Re: Why they don't ask for candidates by technology skills.

Subject: Re: Why they don't ask for candidates by technology skills.
From: John Posada <john -at- tdandw -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 21:10:47 -0800


> What seems odd to me is that recruiters are so preoccupied with tools.
They
> say, "What have you got?", which translates to, "What tools do you know
how
> to use." More valuable questions might be, "Can you diagram a process from
> start to finish?" or "Can you develop a coherent paragraph on a topic?."
> And, as John Posada reflected, a question or two about familiarity
> technology might be useful.

Robert...it isn't only recruiters who are centered on the tool. I'm sure
everyone remembers the thread a couple of months ago involving drawing
flowcharts using ABC Flowcharter.

To many on the list...it was the ability to use ABC Flowcharter that took
priority to knowing how to draw flowcharts.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
john -at- tdandw -dot- com


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