Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?

Subject: Test assignment for a tech.writer candidate?
From: Alec Chakenov <alec -dot- chakenov -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:38:46 +0600

Hi everyone,
If you had experience with hiring technical writers, what kind of test
assignment would you recommend to assess technical writing skills?
At one software company I was tasked with writing a help article about how
to use an elevator. I thought that was so irrelevant and did not want to
proceed with them.
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