(My title is a bit facetious, since the answer is probably "it depends".)
I'm seeing a lot of questions like this:
- How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and experience? (It depends on who's reading.)
- Does putting LaTeX as a skill on my resume make me look too academic? (It depends on what you are applying for)
- Is loyalty (depth) or diverse experience (breadth) more important to a hiring manager? (it depends on the job)
I love this site already. Some have asked great, specific questions. But, I'm seeing a lot of these where many different answers are given, each with a different approach to the unknowns involved.
A while ago, Josh K on Programmers posted this answer to my concern about the 15-post CW conversion. My concerns were a bit out of place. I realized Josh was right, attracting that many answers is a sign that something isn't right about the question.
Are questions that leave open a lot of "it depends" unknowns bad? And, if they are bad, how do we define what is wrong with them and what do we do about it?