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  • by ajt (2546) on 2006.08.06 14:01 (#49193) Homepage Journal

    The problem isn't jobs or canditates, it's the arseholes in the middle that understand neither candidate or position, that screw everything up.

    A friend at a major UK clearning bank told me off two positions at one of their major non-London data-centres. They need a "hacker", someone who is able to function on VAX, Solaris or Windows, someone with initiative, someone who is able to think and select the best tool and apply it rather than a thoughtless one solution fits all drone.

    Management is in fits on how to describe the job, they talk the HR talk, but have no idea how to describe the job. My friend described the job description to me, and I though they need a hacker, but being a bank they can't say they want a hacker. At my place of work, we had a similar job, and I wanted to advertise for a hacker, but managment refused, so we put down a bland meanigless buzzword list, and the twits in the middle sent us all sorts of totally inappropiate candidates.

    I know there are jobs out there, and I know there are suitable canidates, the hard bit is getting the right people to meet...

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."