The Results (Long)

Subject: The Results (Long)
From: "Tamara Reyes-Muralles" <trm -at- telusplanet -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 16:22:40 -0700

Hi Everyone,

I formed a business and I am looking for writers to support the services I

I just finished my interviews, and I am still shaking my head. Yes, I do
have a lot to learn about interviewing people and human resources. I wanted
to share my recent experiences with you. Why? Because I thought you would
find the results interesting and because I now have a new appreciation for

Out of the 26 people I interviewed, two people came in shorts, sandals, and
a t-shirt; four people never showed for their interview; one lady answered
her cell phone during her interview, drilled me on how I was marketing my
company, and never shook my hand when she left; and all them indicated they
had writing experience, but over 75% of them could not write. When I looked
at their samples, I knew they did not have proper training. I found
spelling, punctuation, and layout mistakes.

I may have become biased, or just smarter, but I decided I will only
interview people with writing courses and who are members of STC or a
writing association. I interviewed two people that just graduated from a
professional writing degree program, and I could see a huge positive
difference in their writing samples. They were great writing samples.

Thanks for listening. If anyone wants to be a volunteer coach and help me
along my journey of starting a writing company, I would really appreciate



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