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  • (to those jobs where you're missing 1 or 2 of the criteria). Half the time, it's the HR/Personnel Dept. writing the ad and just including as many buzzwords as they can to make sure when the interview/hire does happen, the dev. dept. won't fuss 'em out.

    As Damian said in his interview w/ (too lazy to link), the most important thing is knowing HOW to program. Obviously, you're in touch with that... so any aspect that they're looking for you could quickly learn, prolly even before you start work. ;

    • You're absolutely right about that and I do apply for every job where I match 75% of the requirements.[1]

      The problem is that the the recruitment market has changed. Bear in mind that in order for my CV to end up on the desk of the technical manager who wants to employ me, it needs to go thru at least two non-technical people - the recruitment agent and the company HR person. Both of them act as gatekeepers and try to prevent unsuitable CVs from getting thru. Now in the past, they'd have taken a risk on a