This column will focus on different aspects of recruiting and certification
within Linux. It will offer advice on the different Linux certifications and
which ones would be the best for your employees to have, as well as
guidelines on recruiting the best candidates. This month's column focuses on
résumés and how to recognize the best candidates.
Some quick history you should be aware of: Linux/open source may be new to
your company, but it's not a new technology. The Linux kernel has been around
since 1991, and many individuals have dedicated their careers to its
development. One of the first things to understand is that Linux is a
community effort and the deep commitment of its developers is the reason
behind its rapid adoption. Without the community, there would be no Linux.
Since the average turnover costs 1.5 times the annual salary in lost
productivity, recruit... (more)
There's tremendous talent in the open source community...but before you can
capitalize on the potential within it, you have to understand it. This column
explains how to access a wealth of information, with respect for the
community that makes it available.
Welcome back to the Linux Careers column, which focuses on different aspects
of recruiting and certification within Linux. Look here for advice on the
different Linux certifications and which ones would be the best for your
employees to have, as well as guidelines on recruiting the best candidates.
This month the focus is on ... (more)
Welcome to the third installment of my Linux Careers column. The last two
columns focused on recruiting strategies in the open source community. Now I
want to examine certifications and their place within the open source
community. This topic will be covered in two separate columns. This month, I
examine the Linux/open source community's position on certifications as
compared to the corporate culture.
In Part 2, I'll answer one of the most common questions we at HotLinuxJobs
are asked by candidates: "Which certifications should I get?" I will provide
insight from the corporate p... (more)
In the last installment of my Linux Careers column (LWM, Vol. 2, issue 2) I
focused on the quandary posed by certifications: most qualified candidates
feel that their experience speaks for itself, but as Linux becomes more
prevalent in the corporate environment, more potential employers are looking
for certifications as a benchmark of the candidate's knowledge and experience
in skill sets relevant to the job at hand. This month, I'll help you to
understand which certifications corporations are looking for - and why.
All Linux certifications fall into one of two categories: vendor-... (more)