RE: Interviewing technical writers

Subject: RE: Interviewing technical writers
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <dgoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:25:57 -0400

I worked for a company that had candidates solve "brain teasers", like how to figure out whick group of balls weighs less or are a different color, that sort of thing. I was taken aback but got the job.

(who as a single person has had to learn all about toilets)

> I don't see it as a trick question. I see it as a personality question.
> Given a choice between two equally qualified tech writers, I would
> prefer the one who's curious about all sorts of disparate technologies.
> That said, I wouldn't expect the tech writer to already know how a
> toilet works, but I would prefer the tech writer who's interested to
> know. "I simply don't care" isn't the response I would hope for.
> When I think of trick questions, I think of the square manhole cover
> thing, which tests something else altogether.

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