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Old 11-28-2007
Suggested venues to look for advanced C programmers

Can someone suggest any online venues to assist in recruiting a senior C programmer (looking for someone interested in working on kerberos code).

I've tried a bunch of the open source and higher ed lists (this is for Univ. of Michigan). The commercial services such as Dice or monster yield a ton of resumes without any programming experience.

Please note I'm NOT a recruiter or a solictor (not violating rule #7) and I'm not ACTUALLY asking folks to contact me about a job (or giving any significant deal on the job). I'm just asking where to post the find people like that.
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Old 11-29-2007
Hmmm... personally I guess that I see no reason to disallow this this question. I'm swayed in part by the fact that you actually read the rules. But this is a bit borderline and I also won't overrule any other mod who closes the thread.

Any place you go there is going to be a lot a chaff and only a little wheat. My resume is currently on monster and I have decades of C programming experience. Neo has been suggesting LinkedIn and there is an invite in the Members Only Forum to join a LinkedIn Unix Group. I have never tried it, but maybe that is worth a shot. But I have to say that (almost) every time I have been involved in hiring someone we always got a ton of resumes and we had to sift through them all.

Also kerberos woulda been cool 15 or 20 years ago or so. Don't expect senior c programmers to fight over an opportunity to port or maintain very old code. Also, no offense intended, but maybe a different user name would help a little bit...
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Old 11-29-2007
I've posted a request on linkedin (is there a pointer to getting an invite to the members only forum on linkedin?)

I'm a bit dismayed as I'm NOT getting my usual flood of resumes and those I'm getting have zero C experience. It's a solid job in a good area with challenges and good benefits so I'm unsure what's going on.

The nick is a variation on my name, hopefully folks have a sense of humor (although I don't use it on more professional sites). Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-29-2007
Originally Posted by painman
I've posted a request on linkedin (is there a pointer to getting an invite to the members only forum on linkedin?)
The members only forum is a forum on this site. It's located very close to this forum. It only has a single thread at present. Read that thread.
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Old 11-29-2007
As Perderabo suggests, LinkedIn is a good way to search for jobs. There is a job part of the site and you can search and find UNIX/C positions.

You can also post in the Q&A section on LinkedIn and let folks know you are available.
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Old 11-29-2007
FYI, we are considering expand the forums to include a job board to help out folks looking for jobs.

If anyone has time to visit Forum - The Official vBulletin Resource! and find a plugin for vB we can use as a job forum, and you find one that looks cool, please let us know.

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Old 11-30-2007
Originally Posted by Neo
FYI, we are considering expand the forums to include a job board to help out folks looking for jobs.
Maybe i do not get the point, but: why not just simply create two new boards ("Jobs searching for people" and "People searching for jobs") in the ACP? What do you need a plugin for?

As a more general remark, do you think the moderators will be able to handle all the BS which is likely to pop up there? In places where membership doesn't cost any money the creeps ("Make 100000 a month!" [yes, yes]) are in the vast majority over the serious offers (the ones which will NOT require one to buy something, send mass-email to ones friends, etc.).

And this is just the nonsense expected to come up in the "offers"-part. In the "takers"-part you are likely to see 18-year-olds with a highscore in some Ego-Shooter thinking they are now computer experts because of this accomplishment and are really deserving to earn 200k per year as senior chief architect of software engineering.

Another point is the international orientation of this board: it is not very likely that a New Zealand company pays for the absolutely fitting expert from Italy, even if they might find him here.

I don't want to make your idea look bad (in fact i'd be glad to see it working), but these are obstacles to be overcome IMHO.

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