Recent job listings
~ 27 November 2006 ~
Post a job or find one at Authentic Jobs. Some of the recent listings:
- (Anywhere) User Experience Designer at Wondermill Webworks
- (Toronto, Canada) Associate Visual Designer at Yahoo! Canada
- (San Francisco, CA) Senior Front End Web Developer at LoudDog
- (Santa Monica, CA) UI Developer at JibJab Media Inc.
- (Bloomfield Hills, MI) Interface Engineer at Organic
- (Minneapolis, MN) Senior Specialist Web Design at Target Corporation
- (Portland, OR) Senior Web Designer at Jive Software
Having offered job listings on my site for well over a year, and for roughly two months on Authentic Jobs, I’ve learned a few things along the way:
- I’m a bit surprised freelance listings don’t outnumber the full-time ones. Listers have no problem finding several qualified people within a matter of days, which makes $75 a pretty good investment for just about any project. Just last week I received this email from Michael Christopherson of Wishpipe Studios: “I found my ZenCart guy! I didn’t expect much for something as specialized as ZenCart, but I received several responses within the first few days. Thanks!”
- In today’s job market, I question the usefulness of such vague titles as “Web Designer” and “Web Developer”. While that may be the official nomenclature supplied by the HR department, it doesn’t seem to facilitate job seeking, especially on targeted job boards. Something such as “XHTML/CSS Senior Coder” or “PHP Specialist” seem to speak more directly to applicants. And at least in the case of Authentic Jobs, position title seems to play a part in the success of a listing, as all new listings are displayed on a half-dozen partner sites using position title and company name.
- So far two companies have used the money-back guarantee, and both were full-time positions in San Francisco. I had a good chat with one of the companies, who also listed on another prominent niche job board with little success. My guess is San Francisco may be its own job market beast, and therefore Craigslist, word of mouth, etc. may better serve this specialized market.
- Occasionally I’ll see a freelance listing that requests a resume as part of the application process. That strikes me as a bit odd, as most freelancers are typically chosen based on such criteria as portfolio, standing in the web community, etc.
- I can personally vouch for the superbness of Jive Software’s Senior Web Designer position (Portland, OR), having just wrapped up some contract work with them. Great company, challenging projects.
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