Hell yeah Mike! :-)
Senior is also a word that means something different to different organizations. Some call senior devs people with 5+ years of experience, some 7, some 10.
I have no qualms to admit that I was hired at my first real fulltime job for two reasons: I was visible on Python local mailing lists AND I knew someone at the company.
Knowing someone who knows someone is still the easiest way to get a job interview at least.
Thanks, you reminded me of this post and the discussion that followed:
I was very tempted to write about how deeply rooted referrals are embedded in our "meritocratic" hiring, but thought the article wouldn't be focused enough then.
Well, you can still write another one :-)
Such a good point. 👏
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