Re: Seeking advice on leading an interview for a technical writer

Subject: Re: Seeking advice on leading an interview for a technical writer
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Claudine Chausson" <cchausson -at- fircosoft -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 07:08:39 -0700

Your explanation is, but your company's position on relocation is as clear as mud. From "no relocation package," you have now gone to "no relocation package unless the candidate can negotiate one." And you're not telling candidates anything until after you offer them a telephone interview. This may work in Europe, but here in the US it would result in you spending a lot of time on the phone with candidates who drop out as soon as they hear your opening position, because most companies here do not negotiate on relocation; they either have a package or they do not, and if they want to attract out-of-area candidates with a package or filter them out to avoid wasting time with candidates who won't move without one they say so in the job posting..

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: Claudine Chausson
To: 'Gene Kim-Eng'
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 1:32 AM
Subject: RE: Seeking advice on leading an interview for a technical writer


I'm sorry I wasn't very clear, contrary to the ad which is very clear about the position being in Paris. All the candidates who live in foreign countries knew very clearly before the interview that they will have to relocate. Actually they all want to relocate to Paris and our add is a good opportunity for them to do so, if they're hired.

The ad doesn't say anything about a relocation package: the candidate will have to ask the question if he/she wants to know about it. And he/she can then try to negotiate something. Good luck for that!!!



Am I clearer?

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