[San-Diego-pm] jobs available, going unfulfilled
mark.schoonover at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 18:11:31 PDT 2010
On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 2:51 PM, Brian Manning <elspicyjack at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Bob Kleemann <rkleeman at energoncube.net> wrote:
>> Maybe advertising needs to hit up the recruiters
>> to inform them that the market is not dry.
> Whose advertising? Individual company's advertising departments, or
> The Perl Foundation?
Just ran across this on CL looking for someone with Perl experience.
When I was looking for a new job about 3-4 years ago, I couldn't find
much local either. One question I have for those people that are
conducting interviews, how are you interviewing a candidate? One of
the things I ran into was technical folks conducting interviews and
asking questions that would require experience with the systems at the
interviewer's company. This happened quite frequently and was
discouraging because it makes the interviewee look like they don't
understand Perl. I can see a company coming to the conclusion that the
talent pool for Perl programmers is virtually nonexistent so they
decide to change their language of choice to Java/C#/.NET because the
pool of candidates is so large. I think the pool of Perl candidates is
the same size as those previous languages.
Anyway, I still code in Perl to keep things sharp, but I must admit,
it's not everyday I use Perl.
Mark Schoonover RUSA #5251
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