In her recent post, Natalia Bortkevych very astutely described the typical cases of SME interviews gone wrong.
In truth, when the subject is confusing enough in itself, it helps little to have an SME who has aversion to human race or talks in the “codish” variety of English.
Still, even if your SME is able in every way – approachable, knowledgeable, adorable – it’s no guarantee they will be willing to grant you an interview or a review if they are busy, even if you sorely need it. On the other hand, if you are disposed pleasantly towards each other and get along well, they’re bound to be more cooperative.
And while there are many tips and techniques for building that connection with your SME, sometimes it just happens naturally. It’s much like falling in love – you just have to find the right person.
We have designed this test to help you find out what kind of SME is your natural match!