[rescue] Do you remember when? Security software.....
tkilling at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 13 13:04:07 CDT 2003
Michael is only one opinion. YMMV.
Potential employers hear lots of candidates that say they've expanded your
skills. Certs of any flavor are an objective way of measuring a candidate's
If you've been out of the job market awhile, certs are more believeable than
telling them "Yeah, I've been reading up on it in between the soaps ...."
Mind you, a cert may help you get the interview - but your experience and
abilities ultimately will get you the job.
At my interview yesterday, the hiring manager asked what I'd been doing the
last six months. I told him about working with Solaris and SuSE at home,
learning java and taking the SCJP certification. He apparantly liked it,
because I've gotten a call from the HR group wanting to move forward on a
At least he didn't think I'd been sitting on my a**, eating bonbons and
On Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at 12:20 PM, Michael A. Turner wrote:
> If it
> said "Working on MCSE" it went into the no pile.
<sarcasm> I have to sincerely thank people like you who contribute to
the pain of people on this list for no good reason</sarcasm>
Honestly you just don't know people's reasons for stating this... or
their background.... if such a thing prevents you from scanning the
rest of the resume... shame on you
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