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Over the past few months we have seen a rise in requests for Technical Writer job vacancies. Are you a Technical Writer and not sure what job interview questions may be asked in the interview?  Well, then you should read this post because we have created potential Technical Writer interview questions that we have created from our human resources experience.

6 Technical Writer Job Interview Questions

Describe your previous role as a technical writer? Provide an example of a time when you worked closely with both the Development & Support Departments, to write and edit specific technical documentation for products?

When creating, updating and enhancing documentation, hoe do you ensure format, content and style guidelines, is accurate, consist and well presented?

I’m sure you have been criticized for something you may have written in the past; how do you overcome criticism from fellow employees or end users?

Describe a time when your manager required something completed for the following day? What steps did you take to meet the tight deadline? Did you succeed?

What do you do to grasp complex software and learn quickly?

As a technical writer tell us about your working experience or knowledge of:
-Industry-standard authoring tools: FrameMaker, Microsoft Word, HTML editors, Visio and on-line help creation tools.
-Familiar with relational database concepts.
-Knowledge of SQL concepts.
-Creating/manipulating graphics and screen shots.
-RoboHelp HTML
-Dreamweaver / PageMaker

-Adobe Photoshop
-Adobe Illustrator

* Sample work will most likely be requested at interview. Samples of prior work should be presented at interview.

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How Did We Create These Questions and How Should You Answer?

The interview questions you see above, are created using the same methods we used as corporate HR professionals.

We are always looking for new jobs to create interview questions for, so if you have a request let us know. If you enjoyed this post, we invite you to visit this site regularly for updated articles.

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