• Chronomium (unregistered)

    It'd be interesting to hear how these companies feel about partnering with a site that has such a...less-than-glamourous name.

  • (nodebb)

    Am I to presume from a quick scan of the first page that this is US only?

  • (nodebb)

    .. certainly doesn't have anything in my area, even though it's offered part-way through the forms.

  • J. (unregistered)

    I don't get it.

    How does "flipping the script" save us from "PHBs ready to micromanage even if they haven’t a clue what they’re doing" and "employers that can make a terrible job sound really great for the duration of the interview process"?

    Besides, isn't this what LinkedIn is anyway? Post your work experience and get bombarded by recruiters looking for an easy commission for offering you the job you already have, at another company.

  • verisimilidude (unregistered)

    What? No cornify link? And hopefully these people would screen out the company in Snoofle's article.

  • Appalled (unregistered)

    Advertising??????????????? That's it. I'm freaking done with this site. Where can I locate BlakeyRat and join his crew?

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered)

    [quote]Fayetteville, AK[quote] So how's the weather in Alaska this time of year?

    (I think you meant AR.)

  • (nodebb) in reply to Appalled

    i think he's gone...

  • (nodebb)

    Gotta Love it....

    "Application error "

    "An error occurred in the application and your page could not be served. If you are the application owner, check your logs for details."

  • J. Random PMP (unregistered)

    So these "17 major cities" likely means that those of us who live in "flyover country" need not apply, I take it.

  • J. Random PMP (unregistered)

    We don’t currently have opportunities in:


    We’ll email you when we have availability.

  • dan (unregistered)


    7 of their 17 cities are international.


  • From the country of Hesse (unregistered)

    Algorithmic matching Our machine-learning algorithms take the guesswork out of finding the right fit, and make smarter matches over time.

    Shudder. Doesn't this sound like a dating site?

  • Greg (unregistered)

    Only 17 cities? Unless you happen to live in or near one of them, the commute might take a while...

  • (nodebb)
    Only 17 cities? Unless you happen to live in or near one of them, the commute might take a while...

    4 hours each way for me.

    And I live on an island.

  • (nodebb)

    Never had much luck with recruiters (or job sites). When a company turns to a recruiter (or publishes an open position to a job site), it's because they want to be bombarded with applications for some position, so the can later have their pick of the puppies (applicants). So unless you have a superb degree or lots of experience, the law of probabilities is not on your side.

    My advice is: Have a try with recruiters and job sites (the free ones), but if you really want a job, do a BFS search on ALL your relatives and friends who have a computer-science related job, and ask them about the company they work for and if they have an open position. Then, as per BFS rules, repeat for your friends' friends and relatives' relatives.

    The law of probabilities says that some of them will work in a company who needs new people, but the company is afraid of posting to a job site or turning to a recruiter because they are wary of people who are total frauds, and hence want their applicants to be "referred" by someone already working for the company. That's your golden ticket. If the company also happens to have a "refer bonus" system in place, the ticket is even golden-er, because the relative/friend referring you has a financial incentive to give you tips and hints about the company, such what languages, toolkits and building tools they use, but also their business culture and the like, so when you appear for the interview, you will appear like a perfect fit and if you have done your homework actually be a perfect fit. Showing your relative some proof of your previous work (from university) is also useful because he can point coding weaknesses to you and maybe use some of the code in his referral.

    Sources: Life experience.

  • (nodebb) in reply to PJH

    "And I live on an island"

    Well, that doesn't say very much. See, Great Britain is an island. It doesn't feel much like an island when you're there, but it is an island. (And where I live now is near "The Island". That is, "L'Île", known in modern French as "Lille", or in modern Dutch, "Rijsel", but that is just a version of "The Island" as well.)

    And if you want to be picky, Greenland is an island as well.

  • (nodebb)

    "Besides, isn't this what LinkedIn is anyway? Post your work experience and get bombarded by recruiters looking for an easy commission for offering you the job you already have, at another company."

    Linkedin at least allows you to buddy up with people you know. Now, don't get me wrong, no matter what the LinkedIn popular myth is, most of your linkedins (who aren't "recruiters" with another 100 people in line for the same position) won't care about finding you a job unless you approach them, and it's preferable to start building rapport even before you leave university of college. Don't just expect that someone will see your profile and recommend an open position for you and you will not have to lift a finger (again, barring "recruiters"). But all in all, Linkedin can be a useful tool if you use it right. And, to a degree, so is Facebook.

    But this "Hired" thing looks like a traditional job site/recruiter site. You against people with fancier degrees and bigger experience for some position that isn't worth what it looks like.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic
    See, Great Britain is an island.

    Indeed. As is the one to which I was referring...

    And the only city they're serving here (at the moment) is London.

    Addendum 2017-01-18 06:48: As it is the one...

  • Hugo (unregistered) in reply to Chronomium

    Comments on the name aside, I am sure that they will be delighted to be associated with a site that has such a huge collection of fine best-practices available to the readers!

  • LurkMan (unregistered)

    @Remy AK is Alaska AR is Arkansas AZ is Arizona

  • RichP (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    "And if you want to be picky, Greenland is an island as well."

    As is the combined landmass with North and South America...

    Back on topic: Hey Remy, can the Hired site also include a TDWTF score for prospective hires? If the data elves behind the scenes at TDWTF tallied up the level of WTFery before anonymizing submissions, graded by overall TF'ery and indicated a score (maybe on a sliding scale from "Hanzo" to "Briliant" to "The President's Daughter"), that would be a useful set of data for site visitors.

  • Iroh (unregistered)

    "Hired flips the script on the traditional job site. Once you fill out a simple application, employers start applying to interview you, instead of you applying for an interview."

    I do this already. Only I use craigslist.

  • jay m (unregistered)

    Lets see: I see lots of job posting in my field, and have been getting interviews. I signed up for Hired, and got zero action from them. Another B.S. operation. Oh, well - enjoy the sponsorship money until they go gurgle, gurgle.

  • Been there, done that... (unregistered) in reply to jay m

    You got zero action from them?!?

    Wow, what did you do to get your foot in the door?

    I applied and got less than zero action. (A immediate rejection message - "Sorry, you're not what we want, perhaps you can try again later?")

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