Goojers with job opportunities

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In the spirit of the counter-action to the current doom, gloom, and job-loss dominated economic environment, I propose that we begin putting the word out about the opportunities that still may come up in our workplaces, so as to help fellow goojers who're out of work for now.

To get the ball rolling, I am willing to divulge that my company is going to be hiring DBAs and Solaris & Windows SAs in Raleigh/Durham area (Research Triangle Park). Those interested please follow up with me for details.

Awesome post idea!

I work for Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, Ohio and we're hiring Devs, QA and project managers. www.progressive.com, click on Careers. If you have a software QA background or worked in QA automation drop me a PM and I can see if there are openings in my group.

I have a feeling my awesome office drone skills will not be finding any opportunities from any of you people with your marketable skills and college degrees :).

We've actually got a bunch of openings for IT related positions all over the US. PM me is you're thinking of applying.

My company has a lot of job openings, though you'll go through a pretty crazy um, background check for most positions. Very rewarding company to work for.

I'm trying to find a java developer in Atlanta still. Don't stare yourself blind at the requirements.

Ditto. You might not necessarily know it from the news, but rates are so low there is a refinance boom going on in mortgage. If you have some experience (or even solid sales experience in other industries), it'd be worth checking out - esp for folks either in Charlotte NC, or Jacksonville FL.

I was also downsized two weeks ago. What a horrible mess.

I am all over that LinkedIn group. If anyone is looking for Account Manager or Consumer Insights guru... drop me a line.

Don't forget to join the GWJ linkedin group. When you request an invite please put your forum name in the message.

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1...

Also if you know of a job, please use the "Jobs" tab in the group and post what you can. It'll help everyone.

Didn't we all agree it was "Goodjer" ?

My company is always hiring. The job situation is pretty not bad in Silicon Valley right now though, so I'm not sure how much help this is.

We should get a sticky on this thread... Not that I want this to turn into recruiter central but I know there's a few people in the GWJ community that are now GWOJs.

This is somewhat not-relevant, but who is the admin of the Facebook Goojer group? It says to message the admin with my forum nick, but I don't have the option to do that. :p

If your in Minnesota and know C, my company is looking for a good C programmer

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeek...

I live in Mexico so any job referral will probably only help Mex and vice versa; but if anyone wants a bit of help with their CVs and resumes, I'm more than glad to help make sure your abilities sound marketable.

Also, there's a bunch of webpages offering advice, but if one is true, is this; always write your resume focused on a particular opening you're applying for. Generic resume's will usually get passed on.

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Also, I know RIM (Blackberry) was looking for a product manager about a month or two ago. Let me ask for the job opportunity site.

mrwynd wrote:

My company has a lot of job openings, though you'll go through a pretty crazy um, background check for most positions. Very rewarding company to work for.

Thanks for the tip. I've submitted for an EE position. Background check shouldn't be a problem-- my entire criminal history consists of a single parking ticket that I paid within a week. If that disqualifies me, I wouldn't want to work there anyway.

Wish me luck. My severance ran out last week.

I was downsized back in january, so far have been working on sparse freelance tidbits here and there. Poly-modelling market in Venezuela is stamp-sized. I still have to put together a decent demoreel but between gigs it's been a bit difficult to find the time/inspiration. I'll look into the linkedin group though, sounds like a good idea.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:
mrwynd wrote:

My company has a lot of job openings, though you'll go through a pretty crazy um, background check for most positions. Very rewarding company to work for.

Thanks for the tip. I've submitted for an EE position. Background check shouldn't be a problem-- my entire criminal history consists of a single parking ticket that I paid within a week. If that disqualifies me, I wouldn't want to work there anyway.

Wish me luck. My severance ran out last week.

doubtingthomas396, what's your specialty engineering-wise? Are you looking in any specific part of the country? I keep a pretty good eye on power industry jobs out there, and my company has a few positions open in nuclear and fossil generation.

I got this today from a recruiter friend of mine. PM me if you want more information.

Here is a summary on the opportunity for which we are searching. It is S.
Cal, just north of the LA area. Feel free to fwd this along, to anyone that
should know.

DIRECTOR OF IT-S. California
We are looking for a strategic, forward thinker that will oversee all IT for this $18M collection agency and its 3 calling locations. Great opportunity to impact and facilitate technology upgrades for a collection agency, that has grown steadily (including 35% in the last year.) Director of IT will oversee staff of 5 and some outsource relationships. CUBS, D3 & LINUX, networking and infrastructure knowledge are pluses, as well as security and encryption. MUST have collection industry experience and have managed a team in the past. Modest relocation assistance available. This is a
low-mid $100Ks opportunity.

