[Baypiggies] Python Standardized Skill Scoring Chart

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Thu Apr 18 00:08:49 CEST 2013

> He could probably use such a list to do a 5-minute phone screening
> himself, but I
> don't see this working very well if administered by HR or outside
> recruiters that
> don't themselves have Python knowledge.

What if it were "self-evaluation?" The Python programmer self-selects
against the list. The idea is that anyone who would dishonestly
systematically shift themselves to a higher number would be "found out" in
the real tech screening. It also helps get the tech screening off on the
right foot (so we can focus on concepts around that number and not ask the
list comprehension questions to start with).

I find the biggest impediment is that most (although not
all) recruiters simply want to find as many "bodies" as possible --
slinging resumes. So, they generally dislike a tool that would tell them
that a candidate that they found doesn't fit a position (even though that's
exactly what will eventually come out of the process). Recruiters would
have to really trust the self-selection process.



"Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life as a dog does his
master's chase. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it,
unearth it, and gnaw it still."

--Henry David Thoreau
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