[Melbourne-pm] RFC: Perl jobs mailing list guidelines and submission form
jarich at perltraining.com.au
Mon Aug 6 05:44:15 PDT 2007
Perl Training Australia has had a unused Jobs mailing list for a while now with
the bold intent of allowing all the businesses who contact us regarding Perl
consulting and jobs to have (moderated) access to past students of ours (opt-in)
and other interested people. But we've been busy and lazy and nothing has
happened. I anticipate that the list will receive in the order of 300
subscribers when we make it live.
Today I spent all day putting together a jobs submission page for businesses.
This was partially caused by Skud's "How not to write a Perl job" post and
the discussion we had while she was writting it, and also from yet another
request for Perl programmers.
I've taken Skud's, Ovid's, Adrian's and Joel Spolsky's advice, and
tried to make the potential employer answer all the questions I've ever have
about a job when I'm reading the advert. Still I've left lots of them optional
just in case they can't be bothered.
This isn't up for real yet. There's lots of work to be done, including
handle submissions. What I'm asking for right now is feedback. The jobs
submission page and guidelines can be found at:
* Would you use this form, or decide it was just too hard?
* Have I missed any really important questions?
* Have I missed any really important _options_ in my multi-option questions?
* Do you think I should change what is/isn't optional?
* Are there things you think I should leave out?
* What else should I be covering in the guidelines?
* Any other feedback.
_jobs.perl.org_. Before you ask, I just want to say that yes I'm very aware of
this wonderful service! Unfortunately there are a lot of Perl programmers in
Australia who are completely uninterested in being part of the Perl community.
Many of our students are in this category. While I expect that I can ask them
to let me subscribe them to our mailing list, I don't think I could ever get
them to subscribe to the jobs.perl.org list. My compromise is suggesting that
employers also submit their job to jobs.perl.org, hopefully we'll just help them
think a little about what they want to post first. :)
Thankyou in advance.
All the very best,
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