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Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by fallguy(m): 3:39am On Dec 09, 2012
I've been wondering who oversee's the job specification writer for nigerian I.T firms.
one thing is clear from most of these ads : those folks looking to employ want
a slave, they want some bozo they'll drive like a nail into the ground,
they some human floor wax they'll rub the life out with work to make their organization
shine.
how dyu ask for a programmer with multifaceted experience in almost all I.T fields.
one ad i saw, wanted specifically a mid level web designer,
to boost their I.T department, and he was expected to have a laundry list of the following
skills:

"strong" - they love this word so much- c#,java,c++,php,javascript,skills.
"proficient"-another standard quip - in (a comma separated list of databases)
(are they hiring a developer or web guy?)
"good" html,css, skills .
it didnt end there-
boss wants mobile software proficiency!!
so the lucky dev must have:
skills in j2me,(android ) and (this was so silly) wireless toolkit(i though they said j2me),
web servers were mentioned:
apache, I think nginx or so.
operating systems were mentioned.

in addition to the usual staple:
a degree in computer science/maths/(numerate field)
what does a web designer do with c++!
someone picks a hodge pudge of technologies he hears being flung around
and puts in the requirements shopping cart!
NO common sense no thinking no consultation with industry experts,
they just show their ignorance to whole world thru their silly postings.
if you tell them that a good programmer isnt measured by their 10 feet
list of bondage chains they wount listen, if you tell them that
a willingness and eagerness and passion to continue learning is
greater than knowing the latest buzzword they'll think your silly.
And in their ignorance i guess many companies have shooed away
top star programmers just cuz they were'nt buzzword compliant.
Perpetrating the endless trend of entrenched mediocrity in
such a highly demanding international field as this.
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by Aafulenu(f): 8:41am On Dec 09, 2012
it very annoying, most times when i see lists like that, i will be like - if i knew all these things will i be looking for work?

they beleive u must knw all and every, both web design, web development, software, databases, networking, security etc. not knwing that pple tend to specialize in one or two
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by Javanian: 9:47am On Dec 09, 2012
Reminds me of this advert i saw on nairaland sometime ago http://www.nairaland.com/1017296/job-vacancy-web-designer-abujafood.com
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by PrinceNN(m): 10:27am On Dec 09, 2012
Javanian: Reminds me of this advert i saw on nairaland sometime ago http://www.nairaland.com/1017296/job-vacancy-web-designer-abujafood.com
Lmao...dah s.hit cray
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by slightlyMad(f): 1:18pm On Dec 09, 2012
it very annoying, most times when i see lists like that, i will be like - if i knew all these things will i be looking for work?

they beleive u must knw all and every, both web design, web development, software, databases, networking, security etc. not knwing that pple tend to specialize in one or two

I've had the opportunity of being a member of an employer's board and we had lots of developers with years of experience in C, C++, C#, java, python, PHP, asp/.net, Perl, mobile etc all in each CV

all claimed to have worked with 2 or more well known companies as programmers,
They turned out looking clean in their suits and that's all to it

They couldn't answer simple questions in their language of choice.
at the end of it all, i raised a point, "it is almost impossible to get anyone with those skill sets looking for jobs"
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by AZeD1(m): 6:16pm On Dec 09, 2012
slightlyMad:

I've had the opportunity of being a member of an employer's board and we had lots of developers with years of experience in C, C++, C#, java, python, PHP, asp/.net, Perl, mobile etc all in each CV

all claimed to have worked with 2 or more well known companies as programmers,
They turned out looking clean in their suits and that's all to it

They couldn't answer simple questions in their language of choice.
at the end of it all, i raised a point, "it is almost impossible to get anyone with those skill sets looking for jobs"
Nigeria is all about paper qualifications and the more paper you have i guess the better your chance of getting to the interview stage. That was the reason why i stopped doing certification exams. I served in an IT firm in lagos and in the software development part, we were 4 corpers. One who studied maths(me), one who studied chemical engineering and two who studied computer science(a lady with 1st class and another guy). At the end of service year, the lady had almost finished the microsoft developer exams (can't remember the part) but she had not participated in any project at all but to the ED of the company, she was the most serious corper.
The point being most of this companies use it to brag a bit like private uni's that organise certifications for their students through new horizons then come out to tell the world that their students have achieved 100% success in xyz certifications bla bla bla....
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by AZeD1(m): 6:20pm On Dec 09, 2012
Javanian: Reminds me of this advert i saw on nairaland sometime ago http://www.nairaland.com/1017296/job-vacancy-web-designer-abujafood.com

LMAO
Prolog for a web designer/developer
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by mj(m): 2:18pm On Dec 10, 2012
Javanian: Reminds me of this advert i saw on nairaland sometime ago http://www.nairaland.com/1017296/job-vacancy-web-designer-abujafood.com
LWKMD, grin grin grin.
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by naijaswag1: 9:22am On Dec 11, 2012
That's the reason nothing works here. They end up outsourcing those jobs even with their IT staff around.
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by danvery2k6(m): 2:23pm On Dec 15, 2012
Those guys out there just sit in air conditioned offices, sign papers and think everything is as easy as signing pieces of papers. They want to have everything at no cost at all. Am a newbie in the field of programing but I've already decided on a few skills. If any employer is not satisfied, maybe he/she should try learning it himself
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by 53cur3m0d3(m): 6:32pm On Dec 17, 2012
One thing why Oyibo pple keep excelling in what they do, they work with a Team of IT Experts in the field ranging from Graphics Designers to Backend and Database Specialists that's why they keep churning out better stuffs over there. U don't get overworked, ur skill is what they require not more than ur skill...
this is the sole reason why we've half-baked IT-oriented pple here in Nigeria cos U're expected to be a Jack of all trades. God help us

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Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by WhiZTiM(m): 7:30pm On Dec 17, 2012
same here. For example. I am a Mechanical and Production Engineering student. But I do not have any computer-related certificate.( and will never sweat a dime for any). Cant use a Mech Engr. degree to apply those jobs. But av been helping degree holders in thier jobs!... Am a self taught programmer....
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by adewaleafolabi(m): 9:11am On Dec 25, 2012
Most times its really idiots that come up with such requirements. The sad part is that they are also incapable of meeting up with the requirements or able to program. To make matters worse, they aren't ready to pay well for such experience.
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by hoodboi(m): 1:40am On Jan 04, 2013
This issue is a very serious one, the annoying thing about it is that they can't actually pay for the real value of such an expert. If one strives and excels at the mentioned skills, they can't offer you what would be worth your stress and time. Like someone said earlier, if i knew all this things i wouldn't be looking for a job.

Another annoying issue is the university vs polytechnic issue. No insults intended, but i have friends with a BSC who couldn't even create an hello world app, and they get more respect than polytechnic guys that could give anybody a run for their money.
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by Nov1ce(m): 12:09pm On Jan 05, 2013
Javanian: Reminds me of this advert i saw on nairaland sometime ago http://www.nairaland.com/1017296/job-vacancy-web-designer-abujafood.com
Super hillarious!
Hehehe!
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by Fayimora(m): 8:22pm On Jan 05, 2013
Hmm this is interesting. Can someone please post some links to job vacancies in Nigeria(Dev related obviously). I just want to get a feel of what most companies are looking for. I don't know the tech companies else I would have done it myself.

Gracias
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by Javanian: 9:14pm On Jan 05, 2013
^^^

Goto JobberMan,com and search for programming or Software development.
Re: Who Writes The Job Specifications In Nigerian I.T Firms? by Fayimora(m): 10:07pm On Jan 06, 2013

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