We have discussed this subject many times in this forum. But still I can't help writing this.
A job email I received says that potential candidates must send samples, ideally a help file like document, as part of the filtering process. I feel this is mainly because of lack of faith in the skills of potential candidates, or a flawed market study about the skills of technical writers in Bangalore as well as India in particular.
The following are the common questions asked by an interview panel to a technical writer candidate:
1. Tell us about yourself? (This question is usually asked to verify what you have said in the CV and what you say at the interview are the same. In between, the interviewers will ask questions as if they are not fully convinced).
2. Why do you want to leave your exising job? Or, Why did you apply to this position?
3. What is SDLC/DDLC? What are the steps in DDLC? What is the difference between SDLC and DDLC?