More advice about becoming a freelance Perl programmer

Peter Corlett abuse at
Thu Mar 7 17:09:25 GMT 2013

On Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 02:31:48PM +0000, Ben Vinnerd wrote:
> On 6 March 2013 18:54, Peter Corlett <abuse at> wrote:
>> Don't typecast yourself as a Perl developer, as that just limits what roles
>> you can do.

> It depends on who you're trying to market yourself/your company to. Some
> companies are specifically looking for a Perl developer, therefore it's a
> good idea to use the word "Perl" in the title.

> Other companies might not give a crap about what their
> product/website/whatever is coded in, so you'd perhaps use the title e.g. Web
> Developer or Software Application Developer.

So what? The CV and/or other promotional material can be customised for each
potential client to emphasise those skills that the client is most interested
in. Or in the case of job boards where everybody sees the same CV, upload a
different CV to each board as a crude A/B test.

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