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To all people looking in New York City !

Agnes Hyndman
Greenhorn

Joined: May 21, 2002
Posts: 13
I would like to know if anybody out there would be interested in establishing a sort of "JAVA Job Seekers Support Group" for all those looking in NEW YORK CITY area. The purpose of this group would be to exchange job search tips and leads in order to help fellow JAVA programmers.
I thought about it long and hard and I came to the following conclusion: some of us are actually getting some job interviews - some interviews go better, some go not so good. So if you know for sure that the company will not hire you, why not share your "job lead" with other people looking ? What is not the right opportunity for you, may be a good opportunity for someone else - think about it.
Interested parties please reply to this posting and I'll set something up.
Mark Herschberg
Sheriff

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
Great idea!
You might be able to piggy back on JUG meetings, or Unemployment Office events.
I'll actually be in NYC from Aug 8 until sometime between the 14th or 21st. If you hold something then, I'll join you.
--Mark
Roseanne Zhang
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 14, 2000
Posts: 1953
Agnes
I thought about exact the same idea when our company shutdown last year, however, I found my job almost immediately. I practised this only once. Now, the job market is much worse than early last year. The idea will be a lot more useful, until you find a job, of course!
Keep it going, and let us know! Good luck to everybody!
Roseanne
Roseanne Zhang
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 14, 2000
Posts: 1953
It might become a unempoyed IT worker union. Wow, this could make recruiters out of business!
Unni Kuttan
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 12, 2002
Posts: 11
Good Idea. I am in NYC and jobless (hope not for long . Keep us posted.
Cheers
John Fontana
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 28, 2002
Posts: 235
Count me in! They say that 80% of jobs are found by networking, but how can I network when I'm writing code all day?
If you need a meeting place, there's a great smoker-friendly cafe in Astoria...


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Sean Sullivan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 09, 2001
Posts: 427
Join the NYJavaSIG
http://www.javasig.com/
John Fontana
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 28, 2002
Posts: 235
Originally posted by Sean Sullivan:
Join the NYJavaSIG
http://www.javasig.com/

I tried joining, but the form is getting a 404 error, and the email I sent came back to me as undeliverable...
Frances Cheung
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 09, 2002
Posts: 7
I like this idea. Count me in! I am in Northern NJ area, just across the Hudson River.
Frances
ersin eser
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 22, 2001
Posts: 1072
If I can be a help then count me in! ( Westfield NJ )
Jose Rodrigo
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 12, 2002
Posts: 1
You might be interested in this,Ohio jobs ? I am not sure if they are still hiring , just passing along a forwarded email that said they did. Hope this helps someone.
John Fontana
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 28, 2002
Posts: 235
Looks like the NYJavaSIG is either defunct, or they have all found jobs! So we should proceed on our own if we want to get this going.
OK, now, where do we start?
John Fontana
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 28, 2002
Posts: 235
Looks like the NYJavaSIG is up and running...let's get some Ranchers on there!
 
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