Re: Help! First TW job interveiw

Subject: Re: Help! First TW job interveiw
From: Tony Rocco <trocco -at- ONDISPLAY -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 11:22:38 -0800

Well, Stan, there is a pretty egregious problem with the job posting you are
responding to. The first requirement listed is the age of the applicant.
Discrimination based on age is akin to discrimination based on race or
gender. You can't say, "White male, 25 - 25, wanted for tech writer
position." What this employer has done is highly illegal and could result
in serious legal consequences.

I would consider "closing the deal" with a firm that does not practice any
form of discrimination. I would also look askance on any firm that is not
aware of federal age-discrimination laws.

- tgrrr

Enlightenment is to be intimate with all things; it is the practice of
moment to moment intimacy.

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From: smith [SMTP:smith -at- DDS -dot- NL]
Sent: Friday, March 12, 1999 4:17 AM
Subject: Help! First TW job interveiw


Help. I have my first job interveiw for an entry level techwriting
in less than 7 days. The position is within the research and
dept. of a medium sized international IT firm (job description
I am coming from a non-tecnical or writing background (I have a
degree in social sciences) but I have great interest in learning
more about
computing. I am basically self-taught and I've gained lots of useful
information and tips from reading this list.

What pointers can you 'experienced' tech writers give to a beginner
to help
"close the deal" on the possible first job?
All advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Stan Smith

Department: Research & Development

Job description: Technical Writer for the Applications team

Reporting to the Teamleader, Applications, the Technical Writer in
Applications Team will be primarily responsible for:

Writing end-user documentation
Writing technical documentation
Reporting back to the developers

The person we are looking for should have the following

25-35 years of age
Team player
PC-experience at Super user level or higher
Preferably Notes experience

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