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TechRepublic Job Board can help you find a new job or fill an opening on your team


TechRepublic has launched a new Job Board where you can search job listings based on your IT skills and your geographic location. You can easily get to the Job Board by clicking the Jobs tab in the navigation bar at the top of all TechRepublic pages. Also, in the right column of some pages you'll see a TechRepublic Featured Jobs box that provides a short listing of several featured jobs.

The Job Board has quick searches on a variety of popular IT job roles, including:

The searches provide two sets of results: Featured Jobs from TechRepublic and Featured Jobs from the Web. The Featured Jobs from TechRepublic are jobs that employers have paid to specifically target the TechRepublic audience. The Jobs from the Web come from a variety of popular job boards from across the Internet. If there are no Featured TechRepublic jobs for a specific search, you will see only the Jobs from the Web.

If you have a position that you are currently looking to fill, you can list your job in this directory using the Post a Job form. There's a basic flat fee ($300 for 30 days), and these jobs get listed in Featured Jobs from TechRepublic.

What do you think about TechRepublic's new Job Board? Does it work as expected? What other features would you like to see on the Job Board? Join the discussion.

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27 comments
CG IT
CG IT

I read Tigger's post and agree with him in that recruiters often don't read resumes. I had a resume on Careerbuilder and would get recruiters calling for open sales positions all the time. I finally had to take it off. They just didn't get that IT Network Engineers aren't really sales force people.

Shellbot
Shellbot

last night I actually mentally sketched out the basic layout for a website..haven't done web stuff in ages..its time i did a bit to get back in practice.. anyways..i digress.. not sure of the name yet..but it will be soemthing like www.ihaterecruitmentagentssomuchithurts.com might be a good way to get some of the burning hate out of my system...have to check legals first though..like..how far can you go before it becomes slander..etc...

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

Entering politics Practicing law. Child molesters. Those are the only rungs lower on the morality ladder. Though there was a close call with door to door salesman in retirement homes and muggers

Shellbot
Shellbot

was thinking about it over the weekend..plus chatted to the agent this morning, he's not giving up too much information. I've decided to decline the interview. Just not sure if thats what i want to do..in fact, pretty sure its not what I want to do. Maybe if I was older and had been around a bit more, not saying I "couldn't do" the job, but I woulnd't be able to do it as well as others would. And to be frank, waving an awesome salary in front of me doesn't entice me in. I'm thinkng, why willing to pay someone who is clearly a bit underqualified that much money? Thanks for the feedback though James & Tony. It helped me think through if i really wanted to do it or not. At this stage in my life, I not looking for rewarding, I'm looking for experience.. :)

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

Grill them, that sounds more like an analyst / design role. Though those can be interesting, just make sure it isn't two jobs for the salary of one. Taking your own design all the way through to production / operations is very rewarding though.

JamesRL
JamesRL

I did some contracting as a BA when I was looking for full time work. It ranged from creating process flow charts to creating a data dictionary. It can also include taking Marketing requirements and making them into business requirements (must have accounting transforms to must be able to have a multi company GL able to post consolidated financials according to GAAP). It requires better communications skills than a DBA. You have to have some empathy and understanding for users. You have to be a translator between the programmers/PAs etc and the users. It can be challenging and rewarding. James

Shellbot
Shellbot

i would have said some sh1t to them like.. in a polite fashion though :) apparently i have an interview tuesday for a Business Analyst role..ehmmm..they paying a good bit of money..but dunno..i'm thinking BORING?? i mean, bad enough being teased for being a DBA..but business analyst..i'd never live it down... tempted to go to interview though..they want someone with good SQL ...dunno..wonder if i'll get coffee and biscuits..

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

One git sent me to london, on contract so that was a day's wages, + the travel. Got there and they said can't see any Lotus Notes on your cv. Couldn't see any in the job requirement either !. f***wits.

Tig2
Tig2

A recording on my VM that says, "Thank you for calling. I am absolutely certain that the job you want me to drop everything for is just perfect for me. I am so sorry that I have been overloaded with horse sh*t and can't possibly take on more. Please set fire to my resume or return it to the bit bucket." Anyone who has read my CV will discover my phone details at the end. Some days being a b*tch is all a woman has.

Shellbot
Shellbot

i shall have to find out! Just had yet another wonderful conversation with a very talented idiot! Wow, these guys are my hero's... Spent 20 mins of my time to then ask, "oh so you don't have Linux, Unix, Tomcat (etc)? Well the job I had in mind requires those." I always threaten to say what I think to these guys, and I finally did. I asked could he actually read my CV..his reply "glanced over it" pr!ck

Jaqui
Jaqui

since it's in my religion to kill offensive people I can kill them off. file a law suit if they try to charge me with killing them, religous discrimination is even more serious than murder ]:)

Shellbot
Shellbot

your style Jaq... if you ever come over to Dublin..we need to have a chat about a few people that need to be eh..well.....shown a new perspective on thier existance.

