[BangPypers] Python and Employment

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Fri Jul 15 15:59:57 CEST 2011

Great question!

It really is a function of who is reviewing your resume at the end of the
- If its HR / Recruitment - they will not be able to assess technical skills
to the level a tech lead/ manager can, period
- If it directly reaches a technical team member (ideally in a leadership
capacity), he will be able to sort the wheat from the chaff

However, always be mindful that there is a perceptional component to all of
this - and unfortunately the experience gathered in a corporate /
professional environment often gets prioritized and treated more seriously
(which is not ideal)

To get ahead of the queue, ensure that your resume and cover note is
presented in a manner that easily highlights your relevant experiences (even
if not in corporate employment) in an easily readable/findable format
upfront. Also ensure that it ideally gets in the hands of a technical
manager as and when possible.

Good luck!

Best Regards,
- Kumar
PS: We are actively hiring for various technical roles, right from
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On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 7:16 PM, satyaakam goswami <satyaakam at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 6:51 PM, kunal ghosh <kunal.t2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I read a lot of emails in this list and others, posting job offerings.
> > They all list, "years of experience" required by a candidate to be
> > considered for the job.
> >
> > But what is the metric to measure this experience. If it indirectly means
> ,
> > "corporate experience"
> > ( in django , etc ) does it mean that free and open source developers who
> > use these technologies
> > in their free time (and not in their day jobs) are NOT experienced ?
> > Even though they might have worked with those technologies for a much
> > longer
> > duration than
> > the "experienced" ones ?
> >
> > looking for comments, suggestions and constructive criticism.
> >
> Folks in the corporate world mostly want people with blinders on  . so
> there
> is no metric as such i have seen cases where the hiring manager asks for
> requirement to the HR guy, who then starts looking out again by the time it
> transaltes to a JD is typically heavily loaded  ( means too many keywords )
> than required for the job .
> i have also seen cases where in Hiring manager goes by recommendations from
> peers in and out of the company about a candidate.
> there is a third kind where in the Hiring manager takes a call based on an
> interview on that day , and considers FOSS experience as a prime
> qualification.
> the third kinds are less and rare but they are growing by the day
> -Satya
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