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  • Some time ago we decided to expand the team. Trying to keep the buzzwords out of the job description was almost impossible. HR wanted to add silly phrases like "team player", "eye for detail", and other such meaningless, and refused to allow me to say "Perl hacker with good Linux skills": which is what we wanted.

    Then the agencies, start sending in CVs, almost all of them having been written or re-written by an agency monkey with little or no technical skill, and it comes out as utter drivel. You have no i

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
  • I hope my post won't be inapproriate...

    sometimes ago, The Erlbaum Group from NY posted a fine job on use.perl that is just too good to be forgotten. (I kept a copy of it :)

    The Erlbaum Group is looking for a Linux Systems Administrator with a penchant for Perl. If you love UNIX systems, and your favorite Swiss army chainsaw is Perl-flavored, you’re our guy. Or gal.

    Your job would be to own all the admin responsibilities for the company. This includes maintaining two internal servers, outsourced Exc

    • No, your post isn't innapropriate at all. That's a great ad! You know what they want, they're enthusiastic and they sound like the know what they're doing. That's the sort of ad I would respond to.

  • I just wrote a similar rant [] and then came across yours :-)
  • I once participated in a phone interview where the job required 9 years of unix sysadmin experience. At the time, if I included my school days, I was only up to about 8.5 years. The interviewer kept coming back to that "missing" .5 year experience. "Are you sure you can't find 6 months of experience somewhere?" I almost told him facetiously something like, "oh you're right! I forgot all about the experience I keep stashed away in my offshore accounts" I knew from that interview that there was no way I