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Subject:Re: job openings - to list or not to list From:Sarah Lee Bihlmayer <sarahlee -at- CONTENTMANAGE -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 9 Aug 1996 13:46:11 -0700
Paul Nagai writes:
>>Thom suggested the following guidelines:
>>o One position per note - or a group of positions, ...
>>o Location (state) and type of job in subject line ...
>>o Specific location information in body of note ...
>>o Essential information only ...
>>o E-mail address - if possible - in the note ...
>These are all good guidelines and I agree with them. The most important, I
>think, is the job type and location in the subject line. Indeed, the subject
>line should begin with JOB:. This will allow sorting, filtering, etc.
>I would suggest the following additional guidelines:
>Job listings should only be posted once. Repeat postings should be banned.
>No recruiters allowed. If recruiters are allowed to post to techwr-l,
>signal/noise will plummet. Check out the DAILY postings of some of the
>recruiting agencies in ba.jobs.* to get a feel for the sort of posting
>volume with which we could be deluged. Actually, I don't think this should
>be a guideline, this should be an absolute restriction.
I must agree in the strongest terms with both Thom and Paul. There are
numerous forums where recruiting firms can post their listings; Usenet has
many job-listing-specific newsgroups in other regions outside the Bay Area,
not to mention several that cover the entire country. In addition, there
are several nationwide BBS systems such as DICE that are for recruiters
only, and the STC has a growing number of regional job-leads e-mail
distribution lists which are open to recruiters (including the Bay Area
list). I think TECHWR-L can be a very good place to post occasional direct
job leads, but an ongoing high volume of recruiting-firm leads would be
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