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Re: Career questions: databases

From: Neil <nospam_at_nospam.net>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 10:37:38 GMT
Message-ID: <StLhi.36371$Um6.15744@newssvr12.news.prodigy.net>


While agreeing with your point about resume fluff, in all fairness, the person claimed he was "proficient" in those technologies, not "expert" in them. At what point does one become "proficient"? That's a good question. But I don't think one needs to be able to field live questions from an audience of developers in order to call oneself "proficient."

Neil

"DA Morgan" <damorgan_at_psoug.org> wrote in message news:1183244627.172776_at_bubbleator.drizzle.com...
> Bob Badour wrote:
>
>> He also said the above is a long list of technologies that nobody could
>> learn. I suspect he is mentally retarded and doesn't realize it yet so he
>> assumes everybody else is too.
>
> Are you willing to stand up in front of an audience of 200+ developers
> and DBAs, averaging 7.5 years of experience, and field live questions
> on just one of those products: The Oracle 10g database?
>
> There are a small number of us that do. Any time you want to join us
> let me know and I will give you that opportunity. It will be really
> interesting to watch you back up your words with action, at a podium
> in a lecture hall, and with no prop other than a SQL*Plus command line.
> Pick any date between August 19 and December 19, 2007.
>
> In the learning curve of all skills and technologies there is a point
> where one begins and they know they know nothing. Then they gain a
> little knowledge and they think they know it all (sort of like being
> a teenager). Some dig deeper and learn how much they really don't know.
> Perhaps Bob you are one of those that never took that final step. I've
> never met you so I don't know. But I do know that the real experts
> never make the mistake you just made.
>
> Your bluff and bluster have been called Bob. If you do it and can walk
> the walk I will personally reimburse your airplane ticket and hotel.
> --
> Daniel A. Morgan
> University of Washington
> damorgan_at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond)
> Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
> www.psoug.org
Received on Sun Jul 01 2007 - 05:37:38 CDT

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