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I am new to this site, but not the forum format of the internet.

My question is rather simple.

Do any of you ever look at the job postings section of this website, or just ignore it due to the assumed flooding of that forum page by carelss, money grubbing recruiters and indian agencies???


if you are curious about myself, I posted on that job listings page, but its more about who I am than a job posting.
 
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Originally posted by Michael Malbin:

My question is rather simple.



That's a bit of a loaded question isn't Michael?
 
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I suppose, but I am avid politics forum user online, so my simple is never simple... but, do you have an opinion on it?

Personally, if I were a developer, I know how 99% of recruiters work, and would want nothing to do with them.
 
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Originally posted by Michael Malbin:
I suppose, but I am avid politics forum user online, so my simple is never simple... but, do you have an opinion on it?

Personally, if I were a developer, I know how 99% of recruiters work, and would want nothing to do with them.



alright, a fellow politcker.

some people don't mind recruiters. how many of those posted jobs are filled by people from this forum is very suspect though.

being that there are over one billion Indians and outsorcing by western countries, it's only natural to have many indian agencies posting here.




when i joined the forum a couple years ago i don't think the forum was like this, but now it sometimes feels like a bit of a spammer board for all things java. still useful for me though.

edit: i should note i don't consider it a serious place to look for jobs, nor do i really look there.
[ September 19, 2007: Message edited by: Michael Raymond Jr. ]
 
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I don't look there much because I'm not looking for a job. But now that I do look there, I see that the first 20 jobs are all in U.S. locations. So I'd have to agree that your reference to "indian agencies" is a bit tendentious.
 
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I think it's unusual for the forum to get as many posts as it got in the last couple of days. If you look at the time before that, it was more of a steady trickle than a flood. So I don't think your posts would generally be drowned out. It comes and goes with the flow of the economy, I suppose.

While many companies don't want to be contacted by recruiters, for applicants I think it generally works out well. If I were looking, that would be more of a plus than a minus. Assuming the applicant uses his own head, and doesn't believe everything either the recruiter or the company tells him ...
 
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I can't answer the question. it establishes two alternatives:

1) do you read it

2) do you ignore it because of recruiters and indian agencies.

There are other reasons why I (and others) don't read that forum, but we can't answer - you have locked us out of participating.
 
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The reason for which Javaranch is popular is because of its Java forums and forums of other related java api's and technologies.

Job forum aren't very popular I guess.I really do not think that someone would be visitng only the job posting forum of javaranch.

If I am looking for jobs then I would surely look into forums and portals specifically ment for this activity.
 
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I was thinking of working on developing a forum website like this, but generally for job posting only, but with the help of an almost 24/7 mod. to make sure only legit job postings remained up.

Do you all think that would go over well if maintained properly?
 
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What would this new forum bring to the table that the hundreds of existing job forums don't?
 
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Originally posted by Michael Malbin:
I was thinking of working on developing a forum website like this, but generally for job posting only, but with the help of an almost 24/7 mod. to make sure only legit job postings remained up.

Do you all think that would go over well if maintained properly?



i don't think it will work, because all people will do is bash the company that didn't hire them or the one that fired them flooing the forum with spiteful and slanderous posts.
 
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