adrianh at quietstars.com
Thu May 10 11:20:27 BST 2007
On 9 May 2007, at 14:11, Dean Wilson wrote:
> What's your view on technical certifications? Do they add to an
Depends on the certification. For example I've found that folk who
boast about their brainbench perl certificates are generally not very
good at perl, so they act as a negative rather than a positive.
I've possibly unfairly generalised this to all brainbench
They'll also count as a negative if they're completely unrelated to
the work the person is applying for. Not so much because they've done
something unrelated, but because they've not taken the time to figure
out that it's not relevant.
Java certification (on the other hand) does seem to act as an
indicator of folk who have some vague clue about Java.
That's not saying I'd ignore folk without Java certification - but
that it helps more than it hinders. Especially if I have hundreds of
applications and need to throw half o them away.
> More or less than academic qualifications?
Depends on the degree. Depends on the certificate. Depends on the
job. Could go either way.
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