From: Steve Arrants <SArrants -at- DATAFUSION -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:41:18 -0800

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martha J Davidson [SMTP:editrix -at- SLIP -dot- NET]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 9:16 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> My experience is just the opposite of John's. I've never been asked
> for a
> sample by an HR person, but just about every manager I've interviewed
> with
> has wanted to see samples, which I am eager to share.
> [Steve Arrants] And if a hiring manager doesn't want to see samples,
> I would think twice about taking an offer. I try to present the
> samples as solutions to problems or tricky documentation situations.
> It's a good idea to talk about the samples--how they were produced,
> problems you had and how they were solved, the documentation process
> that was used, etc. Let's face it--if you've made it to an interview
> with a documentation manager, the company probably figures that you
> can write. The interview is your chance to show that you can think
> and deal with day-to-day situations.
> Stephen Arrants, Jr.
> 139 Townsend Street Suite 100
> San Francisco, CA 94107-1922
> 415.836.7843 fax 415.836.9050
> sarrants -at- datafusion -dot- net
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