RE: On-the-spot writing test during a job interview?

Subject: RE: On-the-spot writing test during a job interview?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "'Keith Cronin'" <kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 16:40:32 -0500

Hallo:

If this is an entry-level job and you are interviewing someone who has
little to no experience, I suppose you could give a test. Is would show the
organization and thought that goes into structuring some writing. I admit
marketing-oriented copy is different than twech writing copy, so consider
having the candidate write a marketing blurb about the benefits of a common
high tech gadget, to see the candidate's pizzzzzzzaz.

However, if this is an intermediate or experienced position, I recommend you
thing strongly about avoiding such a test and relying on the candidate's
portfolio, instead.

Let us know . . .

Sean
sean -at- quodata -dot- com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Cronin [SMTP:kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com]
>
> I have been asked to be one of several people who will each individually
> interview the same applicant for a copy writing job at a software
> developer.
> I'm the company's proposal writer, and have previously worked as a
> technical
> writer for this company. The company is looking to me to help judge the
> applicant's "writing skills and creativity."
>
> What do you think of giving the applicant a writing test during the job
> interview?
>
>




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