Market Conditions (Was: What Might a Writing Test Be?)

Subject: Market Conditions (Was: What Might a Writing Test Be?)
From: Penny Staples <pstaples -at- AIRWIRE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 10:39:57 -0600

I think you've hit the nail on the head Steve. Whether or not you're willing
to take a lengthy writing test as part of a job application depends on what
the market conditions are like in your part of the world, and how badly you
want/need the job.

Penny Staples
pstaples -at- airwire -dot- com

Steve Fouts said:

<other quoted material snipped>

>The market for Technical Writers must be very different in Denmark, Peter.
>Here in the U.S. at the current time it is such a sellers market in most of
>the major U.S. job centers that the only way that I would agree to spending
>an entire day taking someone's writing test is if they agreed to pay me for
>my time. And pay me well. Otherwise, it simply isn't worth my time.
>In fact, I would wonder about applicants who _would_ agree to take such
>a test here. Why is it that they are so desperate for a job that they
>would subject themselves to such a thing free of charge?

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