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Re: Job Market Fall '02 issues

by rinceWind (Monsignor)
on Sep 01, 2002 at 10:41 UTC ( #194445=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Job Market Fall '02 issues

monkMAC, There's a nice ambiguity in your subject title. Being a Brit, I use the word Autumn to describe the months September to November, and I read Job Market Fall like Stock Market Fall. It is interesting to note that historically, most stock market crashes have happened in the fall. Anyway I digress...

As other posters have said, PM does not advertise jobs or candidates; you are best using a place like jobs.perl.org.

In terms of discussion ABOUT jobs, there has been plenty on this forum. I would recommend browsing through the annals of the Perl meditations using Super Search.

I can sympathise with your plight, as I am coaching my elder brother in the art of CV writing. He was made redundant from an IT position at Reuters after working for the company for 15 years.

Practical advice:

If you need a job, now is not the time to be too choosy. Why not take a non-Perl job? You may find that you get opportunities to use Perl on the job later.

I have a confession to make. Despite my reputation on Perlmonks, I am not hired as a Perl programmer. In both sites I have worked since I joined PM in February, I did get to use perl to help with some aspect of the job, but this was not the primary reason for my being there.

I wish you all the best with your future career.

Good luck with the interviews!

rinceWind

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