the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth
nik at ngo.org.uk
Fri Aug 11 09:21:43 BST 2006
Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On 8/10/06, John Costello <cos at indeterminate.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Paul Makepeace wrote:
>> > We do
>> > require a degree though, even our admins. Java, python, C++, perl,
>> > haskell, R, C, Lisp...; it's all good.
>> Any degree, or specific degrees? (No, not looking myself, just curious.)
>> For example, I know a Ph.C. in Linguistics who knows R. Would the
>> lack of
>> a more technical degree disqualify her?
> I don't think so. Ability in the area that she's applying for is the
> overriding issue. The degree requirement just sets a minimum bar. As
> it happens, that degree requirement actually makes it quite difficult
> to hire admins, more so than engineers. And yes, every conceivably
> argument for and against has been made, and no, it's not apparently
> changing anything :-)
Assuming that we're still talking about Google, it might be. I note the
following, from a
Google: Technical Solutions Engineer, Email Deployment - London
job ad that appeared on LinkedIn.
* BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science; experience in related field will
be considered in lieu of degree.
 Don't know how personalised the LI URLs are, this might find it:
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