Interview vs. Writing Samples
Many employers demand fresh writing samples (up to five) from both amateur and experienced writers for considering their writing job applications. However, this practice is unfair for two main reasons.
- Prospective employers may receive scores of fresh samples from needy writers. The large number of samples received is sufficient to build a complete website without spending even a single penny.
- In case of experience writers, published writing samples reveal both writing abilities and flaws of the likely employees.
Some employers claim that fresh writing samples in lieu of interview are justifiable but the catch is interview cannot be sold whereas fresh writing samples can be used to earn money without compensating the writer.