Sneak Peek at a new feature. Looking for work? Post your job availability at Jobs.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 4:09 PM (107 comments total)
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So we're rolling out an often requested feature that was mentioned in the last podcast as well: Job Availability.
It works like this:
- You make a short title summing up your dream job, there's a description that is somewhat like a cover letter where you talk about your expertise (maybe link to your resume instead of reposting it there), say how to contact you and if you're willing to relocate. You can pick one major job category
that represents your main focus (if you're an expert in several areas, pick tags to match and describe your other areas of expertise in the description area).
- We'll be adding a categorized list of available for work mefites to the front page alongside the current jobs.
- Category pages and tag pages will show a 50/50 layout of jobs on the left, available members on the right.
- Pages describing an individual job will show a sidebar of people listed as available in that same job category, so hopefully the people posting jobs as well as people also hiring in that field can more easily find available members.
- You can only have one active job availability posting at any one time. You can remove your posting at any time (like if you get a job) and you can relist yourself later on with a new posting.
Sound good? Here's the posting page for listing your availability
(we're building this as we go, so it might be a few days before all these features are done rolling out)