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Re^5: perl certification

by 5mi11er (Deacon)
on Jul 23, 2013 at 22:20 UTC ( #1045962=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: perl certification
in thread perl certification

What we're saying is that for potential employers who don't just take the short cut of "oooh, certification = good", which we believe is bad practice, and we're arguing that a certification, to us, is a potential red flag; and before an interview you should find the people needed to probe into whether they actually have the technical chops to back that certification; but you should already have those people in the interview whether or not the applicant has a certification.

If they have the cert, and the tech chops, great, most people will add merit points to the person with the cert over the one without the cert.

I think it can be boiled down to this: as an employer you should be at least as suspicious of those bearing certifications as anyone else you interview; it should not be an "E-Z pass" into the company.

-Scott


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