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What to Look for in a Technical Writer

15th November 2011 Posted in Blog, Hiring, Technical Writers 0 Comments

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There are certain qualities you should look for whether you’re bringing in a technical writing contractor or hiring a technical writer for a staff position. They are the same qualities that apply whether you use a recruiter to find candidates or you do it yourself through your HR department.

Knowing which qualities are important before you start interviewing can help the process go much more smoothly and result in a better hiring decision. But what are those qualities?

This article by Philip Rascotny examines that question and provides some guidance on the skill sets and personality traits that can result in a better hiring decision. It also takes into consideration how much of a role your ‘gut feelings’ should play in making the final decision.

Read: Considerations for Hiring Technical Writers

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The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee
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How to Pick the Right Recruiter

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