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(Patch)   The founder of a Silicon Valley startup has two Super Bowl rings, a medical degree, and he's a serial entrepreneur. By the way, they're hiring software developers and designers   (paloalto.patch.com) divider line 16
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2013-03-09 09:30:36 AM
So if you've got 10 years experience in technology that was invented two years ago, go ahead and apply today!
 
2013-03-09 09:37:17 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: So if you've got 10 years experience in technology that was invented two years ago, go ahead and apply today!


With the way patents are tossed around for various 'new technologies' I would be surprised if someone didn't already have a decade of experience under their belt.

/This post has rounded corners
 
2013-03-09 09:47:51 AM
I have a patent on all comments on the topic of technology.
 
2013-03-09 09:52:49 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: So if you've got 10 years experience in technology that was invented two years ago, go ahead and apply today!


Yeah - this is the huge disconnect between HR and reality. If I don't get a job soon I'm going to learn the next big thing in software technology and claim 5 times as much experience with it than it even has existed.

I'll also claim I was earning $200,000 a year at my last job.

And they'll probably believe me and offer me at least that much.
 
2013-03-09 10:18:51 AM
dammit! what about HARDWARE?
that's what I do.
 
2013-03-09 10:25:43 AM
'Serial entrepreneur' = no follow-through and no commitment to the product.

Like a pickup artist, he's only interested in farking and leaving.
 
2013-03-09 10:31:50 AM
Byron Leftwich and Trent Dilfer, too, have Super Bowl rings.
 
2013-03-09 12:27:52 PM
Yeah. Go work for some famous sports guy. It'll be great

www.terezowens.com
 
2013-03-09 12:47:42 PM
med school WHILE playing pro football? holy fark.
 
2013-03-09 02:57:17 PM

Happy Hours: HotIgneous Intruder: So if you've got 10 years experience in technology that was invented two years ago, go ahead and apply today!

Yeah - this is the huge disconnect between HR and reality. If I don't get a job soon I'm going to learn the next big thing in software technology and claim 5 times as much experience with it than it even has existed.

I'll also claim I was earning $200,000 a year at my last job.

And they'll probably believe me and offer me at least that much.


Do it! The best jobs I ever had I lied through my teeth. I would go to interviews cocky as all hell. I worked for several Fortune 100 & 500 companies over the years. Many jobs I had I was not only unqualified, I truly had no business being in my position. Employers treat people like shiat. Give it right back to them. I never gave a damn if I got hired or not; there is always another position somewhere else waiting to be filled. And this was back when I wasn't medicated, too. Kid you not. Tell them what they want to hear and let them know you won't come cheap. Fark 'em. They're all bastards, all of them.
 
2013-03-09 03:40:41 PM

KrispyKritter: Happy Hours: HotIgneous Intruder: So if you've got 10 years experience in technology that was invented two years ago, go ahead and apply today!

Yeah - this is the huge disconnect between HR and reality. If I don't get a job soon I'm going to learn the next big thing in software technology and claim 5 times as much experience with it than it even has existed.

I'll also claim I was earning $200,000 a year at my last job.

And they'll probably believe me and offer me at least that much.

Do it! The best jobs I ever had I lied through my teeth. I would go to interviews cocky as all hell. I worked for several Fortune 100 & 500 companies over the years. Many jobs I had I was not only unqualified, I truly had no business being in my position. Employers treat people like shiat. Give it right back to them. I never gave a damn if I got hired or not; there is always another position somewhere else waiting to be filled. And this was back when I wasn't medicated, too. Kid you not. Tell them what they want to hear and let them know you won't come cheap. Fark 'em. They're all bastards, all of them.


Not sure if serious, so I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. I've always been honest about my experience and qualifications and it's probably hurt me.

Occasionally I've run into someone who had obviously lied about their skills and it usually pissed me off. I could probably get away with fudging a little, but some people are completely shameless After all, what's the worst that can happen? They'll find out and not hire you? Or they'll find out after they hire you and then let you go? Oh great. I can still collect unemployment, right?
 
2013-03-09 03:46:35 PM

KrispyKritter: Do it! The best jobs I ever had I lied through my teeth


What field are you in? One of the failures in IT hiring, other than HR asking for an impossible number of years of experience, is putting IT folks in charge of interviews who turn it into a trivia contest. I've seen graphic designers asked to list all the types of database cursors, and DBAs asked about the history of HTML. Technical questions are important, especially given the very high percentage of people applying for programming jobs who can't even solve FizzBuzz, but all too often they're not related to the job and seem to be more about the interviewer showing off their knowledge of the exact wording of some API. Not sure how you'd be able to lie through those questions.

But I agree with you on the ethics of the situation. Most employers aren't interested in an equitable relationship with employees, they're interested in getting every little bit of advantage they can. If an employee turns the table on them... meh.
 
2013-03-09 04:21:54 PM

EngineerAU: But I agree with you on the ethics of the situation. Most employers aren't interested in an equitable relationship with employees, they're interested in getting every little bit of advantage they can. If an employee turns the table on them... meh.


Except for one thing. You have to work with other people who are not "management". These are the people who will be the first to notice you aren't qualified. They probably have projects that they are working on that depend on you doing your part. Okay, so we've agreed on a spec. You're going to give me data (via whatever method we agreed on) and I'm going to do whatever management decided I should do with that data whether it's generating reports or just shoving it into a data warehouse. I've got my part done, why the fark are you holding up the whole project? Oh, you lied about even having a clue about your end of things? And so the whole project is going to crash and burn? And make me look bad too? Yeah, fark you.
 
2013-03-09 08:31:04 PM
The new Fark comments button that no longer farking works in Dolphin was implemented by someone who probably lied about their qualifications
 
2013-03-09 10:58:53 PM
McColl said he really enjoys the StartX environment, of which he now serves on the board of directors.

startx?

lordargent@darktower3:~$ sudo startx
[sudo] password for lordargent:
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
 
2013-03-11 01:15:45 PM
I know a guy who lied about his qualifications on an interview. They hired him. He said he'd start in two weeks. He spent two weeks with friends who did the kind of work he just got hired in and learned everything he could before he walked in the door.  There are over 20 scripting and programming languages and dozens of apps. There's no effing way you can know all of it, but if you've done any of it, it's only a week or two of hard study to figure out how to use a particular language.

As for the article, he was gassing on about young people. I guess this is another company that only wants recent grads and H1Bs.

That shop is going to be chaos. Complete and utter chaos.
 
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