[TriLUG] Career planning - certs(?)
mindcrime at cpphacker.co.uk
Tue Sep 23 17:16:31 EDT 2008
Jim Ray wrote:
> I'll take someone that has an interest and a good home network over a
> person with experience in the field and alphabet soup after their name
> any day. If you do not tell the prospect, the prospect might not know.
And what about somebody with all three? I think a lot of people, in
discussions such as this, mistakenly setup a false dichotomy and assume
that having (a) certification(s) means the candidate is not interested,
passionate, blah, etc. In actuality, there's no (particular) reason a
person who's passionate about software, sysadmin'ing and OSS might not
spend time working on their home network, AND pursue certifications that
they think will advance their career.
Certifications aren't evil, they just aren't a panacea. They are just
one - out of MANY - criteria that a potential employer might look at
when evaluating a new-hire.
Rhodes for NC Lieutenant Governor 2008
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