Tig2
Tig2

Recruiting agents are the bane of everyone's existence. Most of them suck. I know of ONE that I am willing to have polite conversation with. After 20 odd years, I probably send Holiday cards to about 30 or more. Unfortunately, they are the un-dead of our profession. And likely, every other profession. All we can do is understand the problem. I'm not sure how to beat them at their own game. Till then, let's focus our energy on helping TR to expand the job board internationally. That way, we can gather up all the recruiters and pull a Shakespeare... First thing we do, let's kill all the...

Shellbot
Shellbot

deep breaths that is... to be honest I'm focusing all my energy tryng to beat them at thier own game right now..i really really really really really hate them. I'm a perfectly qualified person, living in the heart of Dublin and I can't get a frikkin interview. Oh plenty of jobs allright..that are looking for 100 skills i DON@T have (tip..if its not on my CV don't ring me..where in my CV do you feel i have the skills to be a C++ coder????) ..or even better..being called all the time for Java Developer..because i know Javascript..god guys..if your that clueless..be a recruiter for waitresses for fecks sake.. Or they keep throwing me the jobs no one else wants..in the @ss end of nowhere, making 25K... Had an interview set up for yesterday, but i cancelled it when the agent told me last minute that I would have to work weekends and be on call all the time..and I told him at the start i could not commit to doing that..he delibertaly withheld the info..lying so and so.. aaaaaargrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Tig2
Tig2

But I think it is great. When you're ready for it, a feature that may be helpful is a directed candidate search. As a job seeker I can give you my requirements and see a return of jobs that meet them. Put a dedicated recruiter in the middle and I would cheerfully pay for that feature. Many consultant/contractors are stymied by the number of recruiters calling for the same job. And none of them have bothered to read the resume or consider what we are looking for. I recall fielding a call on my birthday from a recruiter who was sure that I would take a PM contract for $20/hr. I explained my bill rate and terminated the call. He called back three more times. Seekers need a man in the middle working for US. I think that it is great that TR is always trying to find new and better ways to help us in the trenches!

aroc
aroc

After reading through most of the following exchanges with "Shellbot", I am much in agreement on a visceral level, BUT on a more practical level, it seems to me that we need to know which recruiters are worth talking to (short list apparently), and which are not (much longer list - sign them up for reading comprehension remediation such as my wife teaches to her "slow" 1st-graders?). A rating/feedback system that would be easy to find/view/update would be a huge help. FWIW ROC

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

I'd never considered something like that. I can see where you are coming from, and we will definitely keep this idea in mind as we think about ways to expand this in the future. Very cool idea. Thanks for chiming in with great feedback (as always)!

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

Post: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=554 Job Board: http://jobs.techrepublic.com.com/ Does it work as expected? What other features would you like to see on the Job Board?

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

(you know me....! :p ) Yet again, on a [b] worldwide [/b] forum, the job search is purely for the US. Make life easier for us non-US folk - we are still here, you know! - and state somewhere on the jobs board that all the jobs are [B] US ONLY [/B] Either that, or set up a worldwide one. Oh, and while you're at it, if you find any nice, properly paid Information Security posts in the UK for me, I'd be eternally grateful! ;) GG

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

honest person! Sorry for the U.S.-only thing. You're right that we should note that somewhere. As you can imagine, when you open this up internationally, it gets a lot more challenging, but your point is noted. We will work on this. At the very least we might be able to include international job listings from U.S. and big multinational employers. That might be the easiest place to start. As for InfoSec jobs in the UK, I'll keep my ears open. :-) Thanks GG.

neilb
neilb

All of the US jobs listed will soon be outsourced to India and then they'll [b]have[/b] to set up an international job search. :D

jdclyde
jdclyde

that come here asking for what skills are needed in the US to work IT, that show they are from India or that region. Sorry, not going to assist you in replacing US workers. X-(

Jaqui
Jaqui

it must be. I clicked a link in the "Featured Jobs" box and saw a posting for a security guard. [ uniformed rentacop job on a tech board? ] :D oops, that is a diffrent thing, sorry. the Simply hired powered thing is broken. I'll look at the job boards section and see if it is too.

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

When you click the link the Featured Jobs box, what was the title of the job that you clicked on? Did it have something to do with IT security but then took you to a page that was for security guard listing?

Jaqui
Jaqui

I fingured an "it's broken" post title would grab attention. :) I know it will happen again, the tagging method of categorisation will let stuff slip through easier than the fixed categories would. The set searches don't allow the non IT postings through, it's the skimmed listings in the box that is. While tigger's idea about user defined searches is great, they may let the non IT postings through into the result sets. a "this is not IT" button for these results would give you data to use to refine the filters.

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

We've seen that bug come up a couple times but I thought we had squashed it. I appreciate you sending me the details so that we can get it ironed out. Thanks Jacqui.

Jaqui
Jaqui

it was a security posting, Denver Co, and went to a security guard posting. The sevice doesn't filter non IT postings it seems. edited for typo editing to add: which is another symptom of what Tigger is mentioning, recruiters / job boards don't really target thier pitches to the audience.