Re: Re. Interviewing editors

Subject: Re: Re. Interviewing editors
From: Glenda Jeffrey <jeffrey -at- HKS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 13:18:03 GMT

rjl -at- bostech -dot- com wrote:
: Geoff Hart had an interesting way to look for good editors.

: It just might work. During my last job-hunting exercise, I responded to
: a couple of ads for editors. Interestingly, in almost each case there was
: a typo somewhere in the ad. Not being quite sure if it was a test, I
: always pointed out the error in my cover letter.

: Never got an interview at any of those companies.

: Perhaps it -was- a test: "Smart-aleks need not apply."

It was probably a test of diplomacy. Personally, I would not
point out the error in a cover letter; instead, I'd wait until
the interview. And even then, I'd be very careful about it --
perhaps wait until a relaxed moment at lunch.
Glenda Jeffrey Email: jeffrey -at- hks -dot- com
Hibbitt, Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc Phone: 401-727-4200
1080 Main St. Fax: 401-727-4208
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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