[Re: This may be stupid but.. ]
stephen at sprunk.org
Mon Nov 10 18:42:52 UTC 2003
Thus spake "'Timothy R. McKee'" <tim at baseworx.net>
> I agree certifications are overated at best.
> Give me someone with the right attitude and I'll teach him anything.
> Showing the ability to get things done is the greatest skill imo.
Unfortunately, most recruiters and even hiring managers have no way to
determine if a candidate has the skills or attitude necessary for a high-end
tech job. This, IMHO, is where certifications become somewhat valid; they
provide a minimum bar (however low) for non-technical people to use.
They're misused too, of course. I've had several recruiters tell me I
wasn't qualified for a job because I wasn't a CCNA -- CCIE wasn't good
Stephen Sprunk "God does not play dice." --Albert Einstein
CCIE #3723 "God is an inveterate gambler, and He throws the
K5SSS dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking
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