RE: Interviewing technical writers

Subject: RE: Interviewing technical writers
From: "Will Husa Documentation Solutions" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
To: "'Kim Bieler'" <kimbieler -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:28:12 -0500

Ask the candidate if they can write a procedure. Don't make it elaborate,
just something that could be performed in five or six steps.
During the selection process for a recent assignment, a client told me that
they had rejected a couple of candidates because they could not write
step-by-step instructions.


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Will Husa
Technical Writer
Will Husa Documentation Solutions
Phone: 708.927.3569
Skype ID: william.husa
will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com



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Subject: Interviewing technical writers

I'm evaluating resumes for a technical writing & content strategy position
at our company. I'm pretty clear on what I would ask candidates in an
interview, but I'm not sure how to decide based on their resume who I should
follow up with.

Is it appropriate to ask for writing samples before an interview? Are there
particular assets or red flags I should be looking for in a resume? Any
background research I should conduct?

Thanks!

Kim Bieler

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