I'm a developer who has worked mainly in Java in back-end software. I've recently sent an email to a software company which is working on a web-based product I'm really interested in working with along with my CV. The person who responded mentioned that I didn't list PHP in my CV which he said they use heavily and that I should get back to him if I have a lot of experience with PHP.
I don't see a new language as a barrier for me not to be able to do a job. I've worked in several projects where I had to learn a new language/framework on the job and I where I believe I produced good results. I believe my strength lies in my problem solving abilities rather than my Java language skill, isn't this what is more important for a developer?
My question is how do I respond? Do I tell him this? Or do I just let the job go and look for something else?