Showing posts from April, 2006

Software Training Institutes

Having lamented about the quality of software training institutes in the city in an earlier article, I had the opportunity to experience the kind of education being dished out by these institutions. We needed to fill some positions very quickly a few days ago and not having much luck with walk-ins and other forms of recruitment we decided to go to some of the institutes and see if they had anything to offer. We contacted a few of them and they were more than willing to accommodate us to come to their institute and conduct interviews to recruit. So we decided to hold a test which consisted of a couple of simple school assignment kind software programs and an essay of 100 words. We administered the test for a 100 people and we short listed just 6 out of the 100 only to realize that the 6 that we short listed were unfit too. It was an absolute waste of time and effort. What was wrong with them? To put it in a nutshell - 90 % of them could not even write 10 lines of code. The ones that

Sorry for the long silence

Sorry about not putting up anything for so long but there was and is a lot happening in my life that has prevented me from putting up anything meaningful. For those of you that do read my blog I will be back soon with some new articles of some of my good and not so good experiences of late so stay tuned in.