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joewilliams0071847283dif he knows how to teach himself and is motivated to research himself he is a keeper
cmarshall104501039283dThere is a better phrase for it but it is a very good skill to have. If you can take an error message and find out what a solution is based on other people working through it, you'll save a lot of time. It's being able to identify that people are asking about the same problem that is the hard part.
asgs10949283dLike others said, think of Googling as speaking the English language
It gets you connected to a lot of Developers online passively
electrineer27384283dIt's no worse than writing Microsoft Word. It's a basic skill that is automatically expected if they have any experience.
Oktokolo11206283dIt actually is a surprisingly underrated skill. Most people don't really know how to research stuff on the internet. If you know how to do that you almost never have to ask and wait for an answer. So it is a pretty nice skill to have.
atlas151512283dSomebody who knows that's a good thing to put on a CV has earned that much.
Assuming the rest of CV is fine of course.
Midnight-shcode4863283dhopefully he means it in a jokey way. as in, knows how to, considers it a basic skill not worth mentioning, but has seen enough inept people to realize that, sadly, it IS worth mentioning.
qwwerty1046283dUtilizing search engine properly is a skill. Even if he would know just a few basic operators.
Lets face it - if you encounter an obscure error, you don't deep dive into all subcomponents and reverse engineer them to see what needs to be fixed. You open a search engine to see if anybody faced the same problem before. The same goes for initial reconnaissance when you're learning new topics.
Doing so efectivelly gives you a leverage over those who can't do the same.
Midnight-shcode4863283d@qwwerty how to utilise search engine effectively:
1. don't treat it like a person that answers question you ask. treat it like a machine that gives you existing documents containing words/phrases you input.
2. that's all
i mean yes, it's still a "skill" that deppressingly many people lack, but i honestly believe that's the only rule for effective use of search engines.
hardCoding260278dSo did he get the job?
karma11266276dHe worked at teh googles
bvs23bkv33432264dgoogling itself is not enough, its googling comprehension what matters
arcioneo787143da basic and underestimated skill in deed
Got a CV Today and the guy literally listed one of his skills as 'Googling'
We're interviewing him