how did you find your current job?
Nepotism! It's the only way to job hunt.
Campus Comp. Sci. department mailing list. My employer is about 1 mile from where I graduated.
Myron A. Semack
J/K -- it was a flattering recommendation from a friend on the inside (that's not true nepotism, is it?).
They were next door to the pub.
monster/dice (not sure which of the two the recruiter saw me on, but those were the only places I posted)
- former car owner in Queens
A friend of my mom works here.
University web site. I looked because I was already taking classes here, and one of the job benefits was free tuition.
1. Went to the website of a company I wanted to work for, searched their job database.
Friend of a friend of a former coworker.
Saw an add in hotjobs.ca and phoned the company to inquire. Got an interview and the job shortly thereafter.
name withheld out of cowardice
A friend got me in the door. Then standard interviews followed by 90 days of hard work and nail-biting.
A friend told me about this job, I now work for a former co-worker. Hopefully I'll be starting a new job in a few weeks, got that from a former boss (I'll be working for him again).
I have my CV posted on the internet along with a friendly mobile number.
Ignore my ignorance
Ad in the newspaper. Actually every job I've ever gotten has been from just answering an ad in the paper and sending in a resume.
started by own business :)
I got the interview selling Programming Internet Email--if you can believe it. I was having a boring day so I approached a guy in the computer book section of a super bookstore where I first worked when I moved to Toronto. Chatted up a storm about it and ended up working on one of the largest online CRM/marketing campaigns the world's ever seen.
I drove by and said "Hey a software company, I should go work there" (this is while moving my, now wife, down here)....
I posted my resume to a local technology site (http://www.pghtech.org/) and the company requested more information and eventually hired me.
I got my current job just by thinking that it was a company where I wanted to work. No vacancy, just a matter of the right time... I'm still surprised ;-)
Someone found the resume I'd posted on my website and wanted me to work for him. I couldn't at the time (already had two jobs, and was in college), but he referred me to the president of where I currently work. I got an internship, and now work here full time.
I saw the posting on monster. About the same time four recruiters from four companies emailed me about the position. I got absolutely no traction from them. About a month later the same position was STILL on monster and I got a couple more recruiter emails. I chased one of the recruiters down and hounded her into submitting me for the position. She finally got me the interview and the rest is history ...
I "followed" a collegue from one company to another more attractive company.
I posted a resume to craigslist. Got "interviewed" on
My husband's group needed a part time person with my skills, I was between contracts. Benefit for them is that when we travel on site (the office is across the country), they only have to pay for one hotel room and rental car!
I worked at the company as an intern in college and was hired after graduation.
Job board at uni.
From a touch screen in a social security office - the only time I went in and the only job I applied for after being laid off.
Jack of all
A recruiter who had my resume circa 1998 emailed me last December.
fool for python
I started the company and then hired myself.
Last job I got, I compiled a list of companies checked their websites for jobs. Those with Job's I sent a taylored CV to, those that did not I sent a general CV to. That was in 1999, it has not worked in 2003 :(
A friend of my wife's works there.
Aaron F Stanton
Answered a newspaper ad. The position ended up being rather different than I expected, but I'm still here.
monster.com, consultaning company found my resume. I was a perfect fit for the position and had a great interview. worked a contract then went "perm" when the contract ended.
michael sica (michaelsica.com)
It was year 2000...
9 easy steps
By being a wargamer.
> Writing a Yacc-based compiler that produces the stored SQL to produce LaTeX reports from a Postgres database.
My last 4 contracts since 2001 were obtained by sticking my resume on Dice and Monster and getting calls from recruiters.
45 responses, and almost every one was on topic. That's certainly a personal best for me, if not a board record.
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