I agree - nothing beats a good portfolio. Danny.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Miguel Cruz" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Martin Clifford" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <[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. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php