RE: Writing Test

Subject: RE: Writing Test
From: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 09:43:11 -0800

>Then I thought of the word count restriction.

This reminds me of the height of the dot-com era, when I applied for a
job through an agency that had only dealt with minimum-wage workers in
the past, and were now dabbling in the high-tech arena.

I was asked to enter my own resume information into a computer. One
question was, "What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?"
Another question: "What are your 10-year goals?" I was then given a
textbox accepting a maximum of 100 CHARACTERS for the answer to each

I settle for: "Raising two geeks to adulthood." and "Live long and

I never got the job -- instead, I took another one that was offered me
an hour later.

Diane Evans
Requirements Analyst
Rosetta Inpharmatics

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