Great thread idea Gorilla. Not looking for a job, but this is a good impetus to finally sign up for LinkedIn.

Edit: Aaaaand I did. It's like Facebook, but with all the stay-at-home moms weeded out.

Now, a friend, by sheer lapse of judgement, forwarded me a position description he got from a recruiter (who, in turn, sent it to him by sheer lapse of judgement) -- it's for a VP of NA-region IT at Take Two. A very senior position. Any takers?

mrwynd wrote:

My company has a lot of job openings, though you'll go through a pretty crazy um, background check for most positions. Very rewarding company to work for.

Nice to know. I need to get me an internship at some point.

If anyone's in Austin and in the medical field, particularly RNs, LVNs, Sonographers, MTs, MLTs, and Medical Assistants, my company's pretty much always hiring, and I get a cash bonus for referrals who get hired. PM me if interested.

My company is looking for ASP.NET software engineers in the Seattle area, mid-level (2+ years experience) and senior level. PM me for more information.

Probably not much call for it here...I work For Agility Health, Inc. We are a Rehabilitation company which provides therapy services in a number of different settings in the midwest and one office in Maryland. If you are a SLP, PT, PTA, OT or COTA send me a pm and I'll give you the contact info.

bennard wrote:

doubtingthomas396, what's your specialty engineering-wise? Are you looking in any specific part of the country? I keep a pretty good eye on power industry jobs out there, and my company has a few positions open in nuclear and fossil generation.

I'm kind of an all purpose EE-- my last job was as an applications engineer, which is a fancy way of saying "jack of all trades." I was in the automated test industry, so I've got a fair amount of experience in a lab environment. I've also done a fair amount of RF digital design work, but once you've routed a 12GHz signal four inches while maintaining signal integrity, you can pretty much do any digital or analog designing. I'm also pretty good with a soldering iron and I don't shy away from doing technician work when it's called for, which in my experience is rare among electrical engineers.

I'm looking primarily in the northeast-- Pretty much all of New England, eastern NY, eastern PA, and the entire states of New Jersey and Delaware. Basically I'm trying to keep within reasonable driving distance of my kids' grandparents.

If you've heard about anything you think I might be good for, shoot me a PM. I'd really appreciate it.

doubtingthomas396 wrote:
bennard wrote:

doubtingthomas396, what's your specialty engineering-wise? Are you looking in any specific part of the country? I keep a pretty good eye on power industry jobs out there, and my company has a few positions open in nuclear and fossil generation.

I'm kind of an all purpose EE-- my last job was as an applications engineer, which is a fancy way of saying "jack of all trades." I was in the automated test industry, so I've got a fair amount of experience in a lab environment. I've also done a fair amount of RF digital design work, but once you've routed a 12GHz signal four inches while maintaining signal integrity, you can pretty much do any digital or analog designing. I'm also pretty good with a soldering iron and I don't shy away from doing technician work when it's called for, which in my experience is rare among electrical engineers.

I'm looking primarily in the northeast-- Pretty much all of New England, eastern NY, eastern PA, and the entire states of New Jersey and Delaware. Basically I'm trying to keep within reasonable driving distance of my kids' grandparents.

If you've heard about anything you think I might be good for, shoot me a PM. I'd really appreciate it.

If you haven't already, check out www.thinkenergygroup.com, they maintain a good listing of engineering/power industry jobs. Looks like they might have a few things that cater to your interests. If I hear of anything specific, I'll be sure to let you know. My company does have several facilities in that area, but I don't see anything open other than supervisory positions right now.

bennard wrote:

If you haven't already, check out www.thinkenergygroup.com, they maintain a good listing of engineering/power industry jobs. Looks like they might have a few things that cater to your interests. If I hear of anything specific, I'll be sure to let you know. My company does have several facilities in that area, but I don't see anything open other than supervisory positions right now.

I've already been in touch with Think Energy group, but thanks for the tip.

I appreciate your keeping an ear open for me. If there's anything I can do for you (Custom sculpted D&D mini, banjo lessons, etc) let me know.

Hey, this networking thing might not be all that bad after all.

We have an opening as an Account Executive (administration job, internal sales) here in Brussels. Pay is good, job is boring. PM me for more info!

My father has a technical service and support company that handles the east coast to about the border of Mississippi River/Texas. Always looking for new techs or job opportunities. Send me a pm and I'll give you the contact info.

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