[ILUG] ECDL myths
kverens at webworks.ie
Wed Feb 11 15:53:20 GMT 2004
Conor_D_Wynne at Dell.com wrote:
>> You might not like it - I don't either - but nonetheless it is a
>>qualification widely recognised by employers, and at least lets them
>>know that their prospective employees have a certain level of
> I would be seriously embarrassed to have that on my CV.
> To be honest I have several MCP's and I dont advertise that either :--)
A person with BSc in something will maybe not bother putting the leaving
cert on the CV, while a person who has not gone to college would use the
next best thing - their leaving cert results.
I think the Linux ECDL will be similar - it's an introduction to
computing with Linux. Yes, I'd be embarassed to have it on my own CV as
well, but then - I would be embarassed to apply for a job that required it.
A person that required the ECDL for their job would most likely not be
in the computing world - secretary, or the like, maybe - and so would
not bother with our own opinions of the "worth" of it. To them, it's
proof that they have a fundamental skill in something.
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