I agree - nothing beats a good portfolio.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Miguel Cruz" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Martin Clifford" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP] Of Jobs and Certs

> On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Martin Clifford wrote:
> > I'd like to get everyone's input on Jobs and Certs.  I know there are a
> > couple Certifications for web developers out there, such as the CIW and
> > CWP certifications.
> I don't know if this is what you want to hear, but I can tell you that as
> a rule, I don't hire people who advertise certifications on their resume.
> I've found that they correlate pretty strongly with incompetence, to the
> point where nothing saves me more time when filtering through resumes than
> first throwing away the ones covered with acroyms starting with C or MC.
> People who have the skills, demonstrate it through their work experience,
> walking through their sample code with me, and their ability to explain
> how they would perform a task. People who trumpet certifications
> overwhelmingly seem to be people who were unable to advance their careers
> based on the strength of their skills, and so chose to resort to a paper
> method instead. I'm not saying anything about you here, just suggesting
> that you consider alternate means of impressing employers.

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