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Re^6: Personal Recommendations instead of Certificates?

by vrk (Hermit)
on Oct 19, 2007 at 17:15 UTC ( #646034=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Personal Recommendations instead of Certificates?
in thread Personal Recommendations instead of Certificates?

I've done nothing special, other than actually put some effort into my chosen craft.

Well, this is a bit confusing, because in the earlier reply you said

If you're getting recommended or hired by close friends, interviews aren't needed.

Note that I'm not saying you would be incompetent, but getting hired because you know someone is different from getting hired through interviews, because in the latter case you are being hired based on your merit alone. Arguably you need less merit and proofs to get hired if you know the manager, although the same argument could be turned upside down (in that if the person you know is aware of your lack of skills, getting the job may be harder).

print "Just Another Perl Adept\n";

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Re^7: Personal Recommendations instead of Certificates?
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Oct 19, 2007 at 18:02 UTC
    I have earned a reputation through the effort I've put in. Therefore, people are willing to vouch for me. Some of them have become friends through collaboration over the years. This is no different than knowing someone from school or church or the local pub.

    My criteria for good software:
    1. Does it work?
    2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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