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6 Considerations in Hiring Technical Writers

28th September 2012 Posted in Blog, Hiring Writers, Technical Writers 0 Comments

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When it comes time to hire technical writers for your team, the easiest part of deciding whom you will hire is likely to be the skill sets you need to get the job done. But beyond specific skill sets, what other barometers can you use to choose the right candidate the first time and what’s the best way to go about it?

Philip Rastocny wrote a great article on this topic that we re-published with permission here quite some time ago. In it, he highlighted 6 considerations that can help those hiring technical writers to make a wise choice. They included:

  1. Clarity
  2. Focus
  3. Creativity
  4. Open Mindedness
  5. Patience
  6. Knowing

He points out that, “If you continue to hire people the way you’ve always done it, you’ll likely get what you’ve always got. If you want something else, try a new approach.”

Good advice, we think. Here’s the article:

Considerations for Hiring Technical Writers

What are your thoughts? Would you say these tips apply to making any hiring decision decision and should not be restricted to technical writers? Please leave a comment.

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