[hackerspaces] Career Networking

Tim Saylor tim.saylor at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 21:35:11 CEST 2011

Same story at PS:One.

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Nathaniel Bezanson <myself at telcodata.us>wrote:

> On the i3detroit-public list, we get occasional job postings (and plenty
> of job-related spam that hits the mod queue), and that's tacitly
> encouraged. For a while, there was enough such traffic that people
> discussed forking it off into its own list. But that's died down, and
> really, very little came of it in the first place.
> All the actual job-getting I can think of (ten individuals, off the top of
> my head) has happened through in-person and word-of-mouth contact at the
> space itself. Email is worth very little, but the actually meeting a
> competent person and then finding out they're looking? That makes things
> happen.
> The number of i3'ers landing jobs because of such connections has become a
> bit of a joke, and last I heard, there was at least one journalist working
> on a story about the phenomenon. If anything ever comes of that, I'll
> suggest this list as a way to connect with other groups and individuals
> who may have anecdotes to share.
> As to the original question about networking? I'm gonna advocate the
> in-person approach. If I moved to a new city and wanted a job there, I'd
> start by hanging out at the local hackerspace(s) a fair bit, contributing
> what I could, and then mentioning that I was looking.
> -Nathaniel-
> > One idea I think we might adopt is to put an Employers link on our
> webpage
> > with information stating that we have a broad talent pool and can connect
> > to
> > potential employees. Basically allow job postings on our mailing list.
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