[Baypiggies] Python Standardized Skill Scoring Chart

Nam Nguyen bitsink at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 00:43:48 CEST 2013

+1 to the self assessment list. If it comes with potential
classification/grouping of similar/closely related knowledge into "groups".
Kind of like how PyCon organized talks to tracks.

Level has the connotation that a person must pass the lower level to
advance to the higher one. Which is wrong most of the times, especially in
programming. Is it harder to do OS level stuff, or is it harder to do web
stuff? Is knowing about ctypes a more advanced knowledge than telnetlib?


On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Glen
> --
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