RE: Tips for Second Interview

Subject: RE: Tips for Second Interview
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 20:07:03 -0700

Hey Zen,

Having just interviewed a dozen candidates I can tell you that the ones who
said they didn't have any questions for me were a disappointment. I - as I
assume your interviewer will - presented our company history as well as an
in depth look at our current projects. Hearing someone say "nope" drew the
interview to a quick conclusion.

There were 3-4 candidates who asked superficial questions that led
immediately to them expressing that they wanted full time employment.
Again, another disappointment since I explained that the contract was for
3-4 months.

The two tech writers that I did hire asked questions mainly centered around
our processes. For example, "If I needed to gather requirements are the
SMEs located on-site or off?", "Do you have a formal review and sign-off
procedure for documentation?" and "What is the expected turnaround time
between the end of the requirements gathering and the first draft of a

These questions showed me that even though the candidates knew very little
about our work environment, they understood how to apply their skills.



--- Zen C <zenizenc -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I interviewed for a job in which they contacted me
> for a second interview. The first one went well, and
> now I assume I will meet the person whom I would be
> directly working with. Any tips or suggestions to
> win the second interview are appreciated. What kind
> of questions would you'll suggest I ask at the
> interview?


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