RE: Interviewing technical writers

Subject: RE: Interviewing technical writers
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 17:21:52 -0400



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein
>
> 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.

http://www.google.com/search?q=square+manhole+cover&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-ca:IE-Address&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=JEaHT9utL6n00gGQp4XFBw&ved=0CHkQsAQ&biw=1326&bih=814

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/square-manhole-cover.html


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References:
Re: Interviewing technical writers: From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: Interviewing technical writers: From: Joyce . Fetterman
RE: Interviewing technical writers: From: Dan Goldstein

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