Re: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)

Subject: Re: [TCP] certification (was: ranting STC)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 09:06:36 -0800

Been there, done that. Used the old, time-honored tradition of reviewing
resumes for experience, interviewing, checking references from past
managers (candidates' own and development managers candidates had
previously supported. Also invited existing members of the group to
either apply or to nominate other members of the group they thought
could do the job. In one case promoted from within, in the other hired.
Last time I checked both are still in place.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> However...your manager comes to you and says "Gene...we just borged a
> company, they're 1500 miles from here, and I need you to hire a
> person who can run that group...they have seven writers, one editor,
> and one tech illustrator, but the existing manager has left and
> they're walking around like the zombie mob outside the flaming pickup
> truck in the movie Night of the Living Dead. Oh, and we need that
> person inplace within two weeks.
> You may have a short list of people who you would immediately start
> talking to. Great. Not everyone does. Some sit there and go "Holy
> Crap...where do I start.
> Keep in minbd that this is 1500 miles from you, wouldn't it help you
> if you could include in your search technical writing professionals
> who at least according to an independent certifying agency have a
> wide range of a defined set of skills and you know what those skills are?


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