Re: Advice needed for an upcoming interview

Subject: Re: Advice needed for an upcoming interview
From: Mitchell Maltenfort <mmalten -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:34:45 -0400

Not knowing anything about this particular position, I would think they
would be less concerned with whether you can program (I presume they have
programmers) and more concerned with whether you can work with both
technical people and end users.


On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Anonymous <anonymous -at- techwhirl -dot- com> wrote:

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> I have a job interview on Thursday. I documented an embedded version of the
> company's product at a previous position, so I have some familiarity with
> it. But self-doubt begins to creep in as the interview approaches,
> especially since it's scheduled to last 4 hours and includes a technical VP
> and I feel that my technical skills are my weakest attribute (shamefully, I
> don't know any programming languages).
>
> Does anyone have advice for how to endure such a long interview? What kind
> of questions should I be prepared for, especially from the VP and the SE
> that will be interviewing me?
>
> The company's product makes heavy use of both regular expressions and APIs.
> There were recently a couple of threads about good API documentation that
> are good resources. But how about regular expressions? Any suggestions for
> reading up on those?
>
> I am just starting out in this field: if I get this job, it would be only
> my third position as a technical writer, so please excuse these rather
> nervous and fundamental questions. Any other advice, of course, would also
> be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thank you.
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