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Los Angeles job hunt tips?

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    JohnAskew

    Can someone from Los Angeles recommend to me the best route for finding contract work in NW LA metro area?

    Currently making using dice dot com, of course, but I believe handing my resume/CV to a recruiter in the area is warranted, since I'll be moving from out of state. Any recommendations from satisfied coders? - hoping the spam gates aren't opened -

    Thanks.

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    cbae

    Trying to get out of escape the South? Smiley

    Dice is a good resource. You might also check out Craigslist.

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    JohnAskew

    Oh, yeah, Craigslist. Hopefully more than programming in a van down by the river. Wink

    Dice, yep.

    Just wanted to know if someone here has a worthy recruiter friend to recommend...

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    ZippyV

    I have 5 invitations for http://careers.stackoverflow.com if you want one.

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    Harlequin

    , ZippyV wrote

    I have 5 invitations for http://careers.stackoverflow.com if you want one.

    Can't you just click on one of the 15 Careers banners that flood every page of StackOverflow? =)

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    magicalclick

    ny reason why there? Because it is more of media industry than computer.A

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    ZippyV

    , Harlequin wrote

    *snip*

    Can't you just click on one of the 15 Careers banners that flood every page of StackOverflow? =)

    Creating a Careers 2.0 profile is completely free, but invitation-only.

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    JohnAskew

    , magicalclick wrote

    ny reason why there? Because it is more of media industry than computer.A

    Why move to LA?

    My 17 year old son is a musician and is ready to swim in the deep end.  (...more later... where's Jamie?)

    I've always wanted to work and live in SOCAL, it will suit me much better than where my kids have been raised.

     

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    JohnAskew

    , ZippyV wrote

    I have 5 invitations for http://careers.stackoverflow.com if you want one.

    What is it? Must be another job search engine?

    EDIT: ah, yes, it is.

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    ZippyV

    @JohnAskew: It's just for programmers. An account with a decent score on SO is recommended.

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    figuerres

    , JohnAskew wrote

    Oh, yeah, Craigslist. Hopefully more than programming in a van down by the river. Wink

    Dice, yep.

    Just wanted to know if someone here has a worthy recruiter friend to recommend...

    do not be to sure that craigslist is junk....    our company has found better candidates there than from some of the job sites.

    someone we interviewed from our craigslist add thought we were a scam or something and he is now very happy with his fulltime role in our company.

    you never know .... till you check it out.

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    ScanIAm

    , ZippyV wrote

    @JohnAskew: It's just for programmers. An account with a decent score on SO is recommended.

    I've only known one person in real life who had any kind of significant score on stack overflow. He was a worthless developer because he spent all day f*cking around on SO.

    We were quite happy to get rid of him when possible and spent a good deal of time fixing the atrociousness that he called code.

    Those who can, do...those who can't spend all day on stackexchange.

     

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    Sven Groot

    , ScanIAm wrote

    Those who can, do...those who can't spend all day on stackexchange. 

    I find it's impossible to get a decent score on StackOverflow anyway, because every single question will get answered by Jon Skeet. Every. Single. One. Wink

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    JohnAskew

    @PauwelsConsulting: Thank you for reaching out.

    I'm afraid I've violated forum policy and I've made it my personal job search board.

    I should never have done that, I'm sorry. Sophie it is not your fault, it is mine.

    Please accept my apology, niner's. I mean well....  Perplexed

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    Harlequin

    So what is http://careers.stackoverflow.com/? Is it a beta or something? Is the invite so you can personally make your own "résumé" page?

    I'd forward this to my HR, as we're starving to find people in Vancouver...but not sure what the site is, or it's goal.

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    evildictait​or

    , Harlequin wrote

    So what is http://careers.stackoverflow.com/? Is it a beta or something? Is the invite so you can personally make your own "résumé" page?

    I'd forward this to my HR, as we're starving to find people in Vancouver...but not sure what the site is, or it's goal.

    Vancouver != Los Angeles.

    And if you're struggling to find people in Vancouver, then frankly that's because everyone in Vancouver who's the least bit good at coding has been sucked into the black-hole of computing that is about 20 minutes by car and across the border to the south.

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    ZippyV

    , Harlequin wrote

    So what is http://careers.stackoverflow.com/? Is it a beta or something? Is the invite so you can personally make your own "résumé" page?

    I'd forward this to my HR, as we're starving to find people in Vancouver...but not sure what the site is, or it's goal.

    Programmers need an invite to create their profile but the profile is made for programmers: they can connect it to the SO site, select their best answers, link to open source projects they participate in, link to blog posts/articles they've written and list books they have read/written.

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    blowdart

    , evildictait​or wrote

    *snip*

    Vancouver != Los Angeles.

    And if you're struggling to find people in Vancouver, then frankly that's because everyone in Vancouver who's the least bit good at coding has been sucked into the black-hole of computing that is about 20 minutes by car and across the border to the south.

    It's a bit more than 20 minutes.

     

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