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Careers section?

by bofh_of_oz (Hermit)
on Oct 05, 2005 at 19:54 UTC ( #497720=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hello to all the esteemed monks,

The other day I was thinking how I used my coding examples to impress my current employer. Then I remembered ocassionally seeing job related posts here in PM, and that made me think: "Hmm, it might be a good idea to actually have a section in PM where monks could post their resumes/self-descriptions so that potential employers could come and look and maybe offer positions."

Does anyone else think it might be a good idea (or doable at all)?

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it...

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Re: Careers section?
by Tanktalus (Canon) on Oct 05, 2005 at 20:39 UTC

    It's called your home node. You can put whatever description of yourself that you want. I believe dragonchild's home node lists people who are interested in contract work, he may link to you if that's what you're after.

    A section such as you propose needs to be well thought out, and it needs to be worth doing. I'll disagree with cchampion that it's a bad idea - but I would say it's probably impractical on two levels: a) you need to be able to delete your own posts (job filled/no longer seeking employment) which PM currently doesn't easily allow, and b) overlaps with other affiliated sites (, as already mentioned). More work than necessary, not much gain for the community.

Re: Careers section?
by cchampion (Curate) on Oct 05, 2005 at 20:10 UTC
Re: Careers section?
by japhy (Canon) on Oct 05, 2005 at 20:06 UTC
    This is not the place. is the place.

    Jeff japhy Pinyan, P.L., P.M., P.O.D, X.S.: Perl, regex, and perl hacker
    How can we ever be the sold short or the cheated, we who for every service have long ago been overpaid? ~~ Meister Eckhart

      Sure but that's not what the OP asked. You can't post resumes on Though I agree with the general point--this is not a jobs site--I liked Tanktalus's answer below.

Re: Careers section?
by terra incognita (Pilgrim) on Oct 05, 2005 at 20:15 UTC
    I am not sure how others feel but I have a real reluctance to post any personal information on the web. So the resume feature wouldn't do anything for me. As for the job search I have always found to be a good site to look at.
Re: Careers section?
by bofh_of_oz (Hermit) on Oct 06, 2005 at 13:35 UTC
    Ok, Ok, I get the drift...

    Oh, and thanks for the info about - I didn't know about it. Since that exists, my suggestion does seem kinda redundant...

    An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it...

Re: Careers section?
by blazar (Canon) on Oct 06, 2005 at 08:30 UTC
    Why don't you just put any {resume,descriprion} in your home node, along with whatever else you may like? Some people already do.

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