Re: covert interview

Subject: Re: covert interview
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 1995 13:01:57 -0800

Sherri Hall wonders...

> Regarding covert interviews, do any of you find you have to
> be more or less covert when dealing with the opposite sex?
> I'm not after a feminist/power-seeking/male-bashing discussion here--I abhor
> those. I AM after practical tips about dealing with male technical folks
> when you're a woman or vice versa. I don't think anyone is less
> professional if they admit there's a difference between genders.
> What's your experience?

I've found that most of the guys I work with are scared to death to
say the wrong thing so they start out very uncomfortable. A couple of
sincerely bawdy inuendos makes them much more relaxed! ;-)

Sue Gallagher
Technical Writer
StarBase Corp, Irvine CA
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com

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