* Posts by Rhubarb

5 posts • joined 8 Nov 2010

If you want an IT job you'll need more than a degree, say top techies

Rhubarb

As someone who employs..

I don't have a degree but do have just over 20 years experience in the IT industry, as a result of what I've seen over the years I will take someone who learns off their own back and doesn't sit and wait to be trained but takes an active interest over a degree every time.

In terms of profession qualifications they are a nice to have but in many cases tick a box for partner certification levels etc, again nice to have but having someone who is really interested in what they do and keen to learn (and understand you will never stop learning in IT) is really key.

Have met plenty of people with degrees or professional qualifications who were next to useless against someone with neither who is very skilled at what they do, generalizing of course here but there are so many bootcamps etc professional quali's get de-valued, I make sure every person coming in is tested prior to a physical interview, if they don't make the grade on the test they don't get interviewed.

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TomTom fights falling satnav sales with iPad app

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Support is woeful

Every time you update the maps the favourites get trashed or the thing just doesnt work or freezes/reboots, is a widely known issue. Tomtom support answer? "delete mapsettings.cfg every time you update" well thats great not only does it reset many preferences it wipes any favourites you have stored.

I went Tomtom for the Live services and that is quite good but the support and update issue will mean I will be going elsewhere for my next device/software....

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Videogame TRAINS TERRORISTS, yells pundit

Rhubarb
WTF?

Just like

Leisure suit Larry trained us all to go out and shag hookers....

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UK tech retailers are rubbish

Rhubarb
FAIL

Well..

what a surprise?

I for one have never relied on the 'expertise' of a store salesman in these kind of stores. Must be mad to take their word when there are plenty of sources of info online, product reviews etc.

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Police get ready for body parts audit

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Ooer

Won't this cost the tax payer an arm and a leg?!

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