[Israel.pm] Poll: What are the most important features of an employer or a job opportunity for you?

Chanan Berler bc.other at gmail.com
Sun May 9 01:47:19 PDT 2010

Hi Gabor,

As a fellow programmer who also used Perl programming on different type
of work place:
Motorola - automation for mobile cell phones
Commtouch - spam detection
Centerity - CGI / Web - Nagios plugins
TTI / HOT - Perl scripts for working with Remedy platform

1. Perl tends to spread to so many fields of programming...that many managers
    can't put their fingers on - means some people look for system engineers
    while some look for Web/Client Perl programmers, while others might look
    for platform scripts programmers.

2. Many places I have been who worked/working with Perl never tends to take
    programmers like C# / java programmers - therefor their salary goes down
    so programmers tends to use it less and less...same goes to all other script

3. Major issue: many work places using company for looking for programmers
   and there is lake of knowledge on what Perl really is.
   talked with places like ...... (don't wanna say names) - none of them really
   knew how to direct my CV to places...most of them are looking for
C# / Java programmers

PS: another major issue, less companies using Open-Source stuff
       (besides unix HP/Solaris and Debian), so Perl programmers have less field
       for managers to approtio

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 5:07 AM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Recently I talked to many people about an idea on how to improve
> the communication between companies using Perl and the open source
> Perl community. Many managers at companies told me the number
> one problem they are facing with Perl is that they cannot find good Perl
> developers. On the other hand many good Perl developers I know complain
> that there are no good Perl jobs on the market.
> What is the reason for this contradiction? Is this because the job
> opportunities
> are in different locations than the developers? Is this because there
> is a gap in
> the meaning of "good Perl developer" and "good Perl job"?
> In order to try to understand the problem I created a small poll
> trying to figure
> out what are the expectations of a Perl developer from an employer or a job
> opportunity.
> In addition to this poll I am also preparing a white paper for companies to
> help them understand how they can find more and better Perl developers.
> If you are interested in it or you would like your boss to read it,
> please let me know.
> http://perlide.org/polls/the-most-important-features-of-an-employer-or-job-opportunity/
> regards
>   Gabor
>   http://szabgab.com/
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