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[Discuss] BLU Job Posting Policy

The BLU job posting policy:

lists these requirements:

  All positions offered must be for jobs that require proficiency in
  Linux or UNIX and which can be performed by employees located in the
  Boston area. Please include at least the following:

   1. Required skill-set.
   2. Contract or permanent position?
   3. Pay range and incentives.
   4. Placement through a recruiter, or directly with the company? If
      you are a recruiter or search firm, you must say so.
   5. Location: include the City or Town where the applicant will be
      working, and if there is access to public transportation, please
      mention it.
   6. Whether telecommuting is available, and if it is, what percentage
      of the work week may be fulfilled offsite.
   7. Company's product or service.

Are there any changes we want to make to this list?

Should approval of the posting be on an all-or-nothing basis, or should
this list be ordered from "must-have" to "nice-to-have"?

I've rejected a several postings for lacking #3. Most don't address #2,
#4, #5, or #6 explicitly, though it is often fairly easy to infer the

Ideally, I'd like to have these postings supplied through a form, so
they are prompted to supply all the required elements. (Anyone with some
time on their hands want to build such a form? I looked at a few
outsourced services to see if there was something quick and cheap, but
none were capable of sending a custom formatted email in response to
each form submission.)


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
"Enterprise solutions through open source."
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