Re: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skeptical curmudgeonlyness, part II]

Subject: Re: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skeptical curmudgeonlyness, part II]
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:58:40 -0700

If the list you're thinking about included on-site testing, it wasn't from
me.

If I believed a tech writer candidate still required on-site testing after I
had employed all other evaluations, my method would be a temp-to-perm
contract.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Lynne Wright
<Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>wrote:

> This brings us back to an earlier comment from Gene, I believe, about how
> important it is to use a variety of factors -- from written samples, to
> on-site testing, to grilling people to see if they are bluffing or can
> actually walk the walk, to some special kind of intuitive spidey-sense built
> on years of experience -- to determine which applicants are worth hiring.
> And I think that is what's getting people's danders up about the
> certification process as proposed.
>
> If no Tech Comm. Manager in their right mind would hire somebody based
> solely on a pile of pre-packaged self-evaluations and samples, then it seems
> a bit odd to award professional certification that way. Especially since the
> standards/criteria for qualifying aren't defined; and everything about the
> process, instructions, etc. is vague and confusing.
>
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References:
RE: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skeptical curmudgeonlyness, part II]: From: Janoff, Steve
RE: Original work [was RE: STC certification program: skeptical curmudgeonlyness, part II]: From: Lynne Wright

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