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Re: Provide material

by pemungkah (Priest)
on Sep 06, 2011 at 15:55 UTC ( #924424=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Provide material

Hi, Dinesh. Part of the reason that we're being reluctant is that Perl has, unfortunately, an associate perception that Perl programmers aren't very good.

We're unenthusiastic about handing you a set of questions and answers because knowing the answers to elementary questions (what's a hash, how do you use it, how do objects work in Perl) will tell you very little about how good a Perl programmer is.

Put it this way - if you were interviewing for a job, and could tell that the interviewer did not know anything about the subject he was interviewing you on, would you take the job? Would you think that the company was a solid place or risky to get involved with? Would you be leery of whether the company was trying to do things properly in other parts of the organization (like paying taxes, marketing, accounting...)? I know these would all be questions I'd be asking myself.

You really need to find someone in the organization who knows Perl to do a Perl interview. You wouldn't ask the marketing guys to do a detailed interview of a tax specialist - don't try to do that here. You'll either end up hiring a bullshit artist who has memorized a list of questions and answers (like the one you're asking for here!), or someone who isn't very good at Perl but interviews well.


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Re^2: Provide material
by Jenda (Abbot) on Sep 08, 2011 at 09:08 UTC

    You get what you pay for, so if you pay for monkeys, you get monkeys ... and quite a few people here had the displeasure of having to fix the results produced by a bunch of under-educated monkeys typing away on their keyboards.

    In this particular case it's hard to tell whether Dinesh is a monkey or a monkey herder, in either case whoever his/her/its client is would do better if they hired a company that knows what the heck it is doing. Shame is ... they will not. It's better for the manager's wallet to preside over fifty-something monkeys than over five real developers. Even though the five produce more than the fifty. It's the headcount that counts.

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

Re^2: Provide material
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 08, 2011 at 09:40 UTC

    We're unenthusiastic about handing you a set of questions and answers because...

    I think, another reason is, well, its a very tall order :)

    But its ok, Perlmonks has 924424 nodes, say 10% makes good interview questions, that is ninety-two thousand potential questions to choose from :) Super Search away:p

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