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Someone writes "Pearl" on their resume

in the list of known programming languages.

Deal killer or honest mistake?
Permalink Michael B 
July 30th, 2007 6:04pm
unchecked spellchecker.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 30th, 2007 6:08pm
Dealkiller.
Permalink Peter 
July 30th, 2007 6:08pm
Ask him/her which version.  See what they say.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 30th, 2007 6:10pm
Deal killer. There is no way anybody who actually knew perl would spell it pearl.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 30th, 2007 6:14pm
> Ask him/her which version.  See what they say.

Smooth.
Permalink Michael B 
July 30th, 2007 6:16pm
If they reply black they probably are in the wrong interview.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 30th, 2007 6:21pm
I honestly can't remember which version it's on now. Is it still 5?
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 30th, 2007 6:23pm
5.8.8
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 30th, 2007 6:26pm
Ask them how much they paid for their pearl of great price.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 30th, 2007 6:44pm
Perl approaches asymptotically towards version 6. In a few years Perl will be up to 5.9.9.8.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 30th, 2007 6:52pm
I'd hire him if also knows Sea and Sea Pound.
Permalink s 
July 30th, 2007 7:07pm
It'd be a tremendous bonus if he knows how to manage printer kwayways.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 30th, 2007 7:28pm
Deal killer MAYBE.

Spelling errors on a resume are very bad since the candidate has a chance to check it and the resume represents an example of the very best they have to offer. You need an eye for detail to be a programmer. A small error might be OK, like its vs it's, or your vs you're.

But in this case it's entirely possible they are an expert in THIS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEARL_programming_language
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 30th, 2007 10:46pm
Dealkiller.

and this:
PEARL, or Process and Experiment Automation Realtime Language,
...would have to pop up under their specific, listed work experience.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 31st, 2007 3:24am
Uh oh. 'Dealkiller' isn't a word. Oh my. Gonna have to say 'pass'.

But seriously, Pearl is a real language so if there are concerns the person is misspelling Perl instead, it's easy enough to find out. Obviously this person must have a fantastic resumé otherwise if this is the only problem with it.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 31st, 2007 3:41am
You do get that chacne to at least re-read it, but maybe their auto-spellcheck changed Perl to Pearl...
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 31st, 2007 10:38am

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