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Re: Resume Beef

by clemburg (Curate)
on Feb 27, 2002 at 13:19 UTC ( #147889=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Resume Beef

In general, I seem to be thinking about problems like solving the 8 queens problem or rubix cubes or somesuch, both of which are good problems, but don't really display a wide range of skills. Any problem ideas from/for my fellow monks?

No, but a better suggestion: find some open source project you are interested in, and start to contribute. This will be a much better indicator of real-life skills for a future employer than solving some more-or-less artificial mini problems.

There are many skills you need as a programmer, and solving problems like the 8 queens problem or rubix cubes is just one of them.

By participating in an open source effort, you demonstrate a broad range of skills, all directly relevant to real-life work. And of course, your effort will be much more useful for others.

Christian Lemburg
Brainbench MVP for Perl

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Re: Re: Resume Beef
by grep (Monsignor) on Feb 28, 2002 at 03:31 UTC

    I have to whole-heartedly agree with contributing to OSS, and I would also include perlmonks in your list of professional organizations. I say this because I have just hired a monk mainly based on his/her contributions to perlmonks and OSS.

    Postings on perlmonk not only reveal your talent, but also (to a small degree) how you work with others. So if you are proud of your posts - Use Them.

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[Corion]: Meh. I need to find myself a better "programming" feed than r/programming (which is just HackerNews reposts and advertisements, very little code). Maybe I should select a list of links that I liked on r/programming and then google for ...
[Corion]: ... an aggregator site that also listed (ideally) all of these links once. And maybe also have an exclude list to blacklist some of the most spammy links that the site may have never mentioned at all
[marto]: I gave up reading HN at all, and feel much better for it :P
[Corion]: Now, how to best automate that Google search ... :-)
[Corion]: marto: Yeah, I'm also short of not reading it at all. I already stopped reading it in the morning because it gave me a foul mood.
[Corion]: The good posts on HN are the non-computing posts. Most of the other stuff is maybe relevant to you if you are 20 and live in Silicon Valley...
[Corion]: Two attributes that don't describe me.
[Corion]: Maybe I should also write a curator for HN or simply not read it anymore, like you do.

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