Re: Technical Certification

Subject: Re: Technical Certification
From: Dan Martillotti <danm -at- DEV -dot- TIVOLI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 10:37:05 CDT

David Dubin says:
>If a candidate says they can use Frame and Authorware, and puts that on their
>resume, don't you think it is fair for a manager to expect that they are able
>to sit down at that platform and be productive within a day or two?

Correct. And if it turns out that the writer _does not_ know the application
that they claimed to know, that should be grounds for dismissal. If they lied
about that, what else did they lie about?

David Dubin says:
>On the other hand, if a TW position is advertised without software skills
>requirements, then yes, the writer should be able to learn whatever
>applications are used to produce docs.

As far as advertising for technical writers, stating that a software skill is
_required_ is a Bad Thing (TM). You have immediately limited your field of
potential candidates. Software skills should be preferred.

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