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Re^4: Job Posting Section?

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Jul 16, 2004 at 15:37 UTC ( #375030=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Job Posting Section?
in thread Job Posting Section?

Because jobs.perl.org does not allow job hunters to post resumes.

Ah. I see. I didn't understand that was what you were after. Sorry.

It is on the 'not so soonish' todo list. Might be worth volunteering to help implement if you think it worthwhile functionality.

That said when I've been on the employer side of the fence I've yet to meet anybody who actually uses these sort of service.

Most employers/job hunters already look at several websites.

Yup - and this sucks.

The more places people have to visit the more time and effort is wasted, and the more likely it is that people will miss a site. IMHO it would be a much better idea to encourage jobs.perl.org to become the place you go for Perl jobs.

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Re^5: Job Posting Section?
by jacques (Priest) on Jul 16, 2004 at 17:31 UTC
    Might be worth volunteering to help implement if you think it worthwhile functionality.

    Why volunteer when I can just use the following websites which have this functionality?:

    • Monster.com
    • ComputerJobs.com
    • Dice.com
    • HotJobs.com
    I could list many more. Apparently, they view the functionality as "worthwhile," as do the plethora of job seekers and employers who use the service every day.
      Why volunteer when I can just use the following websites which have this functionality?:

      Good question :-) I wouldn't either.

      I read your post as "stuff that jobs.perl.org should have". My bad.

      Apparently, they view the functionality as "worthwhile," as do the plethora of job seekers and employers who use the service every day

      I'm not trying to say that CV uploads are worthless! Just that, in my experience, employers don't use them.

      The job sites love them since they get tons of demographic info that they can resell, have the opportunity to up-sell their users to training, etc. (Having done some usability work for a certain large job site this was explained to me in excruciating detail :-)

      Users like having CV management services.

      Agents love being able to buy and search bulk lists.

      Employers? Nope. YMMV.

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