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The Insider's Guide to Technical Writing by Krista Van Laan

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Winning Interview Tips

There’s not much I can tell you about interviews that isn’t covered in a thousand other books, but there are a few things you should know about technical writer interview etiquette for that time when you do win an interview with the company of your choice.

When you get an interview, prepare for it. This means learning as much as you can about the company and its business needs, the people you will be meeting, and the value you can bring to them.

Passing the Phone Screen

Many first interviews are done on the phone. Without passing the phone screen, you won’t make it to the face-to-face interview phase.

It can be much more difficult to sell yourself by telephone, and applicants are often filtered out because of lackluster ...

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