my patronus is a basilisk (jeliza) wrote,
my patronus is a basilisk

question for job hunters/hirers

I have more people on my "interview-worthy" short list than I want to actually interview.  Is it legit to request a writing sample from the shortlist to narrow it down, when it isn't something I mentioned in the ad at all?

ETA:  Thanks for everyone's responses! The job requires writing a lot of 2-3 paragraph e-mails comparing options, so that's what I ended up asking for.  Realistically, if/when I have to hire this position again, I should ask for that up front, since not everyone sends a cover letter that is sufficiently revealing.

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