atw: Re: Australian source of citation advice [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

  • From: "Bob Trussler" <bob.trussler@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 00:49:41 +1000

Some time back, I had a manager ask how to interview a tech writer.  It was
for a position in another state.
I told him to ask for some samples of their work to look at (a portfolio).
He responded that they may bring in work that is not theirs.
I suggested that he ask questions like:
   Why is this good?
   Why was it done this way?
   What could have been done better?
   What problems did you have?
There are ALWAYS problems so an answer of 'No problems" is suspect.
"Yes'', he said and marched off.  ( and hired a writer with excellent skills
and experience)

Bob Trussler

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