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Re: AJUG Jobs in ghost town usa?
I did myself a favor and took a look at the other job posting sites. I searched on all Atlanta area jobs for the keywords Java and J2EE then counted the postings that were over 3 months old. Here are the results;
WEBsite.........Java....J2EE...3 Months Old
The reason I liked the AJUG job postings is that it showed initiative. Meaning to post companies had to seek out the local Java user group which, in my opinion, shows more effort than most companies.
You mentioned “why would they not pay $500 to post on AJUG?” umm... try number of hits per day? This whole idea of paying wouldn't happen to be your idea would it?
On Thu, 09 August 2001, Benjamin Sabrin wrote:
> Do yourself a favor and look on Hotjobs, Computerjobs, Monster, etc. and see how many Java jobs there are in Atlanta right now. The answer to that question is not many. If a company is willing to pay to post on those sites, why would they not pay $500 to post on AJUG? However, the truth of the matter is that there are not many companies hiring Java
> programmers in Atlanta right now. Ask some of the people that have been out there interviewing, how many offers are you getting? I am guessing maybe one or two. Where last year you could get 5 in a three day period. That should change in the fourth quarter or beginning of next year, but will never get to where is used to be. Personally, I do not
> think charging or not charging has much to do with the amount of jobs being posted. If you remember the jobs posted in the past, most were from recruiters not the companies doing the hiring. Also, most were with dot coms, which are now out of business. One last point is this, most companies hiring right now are looking for something very specific.
> With that being said, they do not want to be overwhelmed with resumes of people not qualified for the position.
> Ben Sabrin
> Vice President of AJUG
> email@example.com wrote:
> > What happened to the ‘AJUG Jobs’? In the past I would scan the postings to keep a pulse on the Atl. job market. Ever since someone had the bright idea to charge for the service it has become less of a service and more of a ghost town. I imagine practically nobody even bothers looking at the 4 job postings with the majority being over 3 months old.
> > Why not remove the posting fee since it’s obviously not a revenue generator and bring the jobs posting back to the AJUG members? I would be willing to bet that in today’s economical times there are a number of AJUG members who could really use some job leads.