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Re: Some help for interviewing
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org, Richard Welty <rwelty_(_at_)_averillpark_(_dot_)_net>
- Subject: Re: Some help for interviewing
- From: Shane J Pearson <shane_(_at_)_flashbsd_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 09:52:41 +1100
On Tue, 9 Dec 2003 00:34:00 -0500 (EST)
Richard Welty <rwelty_(_at_)_averillpark_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
> you'd be suprised at the low level of some applicants (and some of
> them are simultaneously pretty arrogant even while being idiots). i
And the sad part is, that people who are completely honest (like me) in
interviews, look like crap against these bullshit artists, because when
I don't have an authoritive answer to a question, I don't act like I
designed the technology in question.
> the moral of this story is that i think that the job market is rife
> with people applying for jobs that they're not qualified for,
As is the workplace at the moment (in Sydney at least, based on the
sample I've seen). Staff and managers.
> many sysadmins go into "job security mode" and try and make themselves
> indispensible. as a manager, my preference will always be for team
> players. quite frankly, i'll try to detect the "information hiders" as
> early as possible and get rid of them.
I've had _managers_ who continue to practice information hiding! They
were typically in .gov jobs though. In the past, I've had my head bitten
off by fellow staff members because I played the team member. Give
someone some advice for their area of responsibility and watch out!
Expecially if you find out that your advice very simply resolves an
issue which the responsible party claimed was impossible to resolve. : )
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