the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Hildo Biersma hpp at
Wed Aug 9 18:25:32 BST 2006

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 03:58:32PM +0100, Jacqui Caren wrote:
> Hildo Biersma wrote:
> > Which is why folks like Uri are so important...
> How does Uri help - does his applications still not have to go through
> the HR bin route?

We're currently not going through Uri, but thekey thing is there are two
routes two getting hired:

- You send your resume to HR, potentially for a specific
  job.  In that case, HR does the initial vetting of the resume for
  desirable (to them) buzzwords before forwarding the resume to the
  hiring manager.
- You contact the hiring manager/team directly, largely bypassing HR.

Either way, HR still does the legal / salary / health care issues, but
the second route avoids HR doing the initial screening of the resume.

Mind you, for most jobs, the vetting HR does is probably a good thing.
But for minority languages like perl, with sometimes idiosyncratic
personalities of the applicants, it doesn't always work well.


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