[ILUG] OT: A university degree is required. Why?
syklops at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 18:49:11 IST 2006
While searching for a better job I came across this ad for a Data
Centre Technician with google(Was that a collected groan I heard). It
sounds like a pretty simple job. but in the requirements it states:
* A university degree is required.
* Some experience working with PC hardware.
* At least one year of Linux experience.
* Able to lift/move 20-30 lbs equipment on a daily basis.
* Experience troubleshooting and installing operating systems,
networking equipment, and software.
My question is Why is a university degree required. It does not state
what the degree should be in. If I had a degree in Arts or Music from
Trinity and had the relevent experience, could I be considered?
Also, following on from the thread "Whatever happened to real computer
scientists?" the new breed of CS students coming don't seem to be
equipped with the old-school skills. Would a candidate from one of
those courses actually be any good at the job?
I have 4 years linux experience, 4 with PC Hardware, 5 with
troubleshooting OS and Network equipment. I lack the degree and
therefore will not be applying. If anyone from Google is reading this,
I think your missing out. I dont mean me, I mean lots of people who
have tons of experience in the areas that are important to them, but
dont have the required degree in Womens Studies, that will get them
into the club.
Any one any comments?
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