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37 Technical Writer Interview Questions

Question 1 of 37
Tell me how you go about delegating work?
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I like to set a time limit on myself in which I must complete directly at or before that time limit. By putting a time limit on myself, i'm putting pressure on myself and I work well under pressure.
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I generally identify and understand the team and the delegate work according to their capabilities.
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Dividing to my time with dead lines.
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Question 2 of 37
What do you like least about being a technical writer?
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People don't understand what exactly is a technical writers job and wants to finish highly sensitive work in impossible deadlines.
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In some organizations, technical writers are not respected as much as developers or QA. The management sees technical writing as just a chore and not as an asset to the team. I have had to work with managers who do not know how technical writers function and expect us to provide good quality documentation in highly impossible timelines.
Question 3 of 37
What are your key skills?
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I pride in that I listen and try hard to achieve the goals set by the enduser.
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I am very good listener, writer and creative too.
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Clarity and attention to detail.
Question 4 of 37
Why do you like most about being a technical writer?
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I like to write and I have been a technical writer for 7 years. I enjoy working in an environment where I can learn new tools, work on many different types of products and interact with different teams.
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Relaying information that is understood by many in short passages.
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I love to learn new stuff every now and then for which I interact with people and document it. I simply love my job.
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Learning new technology and new software and businesses.
Question 5 of 37
What is your favorite part of technical writing?
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About Technical Writer

October 4th, 2017

Technical writers are writers who specialize in creating technical documentation for various companies. Depending on the company they are working with, a technical writer may work on different types of documentation such as buying guides, manuals or user guides, design specifications, test plans, white papers, or project plans among others.
To become a technical writer, you must have the necessary technical knowledge as well as superior writing skills. Most employers will require all applicants to have a certification or degree in a technical field and some writing experience or work experience in journalism. Technical writers must have extensive knowledge in their particular area of specialization. They must also be able to work under pressure and have strong organizational, time-management, observational, and verbal and written communication skills.
At your interview, the interviewer is sure to want to see some work that you have done so make sure you carry along a portfolio showcasing some of your best work. In addition to checking out your portfolio, the interviewer will also ask you questions about your short and long-term career goals. They will also ask you about your strengths and weaknesses as they relate to this particular role. To see more questions that interviewers ask when assessing technical writers, go to Mock Questions.