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HCL Technologies
Content Writer and Editor was asked...April 2, 2015

How do you prioritize topics that need to be written?

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I try to get a sense of the need for the topics by asking subject matter experts and other interested parties; then I prioritize based on whether this is a new topic, a revision, a requirement to address changed circumstances, or a "nice to have." Emergency topics take first priority; then topics that can be completed quickly; then topics that are needed, but which will require more time to investigate. Less

You would have to draw up an outline that included variables with respect to deadline and value. Once that was accomplished, you should develop an analysis of each item with respect to profit, qty available, vs realistic completion of the project deadline expectation. Say we have 100 widgets that are slow sellers, with a low margin and time consuming to write, and 1000 widgets with the same amount of work, yet are far more profitable, you would outline them in a multi-fold hierarchical format. Equal work and deadline, unequal values. If the next four items were also fast sellers with high quantities and significant profit margins, and took as much work as the 100 widgets, decisions would need to be made. Rush jobs are better served by making compromises. It's better to exclude weaker profit items, in order to ensure all high profit items are included and the quality of the finished product does not read as slap-dash, and that pesky deadline is met. Over-reaching is the hobgoblin of lost accounts. Less

HCL Technologies

How do you measure the success of content?

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How often is the content accessed? How effective are the keywords in finding content? For those systems with the option, how many times has the content been marked as resolving the question/problem? Less

'So are you able to start writing right away?"

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Yes.

Of course I am...Do you have an assignment for me?

i am willing to start immediate.

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Booking.com

Would you be willing to move to Vienna for the job?

3 Answers

That's way too low for a Prague salary

Sure I would

Yes? Anyway, we are looking for someone in Prague. Answer contra, which came to me only at home: Would a Viennese Content Editor be willing to move to Prague with a pay of EUR 1000? Less

Wikimotive

They asked me to write a 1200-word blog post on the Toyota Prius.

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It wasn't difficult, as much as a time-waster. They were pooling candidates to amass free writing samples to use for their blog. Less

Having some experience with their application process, I can assure you that the 'Toyota Prius' prompt is only utilized to gauge research ability and personal style. Everyone receives it, making it easier to review and compare the quality of applicants, but it's never used in blogs. As for duration of the application process, sounds like they're doing a great job of evaluating applicants to ensure that the right ones are accepted. Less

I was prompted to write the same 1200 word article on the history, concept and future of Toyota Prius". The wording in the instructions explicitly stated Wikimotiv would not use the sample article for content, but would only use it for the intent of qualifying candidates. Less

eBrandz

Do you know what Search Engines are?

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Search Engines are there to help internet users search for their required business or general information. Less

Search engines are also the source which allow a certain article to be in the top 5 in the searchlist through the optimization of the keywords present. Less

Great Minds

Specific task, very long. They would use your tasks, not pay for it and not give you any feedback (proving they did not care for your performance, all they wanted was to get your work for free)

2 Answers

Perfectly well, but it is all fake.

Same happened to me.

Booking.com

Why do you want to work at Booking.com

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Because the company is youthful, international and digital.

Thank you for the review I just wanted to know if the interview was in English or in the language you applied for thank you Less

Booking.com

The writing test consisted of a lot of sections. Writing, grammar, spelling.. and you can use the internet on the laptop provided

2 Answers

The salary offered was SGD3000 for a content editor

Hi, I'm about to take this test soon. Any tips? Also, how was the writing section like? Much appreciated. Less

Amazon

What does <i> and </i>mean?

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Italics / close italics

I should I shouldn't (should I stay or should I go... dada-dada-dada-DA... The Clash!) Less

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