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Penfold (7457)

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Perl developer for Yahoo! UK, previously for MindCandy Design and CricInfo.com - guitarist, photographer, writer.

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Friday November 24, 2006
04:18 AM

Sometimes you wonder if it's worth the effort...

[ #31707 ]

So... last night, one of the job agencies I fed my CV to, who knows I've actually accepted a position elsewhere, scattershot a plea for a 6 month PHP contract to a large list of people.

I dropped back a mostly polite note pointing out that this wasn't perhaps very smart. The reply:

"Unfortunatly you are included in the same file as PHP, along with every other perl developer."

Houston, we have a perception problem.

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  • "Unfortunatly you are included in the same file as PHP, along with every other perl developer."

    Not sure if I agree totally that there's a perception problem here. You're quoting pond life here, and it may represent the filing system used in that particular pond.

    I remember a former boss saying that a particular agency used to keep sending CVs speculatively, even after he asked them to stop. They always printed them on a particular sort of high grade paper, instantly recognisable. So it was easy to put them