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Re: Is PerlMonks relevant for one's Perl marketability?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Sep 07, 2012 at 14:15 UTC ( #992316=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is PerlMonks relevant for one's Perl marketability?

It's kind of funny, when I go to a Perl conference, many people know me from perlmonks. When I apply for a job, people know me from conferences or from my Perl 6 work.

I got my new job through personal connections (some of which were made at Perl workshops), and the other applications I submitted contained references to github and perlmonks, and none of the interviewers mentioned either of those.

My current line would be "If I were looking to improve my Perl marketability for the future, I'd write tools that Perl programmers use".

I'd love it to be true that perlmonks increase marketability, but my own, limited experience can't confirm it.

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Re^2: Is PerlMonks relevant for one's Perl marketability?
by DrHyde (Prior) on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:24 UTC
    I'd say that perlmonks helps, but is not sufficient - no one little corner of the community is sufficient on its own. And in my experience, the best way to get a job is to have already written part of your prospective employer's codebase or toolchain.

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