Re: Employer's Test, was Technical Writer Certification

Subject: Re: Employer's Test, was Technical Writer Certification
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:04:05 +0800

Chris B said:
> When you go in for the interview, make sure to screw up a
> trivial thing at the beginning of the interview, like having
> a price tag still on your pants or misidentifying the street
> name you took to get there.
> If they ignore the error or make too big of a deal about it,
> they may be focused more on personality than the job itself.
> If they can correct the error with grace, this is someone who
> is both focused on the task and cares about people.

Huh? Why would I distract or embarrass the applicant by "correcting" an
error that's irrelevant to the job and the interview? I think it would
be tactful not to mention it.

If someone accidentally left a price tag on their clothes or
misremembered a street name it would have no influence on my decision.
If I thought an applicant had _deliberately_ done this as some sort of
bizarre, misguided personality test--I would have to suspect that person
was *seriously* weird.


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