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Not only that, but I have asked the question on numerous interviews and
gotten the job over other very well-qualified candidates.
Maybe it is all in how you ask? If there is a formal "project," it is not
out of line to the project managers what their estimating base and schedule
is for coding, testing, and documenting the project. I am trained as a
project manager, and most companies understand that is a logical question to
On 6/28/07, Fiona Krycek <fiona -dot- krycek -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> On 6/22/07, Combs, Richard <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:
> Hmm... I'm not sure why you see it as problematic for a job candidate to
> ask whether the company has preconceived ideas about when their new lone
> writer will begin producing deliverables, and whether or not the candidate
> (ie., the writer) would be calling the shots
> for scheduling deliverables. Doesn't that go to the heart of making sure
> have support from management?
> So I say ask the question. It's completely legitimate, it does not make
> look as if you lack confidence or experience. How else are you going to
> out what you're getting into?
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