Tomorrow afternoon I will go over an exercise that I set up for a new hire. My boss wants to be satisfied that he's competent with FM. I have a doc with some standard and some "advanced" features like text insets. At least a couple of images will fail because they are not in the folder that he's getting. It's not a rigorous exam (mostly I want to see if he keeps a cool head in the face of technical adversity) - but I expect to learn how confident I can be that he'll either panic or find a way to resolve whatever issues pop up, and know when to cal for help.
On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 12:31 PM, Carol J. Elkins <celk...@awrittenword.com> wrote: > Over the next couple of years, I need to help my major client find and > train an in-house replacement for me as I wind down my freelance practice. > They will not consider an independent contractor next time, so it may be > harder to recruit and identify someone with the required skills. I've built > 20 years of documentation for this client in unstructured Framemaker, and > managing these thousands of documents and books depends less on someone > being a good technical writer than being an excellent Framemaker user. > > For those of you who are corporate employers, I'd like to know how you > screen candidates to identify those who truly are advanced Framemaker > users. Is there a test you employ? Do you ask them to build a template from > scratch? Are there certifications that you require? Do you use a recruiting > service? How would you locate qualified candidates (in addition to posting > to Frameusers)? > > Note that I am NOT recruiting; that is still a few years down the road > 8-). I just need to start thinking about the best way to replace myself. My > long-time designated backup is also planning to retire in the next couple > of years, so I have to start again to find the best person for my job. I am > willing to train them how to do my job, but it requires their already being > a master of Framemaker. > > Carol > > _______________________________________________ > > This message is from the Framers mailing list > > Send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org > Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com > Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/fr > amers%40lists.frameusers.com/ > Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/li > stinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com > Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com > -- [image: logo] *John Sgammato* *Documentation Architect* m 508.927.2083 | john.sgamm...@actifio.com | actifio.com <http://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/399246/> <http://twitter.com/actifio> <http://www.youtube.com/c/Actifio_Official> <http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Actifio-EI_IE625803.11,18.htm> *Access your enterprise data as a service, instantly anywhere.* _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to email@example.com Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com