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Re: [webdesign-18] Job/talent board site

From: Jason L.
Sent on: Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:05 PM
I can perhaps offer a different perspective because I'm not a web guy but instead a small business owner who is currently looking for someone to develop a site.

I personally wouldn't use craigslist because it's hard to find what you're looking for and ads posted last month - which are still relevant - can be lost on page 2 or 3.

I think it's a great idea to have a Denver only bulletin board. I'd model it after guru.com.

As I start my search for someone to develop my site, I'm stuck looking on guru.com or doing random searches which often lead to pages and pages of useless links.

Just my two cent. It would be a heck of alot easier for me if there was a single site where all web developers and all who need web developers could meet.

Jason


Scott Reynen <[address removed]> wrote:
On Oct 21, 2007, at 11:37 AM, Yong Bakos wrote:

> There may be far simpler alternatives to solve what you're trying
> to do.

The main thing we're trying to do is make it easier to match up
talent to jobs in Denver. But participation in a collaborative
project with several other web geeks is also a valuable experience in
itself, as anyone who has been through a BarCamp hack-a-thon or
Startup Weekend will affirm.

> What's wrong w/ using craigslist, and prefixing the job post with
> something like "DWDM: " ?

That's a good question, but the implied answer of "nothing" is
apparently incorrect. Several of us have used Craigslist and found
it lacking. How exactly it's lacking, and how we can best address
these problems is something we'll need to discuss in more depth.

I personally find Craigslist is too anonymous and private for the
type of communication I'd like to establish with potential employees
and employers. I shouldn't need to have essentially the same
discussion ten times with ten different people, and that's the
communication model Craiglist, and most other job boards, seems to
encourage. But I'm sure others have different issues, which we'll
need to discuss and establish common goals.

> Or creating your own google/yahoo group, and posting things there?

Again, that's been tried and found lacking. As a local web
professional, this is as much to help you as anyone else. So I'd
encourage you to think of it as "our" rather than "your."

> Also, don't build a job board from the ground up -- try jobcoin or
> jobamatic.

Those are certainly options, and it was presumptuous to decide a new
website is the best solution to this problem. But it would be
equally presumptuous to decide an existing tool is the best solution
before we discuss and clarify the problem. I hope you'll participate
in that discussion.

Peace,
Scott




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