[Baypiggies] [RECRUITER] Finding work

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Thu May 21 06:01:35 CEST 2009

Aahz suggested that people who wish to post their resume to the list
put [RESUME] in the subject line.  Sounds fine to me.

Best Regards,

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Shannon -jj Behrens <jjinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Elan <elan.martinez at gmail.com> wrote:
>> <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote: "companies aren't always advertising all their
>> jobs.  Beyond that, I think you need to figure out which companies use
>> Python and apply to them directly regardless of whether they're
>> advertising (I haven't quite gotten to that stage, but it's my next
>> step)."
>> Aahz, you are absolutely correct with this.  Many companies don't advertise
>> some/all/any of their available jobs.  This due to various reasons including
>> startups in "stealth mode" who don't want to widely publicize their
>> existence except through very targeted solicitations, or smaller companies
>> who don't have an internal HR or Recruiting team and who leave it up to
>> their very busy managers to get  job descriptions written and posted on the
>> careers site, or even larger companies that are constantly hiring the same
>> skill sets and so keep cycling the same job descriptions regardless or
>> whether or not the jobs are actually "active"... to name just a few reasons
>> jobs aren't always publicized or kept up to date.
>> So I am a recruiter (who has connected with and established relationships
>> with a few members here at BayPiggies) and I've adhered to the guidlines of
>> not posting any jobs here without first discussing with the moderator (which
>> I haven't even done to date mostly because I haven't thought of this forum
>> as a job marketing tool) and of course I wouldn't dream of posting unless I
>> was directly representing the company:-)... So in the spirit of community I
>> would like to suggest that perhaps we start a discussion thread where we
>> help fellow members of this forum who are actively researching new job
>> opportunities by providing information/intelligence/insight/etc. about any
>> Bay Area companies who widely use Python and who we know are hiring or who
>> have been hiring python developers.
>> If what Ive suggested is amenable to the Moderator and if it hasn't already
>> been done, then I would be happy to start the thread by providing the names
>> of 2-3 companies who I know are hiring or who have recently been hiring
>> python engineers, including a brief overview of the company and also the
>> best course of contact at the company for any interested parties.   It's a
>> tight market out there, let's embrace the spirit of community, and share
>> information that may more readily benefit someone else.   C'mon recruiters
>> too!  Karma isn't just a bunch of hooey.
>> Moderator? It's your call.  Assuming you give the go-ahead, I'll suggest the
>> following format:
>> -Company Name
>> -website if any
>> -location
>> -Brief overview of the company or as much info as can be divulged if it's in
>> "stealth"
>> -Known relevant jobs
>> -Best suggested contact (please only provide specific contact details if you
>> have that person's expressed consent to post his/her info, otherwise point
>> to generic job seekers email contact)
>> Cheers,
>> Elan
> Elan, thanks for following the rules.
> <moderator hat on>
> Ok, I know that a lot of people are struggling to find work, so I'm
> going to make a one time exception.
>  * Recruiters may reply to this thread (note, that "[RECRUITER]" is in
> the subject).  Recruiters may *not* post job listings that are out of
> the area unless telecommuting is an option.  I'm sure there are other
> ways in which this allowance can be abused--please don't.
>  * People looking for work can write a short email describing what
> they are looking for along with a link to their resume.
> This is not a permanent change to our policies.  Rather, this is a
> short window in order to serve our members.  After all, this list
> exists to serve its members--specifically the ones who code in Python
> ;)
> If it gets out of hand, I reserve the right to ask everyone to stop the thread.
> I'm sorry to be so draconian, but if I don't enforce the rules to the
> best of my ability, I'll get an earful from the other members ;)
> If you have any complaints: a) I suggest you setup an email filter to
> filter out these messages b) send me email with complaints privately.
> </moderator hat on>
> Best Regards,
> -jj
> --
> In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things
> with great love. -- Mother Teresa
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In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things
with great love. -- Mother Teresa

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