A recent job opening advert (from Aardvark, for a Front-End Web Developers) goes:
Required Skills: * Fluency in HTML and CSS * Experience taking mockups and turning them into standards-compliant HTML/CSS * Expertise in achieving cross-browser compatibility in IE, Firefox, and Safari * Experience in implementing grid-based layouts in HTML/CSS * Experience in an agile development environment
I felt the Pluses section was very interesting, specially (you kinda see the others on Rails related job boards anyway): * History of side projects and interest in social media, browsers, and mobile web * Obsession with new technologies and open source tools
Shows how today’s start-ups value people who are really interested in what they do (and not just in for the money). An encouraging view of the world indeed – now I just have to get on it and get those much needed Plusses into my skills bag
Note to my employers, friends, well wishers and anyone else interested: This does not mean I am looking for a job! I love the job I have right now and am just happy to see the importance of “passion” in the world’s view of an ideal employee increasing!