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RE: RE: Monk to Monk jobs

by davorg (Chancellor)
on Oct 24, 2000 at 15:55 UTC ( #38092=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: Monk to Monk jobs
in thread Monk to Monk jobs

Is it worth pointing out that your local Perl Mongers group would also be a good place to swap job requirements without recruiters getting involved?


"Perl makes the fun jobs fun
and the boring jobs bearable" - me

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RE: RE: RE: Monk to Monk jobs
by KM (Priest) on Oct 24, 2000 at 18:50 UTC
    There are also meta-job related lists hosted by the Perl Mongers at

    That said, I think a Job Section could be useful.. but, aside from those here who have jobs to post, I can see Recruiters cluttering up the section in some way. There are MANY sites which you can search for Perl related jobs. Monster, Brainbuzz, HotJobs, etc.. are good services which you can set up job 'agents' to go out and search for jobs with your given criteria. If you are truely on a hard-core job search, I would suggest using one of those (I did, and have a great new job).


      My experience with the "big boards" has not been so good. The problem is that they look for "perl related" jobs, not "perl jobs." So I will set up an agent and say (as best I can given the contraints) "ONLY PERL." What do I invariably get? Every job under the sun that has the word "perl" in it somewhere. I've seen Visual Basic jobs, sybase jobs, Win9x help desk jobs, and worse show up, just because someone added a phrase like "Knowledge of foo, bar, baz, and perl would be helpful" at the bottom of the job description. You'd think some of those sites could write a more intelligent filter.... :)

        My results with the Monster agent was pretty on target. The Brainbuzz one sucked, and HotJobs was OK. The agents use the same mechanisms as if you were to choose a geographical area and keyword(s) in the search boxes. I don't think I have come across many job ads which state "All Perl, all the time. All you would ever do is Perl". Most jobs want you to also know UNIX, Apache, C, shell, DB, etc... and state that.
        One good thing about the agents is that you do not have to go to the site every few days (or every day) and run the searches yourself.


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