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Knowledge Of Specific Publishing Software

Knowledge of and ability to use a specific software product or product group to generate internal and external communications.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Describes the basic concepts of the product using relevant language.

Identifies major product functions, features and capabilities.

Documents ancillary or related products and interfacing requirements.

Obtains information from vendor literature and tutorials.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Uses basic and common package features and functions.

Utilizes the key product features of a publishing software and key publishing facilities.

Produces publication materials by using the specific product.

Performs basic debugging and troubleshooting.

Adheres to relevant publishing software standards and practices.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Trains others on the specific product to produce a variety of materials.

Creates communications literature using advanced features of the specific publishing software.

Evaluates product benefits, drawbacks, strengths and weaknesses.

Advises others on software performance issues, compatibility and upgrades.

Interfaces product with other software publishing products.

Resolves conversion and migration issues.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Promotes the use of the specific publishing technology.

Designs and builds interfaces to and from other platforms and packages.

Provides leadership on architecture, policies, strategy and best practices.

Champions planned product enhancements and migration strategies.

Predicts vendor and market trends, directions and developments.

Leads discussions on the history, evolution and direction of product or technology.

Interview Questions

  • In your opinion, what are the strengths of this particular publishing software as compared to other available software?
  • Tell me about your experience with this particular publishing software.
  • Tell me about the greatest challenge you faced in implementing, maintaining, or utilizing this publishing software.
  • Tell me about the most important or most successful publication you created using this software. What role did the software play in the success of your work?

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