The topic came up in chat this morning, thanks to
Petruchio, that I think is worth discussing. His side
would balance what I offer below as advice to job-seekers.
- Confidence is over-rated as a virtue
- Confidence without competance is impudence.
- Knowledge is confidence that you can share.
- An employer or employee that doesn't know this, cannot help you
in the long-run and is not worth your investment.
- Therefore, whether seeking or sifting for a job-match,
a ence far and away: and, though this leads
to humility, it will not be to your detriment.
Or, to put this more in the terminology of a programmer:
CONFIDENCE can be a character, or a pointer.
If it is a pointer value, it points to something
If a pointer to nothing, then the CONFIDENCE variable
does not reference any object (i.e. a pointer to
Such a NULL pointer can then become useful for
discerning an error; for processes return
pointers to nothing,if they failed in some way.
Therefore, the return value can be tested for NULL.
- ybiC I think managers are wising up, and learning
what to look for.
- Albannach++ on catching my spelling error. Is there
a market for competent pedants, these days?
- A powerful answer, even though a dark onePetruchio. I hope that managers lurking here will read it repentantly.