There was a post on Ruby Inside last week called How to Get a Job at a Top
Ruby Shop<http://www.rubyinside.com/how-to-get-a-job-at-a-top-ruby-shop-1618.html>.
Sort of a sensational title, but the content was pretty much what you're
asking about and what you should be working toward.  (You should read the
comments as well.)

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 7:10 PM, Zayd Connor <devrubygem / gmail.com> wrote:

> I guess I'm asking this question for all of the people that are new to
> programming and Ruby who would like to know this :) What does it take to
> get a job(entry level)after putting in hard work and dedication
> understand and programming in ruby? For the ones who are experience
> developers or managers, what type of skill set would you expect for
> someone to have as a beginner in order to be apart of your team? What
> responsibilities would that individual be given?
>
> Thanks
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