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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Thursday November 02, 2006
10:56 AM

Reason #4528 not to trust a recruitment agency

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We received a resume from someone with "Pearl" experience. It turns out that his recruitment agency thought it would be useful to correct his misspellings ...

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  • And here I was expecting that they were sending you candidates with jewelry and clam experience.
  • I once saw a job description that involved "Peril" programming. "I can't, it's too perilous!"
  • Recruitment agents will be first against the wall! Though there may be a long line of other agents in the queue with them...

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • Are you sure it wasn't really PEARL []?
  • i recently hopped back into the 'find a job game'. updated my resume on -- within hours my email was litterally spammed with all sorts of various "opportunities". funny thing, almost half of them were caught by gmail's spam filter. being a 24 year old, i was extremely delighted to be offered so many Sr and technical lead positions. Apparently, my 1.5 years of experience was qualifying me for the said positions. sad but true -- most "recruiters" are merely running search bots on moster/dice/ an