the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth
abuse at cabal.org.uk
Mon Aug 7 16:01:27 BST 2006
On 7 Aug 2006, at 15:54, Adam Turoff wrote:
> It's *not* hard finding out if an applicant is unqualified, or a bad
> match. It *is* hard finding the above average ones. I don't know why
> anyone expects to find an above average hire every 2-3 candidates.
Well, in theory, every other candidate would be above average, but
the average is just so damn low that you want more than just "above
Sturgeon's Law suggests that one in ten candidates will be
worthwhile, and I'd say it would be even less since the top 10% don't
need to apply to complete strangers for jobs.
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