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Writing Sample

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:33 am

Why, after an interview and receiving your initial writing sample, would a employer ask for another writing sample?

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Re: Writing Sample

Postby MarkRenton » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Why, after an interview and receiving your initial writing sample, would a employer ask for another writing sample?


They lost the first one. Or are they asking for another different one?

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Re: Writing Sample

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:07 pm

They are asking for a different one.

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Re: Writing Sample

Postby Renzo » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:21 pm

Because they are using the writing samples as an important decision point, and they want to make sure you (and everyone else) aren't just using one super- highly polished piece that has been reviewed by others and doesn't really reflect your day-to-day writing ability.

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Re: Writing Sample

Postby pleasetryagain » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:26 pm

Renzo wrote:Because they are using the writing samples as an important decision point, and they want to make sure you (and everyone else) aren't just using one super- highly polished piece that has been reviewed by others and doesn't really reflect your day-to-day writing ability.


This is why it is important to have two super- highly polished pieces that have been reviewed by others and don't really reflect your day-to-day writing ability.

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Re: Writing Sample

Postby sebastian0622 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:08 pm

Or you can have one memo you did as an SA and tell them it's something you produced in x days on the job (or x hours of production), on someone's payroll. I've had good luck with that. The firms seem to appreciate getting something legit.

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Re: Writing Sample

Postby npe » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:18 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Why, after an interview and receiving your initial writing sample, would a employer ask for another writing sample?


To give you a second chance and the benefit of the doubt?




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