Showing Samples: WAS (Designing your Documentation/Writing Department)

Subject: Showing Samples: WAS (Designing your Documentation/Writing Department)
From: "Robotti, Anne \(Carlin\)" <ARobotti -at- CarlinGroup -dot- com>
To: <Marsha -dot- Kamish -at- shell -dot- com>, <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 09:02:43 -0400

> Let's to keep this tech writing-related...Oh! I
> notice every once in awhile, someone mentions their
> portfolio. When I try to show an interviewer some of my work
> and why it's good (blush) they aren't interested! It bums me
> out. And this is from people who end up hiring me.

I finally put my portfolio on a CD with a nice cover and some CD art and
I have my recruiter get the client a copy before the interview. I had
often felt that I could have interspersed a few pages of Dr. Seuss in
the middle of some of the samples I was handing out and no one would
have noticed! People just don't seem to want to look at that stuff
during an interview, and afterwards it's often irrelevant - they either
like you or they don't.



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