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How common isit to utilize google at work?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Juelz, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Is googling issues common in support environments?
     
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  3. rocdamike

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    Yeah I would say it's very common.
     
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    Very common. Google indexes brilliantly so even if you know the site you're looking for, it helps track down what you're looking for. Googling something isn't a bad thing, unless someone has lied to get a position and doesn't know what they are doing
     
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  5. zxspectrum

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    Its a good resource, may as well use it

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  6. Sparky
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    All helps - get an error message that you have never seen then google it.

    Although today I had to restore a failed server - Google no help for that.
     
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    I search for stuff all the time. It's much easier than trying to search individual vendor knowledge base sites for stuff directly. I've no problem doing so, you can't know absolutely everything :)

    That said, I gave a interviewee a little written test to do and caught him tapping away on his phone when I came to check on him. I'm not sure that's entirely acceptable!
     
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    Almost every day in one aspect or another mate.
     
  9. Apexes

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    Don't think there's ever a day i don't have some sort of issue to google
     
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    Yeah, he wouldnt get the job from that
     
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    I'd say it depends on whether you set out any rules beforehand, i.e. 'closed book' or not.
    If not then I'd say it's fair game, got to outline the boundaries ;)
     
  12. BB88

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    Very common in the IT workplace, nobody can know everything.
     
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    every. frickin. day.

    As others have said, you can't know everything.
     
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  14. EagerDinosaur

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    Google and the Internet in general has made me a much more productive developer. When I started in the early nineties, my main source of knowledge was a large, jealously-guarded bookcase full of manuals and programming books. Troubleshooting obscure problems could take weeks. Google replaces all that and is much faster. If I hit a problem, it's likely that someone else has already found a solution and written about it on the Internet. I think employers should be concerned if their staff don't use Google.
     

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