Tag Archives: Interview questions

Don’t Let HR Block Your Next Technical Writer

First let me clarify – I’ve nothing against HR and their involvement in the hiring process. What I object to very specifically are two habits: letting HR choose who gets interviewed, and letting HR do the first interview and veto … Continue reading

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Do not Hire This Person: Technical Writers Edition

Three things some technical writers say that should serve as a warning sign that you may not want to hire them: “I only need to understand it at the UI level”. If you don’t understand how and why things happen, … Continue reading

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Do not Hire This Person: QA Edition

Written in collaboration with Efrat Wurzel Three things some testers say that should serve as a warning sign that you may not want to hire them: “I can’t understand a feature or start thinking about its tests until I use … Continue reading

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Five Types of Questions to Avoid in Technical Writing Interviews

I’ve written about good questions to ask technical writing candidates. There are, of course, many more good questions you could ask. There are also many bad questions you shouldn’t bother with. Here are five types of questions you should avoid.

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Five Questions for Technical Writing Interviews

These questions are for experienced candidates, not aspiring writers, and are meant to reveal general attitudes and methods. You want to see how people think, and how they act and react to other writers.

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