Tech Writer Job Application


The purpose of this application is to learn more about the applicant across various dimensions. We understand that your resume and/or cover letter may cover some of these topics; however, we still request that you complete each question.


You will be notified within the coming weeks regarding whether or not you will be considered further for the position. Applicants who are an appropriate match for open positions will receive more information about our consulting opportunities. 


Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Fuentek. 


* First Name
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* Last Name
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* Email Address
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* State/Province (US/Canada)
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* Postal Code
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* Phone
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* Are you a US Citizen?

To what extent do you have proficiency with the following tools:

* Microsoft Word
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* Microsoft Excel
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* Microsoft PowerPoint
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* Microsoft OneDrive (file sharing tool)
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* Adobe Acrobat Pro (not just the free Reader)
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* Adobe InDesign
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* Google Analytics
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* Google Ads
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* Constant Contact, Mailchimp, or other email marketing systems
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* HootSuite social media manager
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* Canva graphic design platform
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* WordPress website creation platform
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* Drupal or WordPress website creation platforms
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Please rate your proficiency in the following areas:

* Marketing Writing
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* Technical Writing
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* Internet research (to find background information on an unfamiliar topic)
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* Written communication skills
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* Oral communication skills
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* Presentation development skills
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* Interviewing skills
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* Organization skills
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* Project management skills
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* Client management skills
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* Social media communications
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* Time management skills
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* How many years of total work experience do you have?
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* How many years of professional writing experience do you have?
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* Describe your experience working in a virtual office (i.e., working from home; remote from your supervisor and client). Include how you manage your time and track multiple projects to ensure timely delivery.
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* Do you currently have a full-functioning home office space, including a high-speed Internet connection?
* Check all the technologies to which you have access/own:
* In which field is your undergraduate degree?
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If applicable, list your graduate degree(s) and corresponding institution(s). If you have no graduate degrees, then please enter "None."
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* What best describes your technical aptitude?
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* Describe a situation where you worked successfully with a difficult client, manager, or colleague with whom you did not get along.
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* Do you prefer to work independently or as part of a team? Why?
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* How do you manage your time and workload to ensure all projects are completed in a timely fashion?
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* If you have people or project management experience, please describe it and how you think you can use that capability as a consultant.
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Demonstration of Proofreading and Copyediting Skills:


Using the original text below, enter the corrected version in the box, making any changes necessary for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistency. Include any queries to the author you deem necessary. Follow the Chicago Manual of Style.


Original text:


Acme Consulting Co, which is comprised of a dozen consultants, has lead several successful technology transfer efforts. For example, they negotiate a partnership for a corporate client to study prisms which were provided by a major University to determine its optical properties at cryogenic temperatures down to 6 °K. Another success was the licensing of a state of the art connector for use in a PT device that helps bring a patient with back injuries to a standing position and assists them during gate therapy. These successes are complimented by a creative flair. In a completely different project, staff members Jayne Walderson and Lynn Sutton used their creative skills to develop a parity of the well known "Got Milk" campaign. The humorous ads dramatize the consequences of when an innovator fails to file a NTR when they develop a new technology. Waldersen wrote and directed the commercial and found the actors to play the different roles. "Its exciting to see a project "come alive" like this" she said.

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Demonstration of Technology Marketing Writing Skills:


Using the text below as your starting point, rewrite the description of this technology to be more of a marketing summary:

 

The systems, methods and apparatus of the present invention comprise noninvasive methods of measuring temperature changes and rates of temperature change in selected body tissues and fluids as a result of absorption and/or dissipation of externally applied heat for the purpose of detecting and monitoring disease or dysfunction, and for preparing diagnostic images of the tissues and related areas from such measurements. Some embodiments of the present invention monitor temperatures of heated tissues directly while other embodiments may measure temperatures of tissues which are heated through flow of heated fluid therethrough. (US Patent 7,217,245)


* Enter your technology description below
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More room if needed for your technology description
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* What other skills do you possess that you think we should be aware of in considering you as a technology marketing writer? What knowledge/skills/abilities might set you apart from others?
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* Why does this position appeal to you? How do you see it fitting in with other parts of your life (e.g., school, other work, or personal obligations)?
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* When would you be able to begin employment?
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* Consulting with Fuentek is typically a part-time job and the amount of work can vary significantly from week to week. On average, how many hours would you be available (or would you prefer) to work per week?
* If you currently consult, what is your standard hourly rate? If you are not, what is/was your yearly salary equivalent in your current/last job?
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* What hourly compensation are you expecting as a Fuentek consultant?
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* What questions do you have about this position or Fuentek?
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* How did you find out about this job opportunity?
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Enter any closing comments you might have (about the position, your interest, this process, etc.).
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Please email your resume to jobs@fuentek.com. Thank you for your interest in Fuentek.