New rule for posting jobs

25 Aug 2010 - 5:11am
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Danny Hope
2008

What do people think about a new rule requiring recruiters to append "[JOB]" to message subjects of job postings?

Like this: [IxDA] [JOB] Senior Interaction designer

This could be enforced by something like a 3 strikes and you're out system.

Do recruiters feel that the IxDA's job board doesn't get enough eyeballs?

-- Danny Hope User Experience Design, Brighton UK http://dannyhope.co.uk http://2010.uxbrighton.org.uk +44 (0)7595 226 792

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25 Aug 2010 - 6:50am
Dave Malouf
2005
Danny, I like the 3-strikes rule. But the real "strike" is posting to the list at all. We have a job board separate from the list that for some reason no matter how many times we post the info to the list or people complain that recruiters aren't using it a wave of job posts still get posted to this forum. Since most recruiters post sporadically the damage is done & the strike snare just too far apart to be a useful deterrent. - dave
25 Aug 2010 - 8:05am
Nordic
2009

Danny, I did this filter a month ago and I've just get 1 or 2 job postings since then:
Matches: list:"job.ixda.org"

Do this: Skip Inbox, Mark as read, Apply label "IxDA Job"

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Alex Lillo
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On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Dave Malouf <dave.ixd@gmail.com> wrote:

Danny, I like the 3-strikes rule.
But the real "strike" is posting to the list at all. We have a job board separate from the list that for some reason no matter how many times we post the info to the list or people complain that recruiters aren't using it a wave of job posts still get posted to this forum.

Since most recruiters post sporadically the damage is done & the strike snare just too far apart to be a useful deterrent.

- dave

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25 Aug 2010 - 8:05am
Nils-Erik Gustafsson
2009

Even more important than [JOB] is that a job posting includes the location in its subject line.

/Nils-Erik


Nils-Erik Gustafsson

Gustafsson User Interfaces


gui@cmpmail.com



-----Original Message-----

From: Danny Hope <danny.hope@gmail.com>

To: gui@cmpmail.com

Sent: Wed, Aug 25, 2010 1:12 pm

Subject: [IxDA] New rule for posting jobs


What do people think about a new rule requiring recruiters to append 

"[JOB]" to message subjects of job postings? 

 

Like this: [IxDA] [JOB] Senior Interaction designer 

 

This could be enforced by something like a 3 strikes and you're out system. 

 

Do recruiters feel that the IxDA's job board doesn't get enough eyeballs? 

 

-- 

Danny Hope 

User Experience Design, Brighton UK 

http://dannyhope.co.uk 

http://2010.uxbrighton.org.uk 

+44 (0)7595 226 792 

 

25 Aug 2010 - 10:51am
Sean Pook
2008

Hi all,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought all jobs listed on the jobs board are sent out email style to the members list anyway? I.e. it appears exactly the same way as someone creating a job as a discussion. If so, the question here is member having the ability to turn off job notifications, not recruiters posting in an incorrect manner?

 

 

25 Aug 2010 - 11:20am
greg
2009

Hi Sean,

At the bottom of every e-mail is a link to the page where people can manage their notifications including whether they get discussion posts, job posts, both, neither and on what schedule. If they aren't currently logged in then they'll have to log in first.

Regards,

Greg

25 Aug 2010 - 12:01pm
.pauric
2006

Objectively and with a nod to the resource constraints; the problem is not with the users it's with the system.

Ideally there shouldn't be any 'doc' (i.e. rules about posting what to where) other than obvious list etiquette.  As designers we need to eat our own dog food here, how often have we pushed back on designs that require the user to workaround their mental model to accommodate system limitations??

Recruiters will post to the list because they want to tell us about a job - end of use case. No if's and's or but's or our part, deal with it accordingly.

In an ideal world with unlimited volunteer effort and on a platform other than drupal we would allow recruiters to post [jobs] to the list and it either gets dumped to the job board automagically or individual readers set the filter as a preference.

Drupal/ixda.discuss already knows what I've read on the website, I don't see it as much of a functional stretch for the system to filter out types of content.  If you choose to receive the discussion via email only then we either cull all [jobs] going out via email, make it a preference or offload responsibility to receivers email filters.

Queue & moderate any posts that don't have [jobs] but did not pass a simple auto sniff test.

Danny & David, as Ixdesigners, you two should be taken out back and shot for suggesting the 'users are doing it wrong' (o;

cheers /pauric

30 Aug 2010 - 9:05pm
Joe Ortenzi
2008

My problem with the job listing is that it is not a requirement to mention the city/country in the header. 
That would be a huge help if that were to occur. as for the [JOB] prefix, I agree with others: there already is a job list, just need to tweak that before creating new channels.
joe

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 9:48 PM, Danny Hope <danny.hope@gmail.com> wrote:

What do people think about a new rule requiring recruiters to append
"[JOB]" to message subjects of job postings?

Like this: [IxDA] [JOB] Senior Interaction designer

This could be enforced by something like a 3 strikes and you're out system.

Do recruiters feel that the IxDA's job board doesn't get enough eyeballs?

--
Danny Hope
User Experience Design, Brighton UK
http://dannyhope.co.uk
http://2010.uxbrighton.org.uk
+44 (0)7595 226 792

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