Let’s make this clear right up front: I’m not a recruiter, headhunter, job placement specialist, or HR representative. This list is the collection of job postings that came across my email, slack, and discord; along with job resources I’ve found useful. None of these listings are mine, and I’ve done my best to include attributions and listings wherever possible. I don’t get any kickbacks, spiffs, or referral bonuses from this list or from people who get jobs through it.
To get added to this list, or to manage your existing subscription, use this form here.
How this works:
It’s pretty straightforward: you sign up for the weekly jobs list, and it gets emailed to you (usually on Friday). The email you get is pretty ugly. I’m pulling information from a variety of sources, so the only common denominator is plain text. That said, the information is all there so by all measures, it “works”.
Along with the jobs for the week, there’s a list of job resources that I’ve found valuable throughout my career. You’ll find everything from job databases to salary guides to job hunting resources.
How to make the most of the list:
I learned a long time ago that finding a job is, itself, a full-time job; and that you get as much value out of the process as you put into it. If you send out 100 crappy job applications that took you 20 seconds each and you didn’t give a thought to, you’ll probably get back… not much of anything.
With that in mind, I like to remind folx that the jobs you see on the list are only part of the story. For every posting, there are typically 5-20 (and in many cases 100’s) of others that are on that company’s careers page. So your job is to look into each company that resonates with you – not just the job that’s staring you in the face.
Why I’m doing this:
Honestly, my experience of building this community is just very very cool to me. I’m the type of person who likes to help, but isn’t always sure how; or whether the things I’m doing are actually helping or if it’s just movement without meaningful impact. Seeing people actively signing up for the list, reading notes on slack or email where they tell me it’s just what they needed – these are extremely validating to me and make the (honestly, comparatively minimal) effort worth it.
But the best part of all is getting a message saying “Please take me off the list. I got a job and don’t need this any more.”
When our first kid was born, someone told my wife and I, “The best parents are the ones who know their job is the work themselves out of a job. To get our kids to a point where they don’t need us any more.” And I think of this the same way. In a weird way, I’d love for there to be zero subscribers to this list, because nobody needed it.
Until that day, I hope this list helps you. I hope it’s good enough that you want to share it with others. Heck, I hope it inspires you to start your own list that’s better than this one, and puts me to shame.
Let’s make it happen. Let’s help everyone get the job they want and deserve.
Can I send you things to list:
As I said before, I’m not making a penny off this effort. It’s one of the ways I try to give back to the universe in general, and the IT world in particular – because it’s been such an amazing home and community for me over the years.
So feel free to send me stuff, but if you have ideas that you can build my work or the list recipient’s situation into your side hustle, think again.
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