Good job boards?
OK, one last thread from Poor poor me and this account is retired. Promise.
Poor, poor me.
I still get the occasional good posting on www.craigslist.com -- there are a couple of localized SoCal subsites.
monster.com may get you some calls from recuiters. Other than that, I think you need to learn to market yourself on the small scale. My experience with any kind of mass-market job search (boards, classifieds, recruiters) is that you're bottom-feeding.
Yeah, Philo, I've gotten most of my best jobs (mainly consulting) through friends and ex-coworkers as well. Problem is, most of my friends are afraid of being laid off themselves now. I hit the personal networking opportunities 3 months ago, it's a dead end. There are consultants I know who are much better than I who are working 6 months out of the year, if they're lucky. I'm in a couple professional societies (802.11b and Linux), everyone in those have their resumes handy.
Poor Poor Me.
PPM, don't waste time on sites used by recruiters. They are a false plank of hope and do not work in your interests. You need to do the hard work yourself to find a new job.
If you're okay with consulting, then the best way to find work is to make yourself a job. Find an agreeable CIO or CEO and convince him that he needs your services.
I have a free job engine on my web site (javadesk.com)
Evgeny Gesin /Javadesk/
check this out: http://www.rssjobs.com
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