Re: Advice needed for an upcoming interview

Subject: Re: Advice needed for an upcoming interview
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:30:39 -0400

So how did the interview go?

I went for one also. I actually had another job, but they fooled around so long on the background check, I took another in the meantime. I cannot say enough bad things about HireRight and their inability to do background checks. In three weeks, they couldn't verify my high school. In 10 minutes, I could. I even had the people at the school waiting for their call and HireRight still couldn't do it.

The new job was quick. Friday a phone interview, Tuesday in person since Monday was tied up, and Wednesday morning they made the offer. Their background check took a day.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Anonymous" <anonymous -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:02 AM
Subject: Advice needed for an upcoming interview

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I have a job interview on Thursday. I documented an embedded version of
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
and I feel that my technical skills are my weakest attribute (shamefully,
don't know any programming languages).

Does anyone have advice for how to endure such a long interview? What
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
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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