Re: Interviewing technical writers

Subject: Re: Interviewing technical writers
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:54:11 -0400

On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:37:43 -0400, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

Seems like a waste of time to schedule an interview before seeing
writing samples. It's common for job listings to ask for resume and
samples both.

Actual proprietary samples should be "eyes only" and classified samples should not even exist. Indeed, if a sample appears to violate proprietary or security guidelines, that alone is sufficient for rejection. "Held XXX Clearance," said one applicant's resume. "Can't hire him," said one of our managers, a former Nuclear Test person. "The name of that clearance is classified."

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References:
Interviewing technical writers: From: Kim Bieler

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