On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 17:25 +0000, Duncan wrote: > Christian Faulhammer <fa...@gentoo.org> posted > 20090506083356.4a561...@gentoo.org, excerpted below, on Wed, 06 May 2009 > 08:33:56 +0200: > > > Apart from growing into your job (that's what happened with me), > > recruiters do quite long IRC sessions with the applicant. Apart from > > questions not found in the quiz they want people to elaborate on answers > > they made. > > As others have occasionally noted, the assumption seems to be that > developers "do" IRC. While it's certainly a useful thing for those that > do it, I believe I've seen a few developers speak up from time to time > that say they do little if any IRC at all, doing their Gentoo comms via > email (including the lists), bugs, and of course commits. Does the way > remain open for such recruits? This subthread would suggest not, that > IRC is now considered not just convenient or useful, but mandatory. I'd > call that a shame, as it could well block otherwise productive potential > devs.
Are you suggesting that recruiters should do long e-mail exchanges with the applicants instead, having no real time conversations, leading to no idea about the applicants real knowledge (when there is not much time to do research after a question is posed), attitude and so on? -- Mart Raudsepp Gentoo Developer Mail: l...@gentoo.org Weblog: http://planet.gentoo.org/developers/leio
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