Re: job openings - to list or not to list

Subject: Re: job openings - to list or not to list
From: Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 1996 16:43:00 -0600

Among other staements on this subject, we've seen:

>No recruiters allowed.

I must agree in the strongest terms with both Thom and Paul.

I thought I'd chime in with another note on this topic, only having to do
not so much with what's posted as with what's read.

This list is quite busy, hence I (and quite probably many others here) have
a very strict habit about what we read. I can tell you right now, if you're
posting job openings on this list, you're probably not reaching me. (If
you're a list member posting, you probably don't care. OTOH, if you're
recruiter, you might care about the reduction in your audience.)

If it's a job posting, and it's being posted by someone I recognize and
trust from prior posts to the list (on almost any topic) I'll *possibly*
read it (like anyone else, I enjoy working with Good People). Any other
job/contract posts head for the bit bucket as fast as I can delete them.
This automatically excludes all recruiters (as they probably haven't posted
anything intelligent to this list -- no offense meant, they're recruiters,
not writers; I'm sure if the subject was recruiting, they could come up
with many worthwhile posts) and a finite (though, for the sake of our mail
gateway, unspecified) percentage of "real" listmembers.

(I should also note that this isn't necessarily because I love my job and
my company -- though, of course, I do ;{>} -- so much that I wouldn't even
consider any other place of employment. It's because, like with so many
other big companies, outgoing email is subject to monitoring and I'd be too
big a fool for *anyone* to hire if I carried on a job search under those
conditions. I'd do that from another account, and my other accounts don't
get techwr-l.)

So, since I (and probably many others out there) aren't reading their
posts, I'd suggest it would be in the recruiters' best interests not to
waste their time with posts to this list.

BTW, if the unfortunate recruiter's name *does* stick with me from posts on
this list, it'll probably be as someone too clueless for me to rely on,
anyway. Sorry, but that's my opinion (not to be confused with fact).

Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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