Keepin' your head above water, Making a wave when you can. November 26, 2007 7:51 PM   Subscribe

Pony/suggestion - beef the Jobs subsection up with more job-related resources.

I have a serious interview this week, and my immediate reaction was to start scouring AskMe for past questions about job interviews to see if I could glean any good tips. So far I've found a wealth of knowledge that has been very helpful, and more importantly, original. The quality of the answers and suggestions for interviewing are way better than the usual crappy "5 things to eat for breakfast on interview day!" posts on sites like Monster.

I think it would be awesome if somehow this AskMe content (and maybe some job-related posts from the blue) could be incorporated into the Jobs subsection as a way to make it more of a job-seekers' resource, beyond the job posts themselves (none of which I would qualify for or, frankly, even understand). It's my understanding that with the Travel section, questions can be cross-posted from AskMe to the subsection. Any way to incorporate such a capability into Jobs?
posted by SassHat to Feature Requests at 7:51 PM (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

That sounds good, can you post the links here?

I could add a little sidebar section to the front of the jobs page for job-seekers with links to all the good questions.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:56 PM on November 26, 2007

Some kind of functionality for job-seekers would be a very welcome addition, too, I'd venture. Dear lordy, if I could get a good job back across the water somewhere, how quickly I'd leave behind a chicken-scented cloud of dust here in the land of the morning smog, probably.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:12 PM on November 26, 2007

I feel like a jerk just posting the links, but I guess the good news is that with the URLs all neatly labeled they don't need much explanation.

These ones were particularly useful to me:

And I thought these ones were also really interesting questions regarding specific interview circumstances (e.g. phone interviews, academic interviews, etc).

There are a ton more that would be good as well, these ones are only relating to interviewing. I'm sure that there are a lot of others out there that are equally interesting.
posted by SassHat at 8:23 PM on November 26, 2007

Sweet, I'll work on a sidebar tomorrow and just leave a link up at the end to suggest more resources for job seekers.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:14 PM on November 26, 2007

super cool idea, SassHat!
posted by donnagirl at 9:29 PM on November 26, 2007

Good job!


Seriously, though, good idea.

posted by cortex (staff) at 10:33 PM on November 26, 2007

/feeds Cortex a donut.
posted by SassHat at 5:26 AM on November 27, 2007

I agree, I would like to see much more going on at the job board in general. It has not attained critical mass yet.
posted by Mister_A at 6:52 AM on November 27, 2007

I'm opposed to this idea, as it may result in more people finding more jobs, and thereby improving their job satisfaction. Job satisfaction leads to lower levels of personal internet usage, resulting in a lower quantity and quality of posts to the various front-pages. It's the end of MeFi as we know it!

Proposed solution: post more well paying, but lousy jobs that offer a lot of unsupervised computer time.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:09 AM on November 27, 2007

Thanks Sasshat.
posted by Sailormom at 12:37 PM on November 27, 2007

That's OK, just continue to ignore me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:10 PM on November 27, 2007

Mom always liked you best.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:39 PM on November 27, 2007

Maybe at the bottom of the sidebar you could put a little: "Contact Us for useful additions."
posted by philomathoholic at 11:49 PM on November 27, 2007

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