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Subject:Re: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate? From:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 8 Dec 2014 10:56:39 -0800
If somebody steals samples from somewhere they didn't work, checking
their references will turn that up, even if all they tell you is the
typical job title and employment dates.
If someone who didn't write their samples was sharp and creative
enough able to answer the questions I'll typically ask, they could
surely fake a writing test as well.
On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Connie Giordano
<connie -at- therightwords -dot- com> wrote:
> These days it's nearly impossible to get former employers to be forthcoming
> about anything other than the dates the candidate worked for them. These
> days it's just as likely to have someone fake their portfolio items or
> blatantly steal them from a website somewhere as to show you original work
> they were responsible for.
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