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

Subject: RE: Evaluating Candidates Using Tests, Logic Questions, and Similar
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:22:26 -0800

>>James Barrow goes:

>>During my interview the interviewer asked if I was proficient with
>>RoboHelp (I was, and had last used RoboHelp approximately one year prior
>>to the interview). After a few perfunctory questions, she asked me the
>>following:
>>
>>"What was the name of project folder in which you uploaded your
>>documentation?"
>>
>>My answer: "I believe it was the same as the name of the software we were
>>documenting"
>>
>>My answer set her off. She was incredulous, and stood up when I said that
>>I couldn't be precise in my answer as it was over a year ago. So she
>>walked to the door and said, "Give me a call when you can remember the
>>name".
>
>How bizarre. Why would you know that? You set it up and then don't pay any
>attention again.

I kid not, o' wise one. This question threw off my entire repertoire of
answers. I was expecting to explain how the tech writing team uploaded the
documentation, how version control was managed, etc. Asking me to recall a
database name was, well, ridiculous (IMHO)...unless she needed to pick my
brain to come up with a naming convention.

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