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I'm fairly new to managing a documentation group, and I'm probably going to be
hiring some entry-level tech wrters in the next couple of months. I'm looking
for your suggestions on questions to ask job candidates.
I followed with interest the thread last month on interview tests/questions, but
most (if not all) of what was said then applied to more experienced tech
writers. As I mentioned, I'll be looking for *entry-level* writers, who may not
have portfolios (and won't have extensive ones if they do).
As a writer myself, I'm fairly comfortable talking to job candidates about
writing positions. My bosses, however, are not writers, and I thought the
interviewing process would be much more productive if I could supply them with a
list of questions or areas of discussion to pursue when they talk to candidates.
Feel free to reply to me personally--I'd love to get any input (war stories,
etc.) you can offer about hiring neophytes. I'll summarize to the list if others
Thanks for your help.
Head Technical Writer
Fastech, Inc. - Broomall, PA
71220 -dot- 341 -at- compuserve -dot- com