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Re^2: "Tired of FUD" Followup: Where the Jobs Are

by aufflick (Deacon)
on Feb 12, 2008 at 04:10 UTC ( #667501=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Ah, but mechanic ads do come in a number of flavours, not dissimilar to programming:

Mechanic adProgramming ad
must have certificate and 3 years experience repairing motorsmust have programming qualification and 3 years practical programming experience
must have 5 years experience repairing Mercedes and/or BMW motors must have 5 years experience with Perl and/or Python
must be licensed to repair jet aircraft engines and have 10 years experience with top-tier airlinemust have 10 years experience parallel programming cray supercomputers in Fortran

Sometimes you want someone with good general skills, sometimes you want specific skills. Anyone remember when seceratary jobs used to specify "WordPerfect skills" or "Microsoft Word skills" - doesn't get much more specific than that!

Note that I'm not saying this is or isn't the right way to recruit, just that it's not unique to our industry.

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Re^3: "Tired of FUD" Followup: Where the Jobs Are
by girarde (Hermit) on Feb 12, 2008 at 22:01 UTC
    Four word job req quoted to me by a recruiter in 1991: "rocket nozzle ceramics engineer."

      I once typeset the résumé of a man who was the co-inventor of the supersonic slit nozzle. 4 pages of 7 point physics and engineering footnotes/citations later full of words and names in no dictionary or spellchecker I knew it was a job I would never forget.

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