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What Employers Want from Linux Job Seekers

Nov 10, 2011, 23:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"Obviously, no Linux admin can have all the skills every employer will want. But as Galvin says, natural curiosity can help make you stand out as a job candidate.

Previous experience doesn't hurt, either. "Another key is production environment experience," Galvin adds. "It's one thing to be able to debug a problem and put a fix in place. It's another to be able to do that with a view toward long-term stability, repeatability, and without breaking other things in the short or long term. A good admin can put together a string of innovations to create an environment that suits today's needs. A great admin does that while solving tomorrow's potential needs and providing a stable, debug-able, and manageable facility."

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