[Re: This may be stupid but.. ]

Stephen Sprunk 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
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K5SSS        dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking

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