Jul 6, 2004, 10:46 AM
Link: Wanted: Systems Guru
For small businesses, hiring the right geek is a special challenge (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040706104630)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug
Jul 6, 2004, 08:07 PM
Quote " The last step: Before hiring a new system administrator, smart managers insist on criminal background checks. "They're the gatekeepers for the whole system," says Phil Conein, president of Techead, a Richmond (Va.)-based technical staffing company.
After sorting through 100 résumés and conducting 15 interviews, Clark hired Tom Limoncelli, a veteran sysadmin with all the right qualities. Limoncelli had run internal and external systems and possessed hands-on knowledge of both UNIX and OS X server platforms. Plus, he had an excellent bedside manner. Says Clark: "Tom is a gift from the gods." We always suspected there was a minor deity in charge of business technology."
That last paragraph is the best part of the article . It seems that having OSX and UNIX skills are useful out there.