From: Kimberly Ferri Cakebread <kim -at- ASPECTDV -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 17:50:30 -0800

I'm a working Documentation Manager, and I always require writing samples.
If someone can't give me sufficient samples, I give them a writing test.
I've been burned too many times.

Kimberly Ferri Cakebread

At 05:48 PM 3/23/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>I'm in transition from independent to captive. (Currently a contractor,
>with negotiations going on regarding a "permanent" position.)
>When the question of writing samples came up in my interviews, I told them
>that my government work was all classified and that I did not have
>permission from other clients to use their documents for this purpose.
>Nothing more was said of the issue and we went on to discuss their problems
>and my abilities to help solve those problems.
>I believe that only HR-types ask for samples because they don't know what
>else to ask. Documentation managers are more interested in you and your
>John Gilger

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