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mind-numbing jobs attract mind-numbing candidates. nothing new here.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2010 on The Non-Programming Programmer at Coding Horror
Jeff, good to have your site and comments back. Your post is interesting but you fell into a trap of blatant generalization. 199 out of 200 can't write code? Really? Maybe you (or that other guy you are referring to) should reconsider your "source" or where you are finding candidates. Let's see the job ad which attracted "199 out of 200" who can't code. Don't forget that smart people avoid crappy jobs like a plague. If job sounds mind-numbing, that's what it is going to attract. For disclosure, I interview people daily, from entry level to senior level for our teams. Very, very rarely did I come across ignoramuses. It happens but it is not a significant occurrence. Do you know why? Jobs we are hiring for are advanced from the get-go. They require people who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and learn quickly. Please, post the job ad (or ads if there is more than one) that "generated" such negative statistics you are writing about in your post.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2010 on Why Can't Programmers.. Program? at Coding Horror
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