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Re^8: Certifications are dumb.

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Apr 09, 2008 at 16:13 UTC ( #679287=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^7: Certifications are dumb.
in thread Certifications are dumb.

When I'm interviewing for a position, ...

It's a good point. Many people forget that the interview is as much about them interviewing the company as it is about the company interviewing them.

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Re^9: Certifications are dumb.
by amarquis (Curate) on Apr 09, 2008 at 17:55 UTC

    Yeah, dragonchild mentioned the (valid and true) employer side of the story, that the employer is assuming a lot of risk when they make a big hire. But the other side of the coin is that the potential hire is as well. A bad fit is terrible for both parties.

    I expect potential employers to be happy to discuss all aspects of the position with me, and I try to be as up front as possible when I'm interviewing a potential employee. The cost of making a bad hire is just too great not to do otherwise.

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