RE: An interview question

Subject: RE: An interview question
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Richard Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>, Tech Writers <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:17:08 -0700

Richard Hamilton wrote:

> I agree with the folks on this thread who say there isn't a correct answer.
> What is important is what the answer reveals about the interviewer and the
> company. And, either answer could set up some follow-ups that could reveal
> even more.

As Leonard observed, unless the company is in the business of selling manuals, the correct answer is "cost center, of course" -- with perhaps the further elaboration he suggested.

> Overall, I think it's a more useful question than those thought questions
> ("How many gas stations are there in the US?") that seem to be fashionable.

Damning with faint praise. Are questions like that really "fashionable"? Seriously? With whom?

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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