Re: Future Trends in Technical Writing

Subject: Re: Future Trends in Technical Writing
From: stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:04:26 +0000

Granted, the interviewer can learn what questions to ask, and the interviewee can learn what answers to give. I interviewed someone once who answered all my "how would you--?" questions perfectly and with polished self-assurance. Everyone who interviewed him thought he was slick. But what are you gonna do--not hire him because he answered questions TOO well?

I guess there really is something to the idea that you size up people within a few seconds of meeting them. I think I'll leave the psychological questioning to the HR rep, who conducts scores of interviews each week; I'm more confortable sticking to questions about technical writing.

-- Steve

Steven Jong, Past President
STC Boston Chapter
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