[Gllug] how reliable is netcraft?

Shannon Carver shannon.carver at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 11:44:41 UTC 2011


I'm a long time lurker, and ever so occasional poster, but this one caught
my eye.  I know from my experience with external meetings and hosting
interviews that a candidate bringing up something like this usually doesn't
go down very well at all, especially if its under researched and/or quoted
from somewhere like Netcraft.  I'd firstly make absolutely sure the
information was correct, and secondly gauge the mood/manor of the
interviewers, last thing you want to do is throw away a potential job
because you come off as cocky.

I'm of the opinion that a job interview should be about proving your
ability and winning the job, not pointing out (potentially insignificant)
faults in the employers current process.  Other's may not share my opinion



On 5 December 2011 11:16, John Levin <john at technolalia.org> wrote:

> hi all,
> As preparation for a job interview tomorrow, I checked my prospective
> employer's website against netcraft.com. The results indicate that they
> are running a very outdated version of their CMS. I am now wondering how to
> raise this in my interview.
> My first concern is that netcraft may not be entirely accurate. How much
> faith should I put in their results?
> John Levin
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