RE: Resumes for programmers
Huh, I just happened on this, although I bet it's still pretty valid in mid-2010. I have a hard time with the emphasis on applicants knowing the flavor-of-the-month language and technology (C#, .NET) over non-proprietary tech that has provably more staying power (C, C++, PHP, Perl). The latter is going to be more useful for a longer time; the former can be learned when it's needed, and ignored when it's needed no longer. Would you have hired someone in 2000 because they knew MFC inside and out? Where would that person be now, if they didn't have the generalized skill needed to be able to adapt when Microsoft abandoned that platform? I discuss this in more detail on my blog (apchamberlain.blogspot.com).
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