and proprietary content
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 14:50:29 -0400

Keith Hood wrote:

When you guys are doing a job search, how do you
handle the matter of showing samples of previous work
if your previous work is proprietary content? I'm
trying to answer a job ad that says the employer wants
to see samples, but everything I've done for the past
8 years was all for the company's internal use only,
and is supposed to be confidential. At my present job
I even signed an agreement to that effect. Any advice
on what to do?

You can explain to them that all your previous work was proprietary and ask if you could develop samples that would satisfy their needs. I've done this in the past with fairly good results. Or, have you done any writing outside of your work?



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