RE: Technical Writing Certifications

Subject: RE: Technical Writing Certifications
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 12:09:23 -0700 (PDT)

While that's true, is it the kind of slimming you would want? I have a
friend who is a Human Resources ninja. I'll ask her how she would
answer, but my answer is to look for some sense of purpose to the
resumes. The people who have consistently developed skillsets and
worked toward something will stand out, and that should cut the number
to a manageable 20-25 people, which I don't consider an unduly heavy
call load to find a match for a position.

--- "Tariel, Lauren R" <lt34 -at- saclink -dot- csus -dot- edu> wrote:

> How does the plan of interviewing candidates work in a market that is
> saturated with "technical writers" who really aren't qualified for
> the job, but can write up a resume, produce samples (possibly
> borrowed), and come up with references, so the TWs look qualified?
> If you are hit with 50 or so resumes from "qualified" candidates, how
> do you determine who to call for a phone interview and later bring in
> for an in-person interview? Certification can help slim the numbers
> in large markets.
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