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Jeanne Boyarsky
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While I'm not looking for a job, I clicked on the form to see what info you ask for. The promo got me curious.

I like that job seekers can list skills without it being a long drawn out process. Which question do you think is most interesting on the sign up form?


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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:I like that job seekers can list skills without it being a long drawn out process. Which question do you think is most interesting on the sign up form?


Jeanne, excellent question. I'd love to learn what CodeRanchers think.

From my perspective, the most important field is the "dream job" requirements, in which developers say what the minimum an employer has to offer them in order to contact them -- interesting work, higher salary, whatever.

Most good developers are already employed. They don't need a new job. But they'll move for a dream job.

Employers know that they should only bother reaching out to the developer if they can offer what he or she demands. (At the same time, developers don't as for too much, because they do want to get offers.)


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Josh Fox
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:While I'm not looking for a job, I clicked on the form to see what info you ask for. The promo got me curious.

I like that job seekers can list skills without it being a long drawn out process..


Jeanne, glad you like the form. Yes, we built it for people who have the "Itch" to find a new job.

For those who don't know whether they have the Itch, I suggest our fun quiz on the FiveYearItch homepage. It asks some offbeat questions to help you figure out whether you're sitting pretty or going crazy in your current job.
Amy Savage
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Josh Fox wrote:fun quiz on the FiveYearItch homepage. It asks some offbeat questions


Loved the quiz!

I wish employers and employees would just put their cards on the table. If you're not desparate for a job, you want to get straight to the point. At least your site is making a step in that direction.
 
 
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