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jonasbn (1153)

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Perl Programmer located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Active member of Copenhagen Perl Mongers.

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Journal of jonasbn (1153)

Thursday February 03, 2005
03:26 PM


[ #23006 ]

I have been following closely for some time now. I have applied for MANY telecommuting jobs - I have only gotten feedback in a few cases - and I never succeeded on getting a contract.

I have also put my CV in a lot of job databases in Denmark - but not many Perl jobs appear and not many freelance jobs in general.

Finally I have applied for getting accepted in several consulting company databases, this have succeeded to some extent - I have gotten some interviews, but no contracts yet.

Until now networking seem to be the way to go, almost all of my contracts have been through my network.

Maybe I need to find a new strategy or just focus on and extend my network? LinuxForum is coming up and I will be there with a bunch of business cards :)

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  • Hey jonasbn. I feel your pain. There aren't Perl jobs out there unless you rub elbows with the right people (not naming names as not to wrongfully imply it's their faults). For us average joes, there just aren't Perl jobs. This sounds like blasphemy and I've been blasted for it in the past but I'm really not just being some one else's tool and trolling, nor did I come to this conclusion ignorantly or lightly.
    • Java is the most popular language by far in the skills area of job posts. Formerly Java was used
    • I would prefer doing Perl, but most of my tasks/projects are in PHP and I have the opportunity to do a lot of PHP, so I have to - it gets food on the table.

      But I know what I would prefer :)