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

Piers Cawley pdcawley at
Sat Aug 12 15:48:54 BST 2006

Peter Corlett <abuse at> writes:

> 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
> average".

You want at least one and preferably two sigmas above average methinks.

Piers Cawley <pdcawley at>

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