Re: Hiring TW without a test

Subject: Re: Hiring TW without a test
From: Jen <jennee -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:30:42 +0200

Thanks for everyone who replied, on and off the list.

We actually had the first interview today and my team leader used some of
them - specifically the following: when to use bullets and when to use
numbers (sent by Yehoshua), how the candidates would make sure they have
the correct and complete information (sent by Debbie) and a slightly
rewritten version of the editing test Peter Neilson sent a few days ago
(three steps in the wrong order, with misspellings etc.). The candidate did
answer Debbie's questions "correctly" (her answers fit the way we do things
in this company), but unfortunately her level of English was not good
enough.

Looking forward to more ideas - we're new to tech writing and to hiring, so
this has been a huge help.


On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> Jen is recruiting trainee candidates with little or no experience.
> Someone who could answer those questions would be the wildest stroke of
> luck.
>
> Turn the previous test into correspondence and conduct a pre-interview
> conversation via emailed essay questions about the candidates' previous
> work experience at any job or for new grads, their studies.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
>
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM, Debbie Hemstreet <
> D_Hemstreet -at- rambam -dot- health -dot- gov -dot- il> wrote:
>
>> Tell them they need to document the technician's installation of a
>> device. How would they go about assuring they have the most accurate
>> instructions?
>
>
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References:
Hiring TW without a test: From: Jen
RE: Hiring TW without a test: From: Debbie Hemstreet
Re: Hiring TW without a test: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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