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re: Thanks for the reply. Most developers seem to ignore contacts from recruiters, but that could be because they realize they're not being targeted na...

because finally the specifics of technology and role matter less than getting people who have the right mix of tech depth, pragmatism, and end-user focus.

Only if you actually hiring accordingly. I've had a number of experiences where supposedly the specifics didn't matter, go through interviews, and then get turned down on the basis of things that supposedly "weren't required."

Yes, a lot of technical interviewers take a narrow view of what they need for the next 12 months on their project. That may be okay when hiring temp folk, but for employees one ought to step back and consider what the company needs.

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