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Technical Writer Interview Questions

"Employers hiring technical writers want candidates with the technical knowledge and written communication skills to simplify complex concepts. In an interview, be prepared to discuss your writing experience and provide an example of a time you explained a difficult idea to a group or classroom. Your interviewer may also quiz you on technical concepts or ask you to engage in a written exercise."

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I was given a writing test. The test included three poorly organized technical writing passages that I was instructed to rewrite. Great idea to add this and something I have never seen in a technical writing interview. Typically you're just asked for samples and those are used to evaluate your ability as a writer.

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I rewrote each of the passages, reorganizing the content and attempting to apply a minimalist style.

What's an API?

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How do you plan to ensure that your focus is always on improving the customer experience?

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How would you deal with people freaking out to meet the deadline for a USAID proposal?

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If Pine Street is east of Oak Street and Maple Street is west of Pine Street, what street is furthest west?

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In a certain company, 30 percent of the men and 20 percent of the women attend night school. If 40 percent of all employees are men, what percent of all the employees attend night school?

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What was your grade point average?

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What's the difference between a merchant bank and a member bank?

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Pretend that I'm a product manager and interview me about a new product to figure out how to structure the help content for the product.

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What letter comes next in the sequence: K J H I Q

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