Re: Interview Questions (deliberately veering from techie vsnon-t echie...) -Reply -Reply

Subject: Re: Interview Questions (deliberately veering from techie vsnon-t echie...) -Reply -Reply
From: Dawn-Marie Oliver <Dawn-Marie -at- XPENSE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 14:28:10 -0700

My personal favorite question I have used, both asking the
person
interviewing me, and asking people I have interviewed is"

"What color pen do you use to edit, and why?"

I have heard a lot of responses. One guy said black (I guess
someone
missed a lot of his comments), pencil (same), always red (that
was "the
way you did these things"), green, purple, whatever was handy.

The most interesting response was from a man who had just been
working
in Japan for 4 years. He said: "I never use red--in Japan,
when you use
red, you are telling someone you wish them dead/ill will."

I'm mostly looking at whether or not they are sensitive to the
"red pen/
English teacher" fear many people have (the last job I was at,
we did
a lot of editing for each other, and others in the company), or
that
comments would disappear (black/pencil).

Just my $0.02.

Dawn-Marie Oliver
dawn-marie -at- xpense -dot- com

These words and opinions are mine! Portable and I
prefer it that way.





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