Re: Interviewing technical writers

Subject: Re: Interviewing technical writers
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Chris Despopoulos" <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <Joyce -dot- Fetterman -at- L-3com -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:26:19 -0700

I haven't been asked any of the mind game interview questions since the dotcom, and every company that ever asked them of me ended up crashing and burning. So what these questions tell me is that the interviewers haven't the initiative or skill to devise questions that actually relate to their real-world needs and are pulling questions off the web or from one of those "new paradigm" management books that ultimately turned out to be "how to start and crash a company before you make it to the tenth easy lesson" manuals.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Despopoulos
And don't forget that the interview is a place for the candidate to find things out, too. If I really hate that kind of question, I've just learned something. Maybe I don't want to work there.

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Re: Interviewing technical writers: From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: Interviewing technical writers: From: Joyce . Fetterman
Re: Interviewing technical writers: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Interviewing technical writers: From: Chris Despopoulos

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