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Comment: Re:wow that is some F* HR do they want a EE for ba (Score 1) 444 444

it's not always HR people being unrealistic, alot of times they are just matching candidates based on criteria they are given. I don't blame the lady, she was given the task of finding candidates with these qualifications and what the job says you do and what you actually do are commonly 2 different things (especially on temp work.) i think alot of times it's just to weed out the potential negative / lazy candidates. let's be honest, if you have xx amount of knowledge in a certain field it's pretty lazy to not get your A+, net+, CCNA, etc. all fields, not just IT have various qualifications.

Comment: Used to be a "certs is useless" guy (Score 1) 444 444

I'll never forget a temp job I got 5 or 6 years ago. I had maybe 6 mos experience and a 2 year CCNA course on my resume (I had not completed CCNA at that point) Got a call from a HR lady who really needed people, like, right now for a temp job in DC. She was reluctant though because she said she wasn't sure that I had enough experience to do the job. (luckily I'm a decent talker, and they really needed people.) The job was to do, and I'm not exagerating, unpack Dell monitors and hook them into the power supply / PC. No checking the computer, new monitor, blue port, move on. I can't complain, the job paid good and it wasn't really hard work. I was one of those "certs are useless" people until that day.

Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra