RE: Evaluating Candidates Using Tests, Logic Questions, and Similar

Subject: RE: Evaluating Candidates Using Tests, Logic Questions, and Similar
From: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 08:46:14 -0500

In one of my favorite interviews of all time, I was handed a pen and given
half an hour to write a short instruction for its use. I've used it since
then to effectively discover lots of things about a candidate's writing
style and thought processes:

a. "No can do in 30 minutes, need a planning meeting." No hire. Don't
waste my time coming up with excuses why something can't be done, put that
energy toward figuring out how to do it.

b. Good outline but incomplete after half an hour. Strong contender. They
can be trained in the technical skills needed to build good documents more
quickly from a good foundation. They knew enough to plan first.

c. Something slapped onto the paper but not organized well. No hire. The
world is living with way too much documentation that's been approved because
it's better than a blank sheet of paper.

d. Needs work, but a complete instruction has appeared as if by magic. It
flows, it makes sense even if some logic needs tweaking and the
ILLUSTRATIONS (drawn or "insert figure showing ...") would require rework.
This one is a keeper.

Different employers might have different criteria and preferences, of
course.

I also ask the serious candidates to complete an Emotional Quotient test.
There's are a couple of good ones on the Internet.

Dori Green

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word features support for every major Help
format plus PDF, HTML and more. Flexible, precise, and efficient content
delivery. Try it today! http://www.webworks.com/techwr-l

Easily create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to any popular Help file format or printed documentation. Learn more at http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- infoinfocus -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40infoinfocus.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.


Follow-Ups:

References:
Re: Evaluating Candidates Using Tests, Logic Questions, and Similar: From: Brasel, Russell

Previous by Author: RE: Other uses for Paint Shop Pro
Next by Author: RE: OT? Videographers?
Previous by Thread: Re: Evaluating Candidates Using Tests, Logic Questions, and Similar
Next by Thread: RE: Evaluating Candidates Using Tests, Logic Questions, and Similar


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads