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RE: RE: RE: Monk to Monk jobs

by KM (Priest)
on Oct 24, 2000 at 18:50 UTC ( #38123=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

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).


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RE: RE: RE: RE: Monk to Monk jobs
by turnstep (Parson) on Oct 25, 2000 at 19:45 UTC

    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.


        <horse status=dead action=beat topic=sucky_recruiters>

        My problem with all of those boards (Monster, Dice, HotJobs, etc.) is that the vast majority of jobs listed are by recruiters. I used to think that by going out of my way to be active rather than reactive in terms of looking for a new job, I could avoid the need for having to work with headhunters. But apparently most companies don't even both to post their jobs, they just farm everything out to the staffing agencies. (/me scratches his head trying to think of a new synonym...)

        Also, I've found that most of those site, especially HotJobs, are spamhavens from hell. I've had my resume offline for months and I still get stuff that came from there. Bleah.



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