Anyone want a programming job?



  • I've found another "great" post on craigslist: C++ Programmer To Do Homework (Hampton Roads)


    I am seeking a C++ Programmer to complete my Beginners C++ Online Homework.

    I have 4 weeks left and 4 modules left to complete. Please let me know your rates

    v\r

    College Guy Looking To Bypass The System

    Anyone want to take up the challenge of doing the homework as a variant of the C obfuscated code contest?



  • To ask what I admit may be a very stupid question, why are you looking for IT jobs on Craigslist?



  •  I respect his honesty.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    To ask what I admit may be a very stupid question, why are you looking for IT jobs on Craigslist?
    CL actually has a large number of respectable jobs on it. You'll find that all sorts of recruiters post there leading to all sorts of opportunities. But yes, there are many ads that are total crap.

    But CL is just one of my strategies, along with the major job boards, local recruiters that I know and networking at various professional events (including such as .net, sql and agile user groups) . And to aid in the CL aspect of the search a long time ago I wrote a scraping app that trolls through all of the job sections I am interested in, from all of the areas that I would consider and presents it as a nice list of links to the final pages.

    So when I see things like this "job" I just have to and look and see if someone really posted an ad like that.



  • @dhromed said:

     I respect his honesty.

    From memory this is the second week that he has posted this ad. It must be crunch time at his college.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    To ask what I admit may be a very stupid question, why are you looking for IT jobs on Craigslist?

    I agree with OzPeter, craigslist is a great place for IT job listings. Really, most of the other job boards (Monster, Dice) suck..



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    To ask what I admit may be a very stupid question, why are you looking for IT jobs on Craigslist?

    I agree with OzPeter, craigslist is a great place for IT job listings. Really, most of the other job boards (Monster, Dice) suck..

    ... I have a network. Why do you need any job board at all?

    That aside, I get tons of leads from LinkedIn.



  • @OzPeter said:

    Anyone want to take up the challenge of doing the homework as a variant of the C obfuscated code contest?
     

    My rates are:

    $50 to do the homework in a way that you will probably get caught

    $500 to do the homework in a way that you won't get caught

    $5000 to do the homework in  a way that you won't get caught, and for me not to "accidentally" email your professor & dean

    (Note: the third rate is, obvisouly, a hidden feature.. until after the project is turned in...)



  • @blakeyrat said:

    ... I have a network. Why do you need any job board at all?

    More options? I can read through dozens of listings in an hour. Recruiters/networks are fine, but the quantity of jobs they offer up is fewer. I've found several very good jobs through craigslist.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    ... I have a network. Why do you need any job board at all?

    That aside, I get tons of leads from LinkedIn.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @boomzilla said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    ... I have a network. Why do you need any job board at all?

    That aside, I get tons of leads from LinkedIn.

    Isn't LinkedIn just one huge job board? With a bit of ego-stroking/DSW on the side, à la "I've got 10,000 friends on FaceBook/Twitter"?


  • @PJH said:

    Isn't LinkedIn just one huge job board?

    I wouldn't call it one, no. It can be used as one, just as Facebook can be used to simulate a farm.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @PJH said:
    Isn't LinkedIn just one huge job board?

    I wouldn't call it one, no. It can be used as one, just as Facebook can be used to simulate a farm.

    Facebook has uses other than simulated farming?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    @PJH said:
    Isn't LinkedIn just one huge job board?

    I wouldn't call it one, no. It can be used as one, just as Facebook can be used to simulate a farm.

    Facebook has uses other than simulated farming?

     

    Yeah: Stalking.



  • Meh, I've seen a better versionthan simply blackmailing the student in such cases. There have been cases where the person teaching the course has answered such adverts for a little extra money, given the student the model answers to hand in, and then caught them because they did the work in the first place and pocketing the money…



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    Facebook has uses other than simulated farming?
     

    Yes, it provides me with a daily source of entertainment.

    http://failbook.failblog.org/



  • Make him an obfuscated code that will work as expected before the due date but will just print "I pay people to do my homework" afterwards.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    To ask what I admit may be a very stupid question, why are you looking for IT jobs on Craigslist?
    I agree with OzPeter, craigslist is a great place for IT job listings. Really, most of the other job boards (Monster, Dice) suck..

     

    I use indeed. It aggregates results from all of those sources plus company websites.



  • @PJH said:

    @boomzilla said:
    @blakeyrat said:
    ... I have a network. Why do you need any job board at all?

    That aside, I get tons of leads from LinkedIn.

    Isn't LinkedIn just one huge job board? With a bit of ego-stroking/DSW on the side, à la "I've got 10,000 friends on FaceBook/Twitter"?

    I like how LinkedIn feels they have a service worth paying for.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    To ask what I admit may be a very stupid question, why are you looking for IT jobs on Craigslist?
    Personally, even though I'm not looking for a job, I find the job listings on Craigslist to be quite entertaining, in a  WTF sort of way, much like this place.



  • Man, I wish I had a LinkedIn account, that way all the people I barely know... job recruiters that talked to me once... people I work with that have no clue what they're doing... can be associated with me!



  • @Sutherlands said:

    Man, I wish I had a LinkedIn account, that way all the people I barely know... job recruiters that talked to me once... people I work with that have no clue what they're doing... can be associated with me!

    You could just remove them from your network.

    Look, the point I was making is that the best and the only truly reliable way of getting a job in this industry is to have a large network, and call on it when you need work.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Sutherlands said:
    Man, I wish I had a LinkedIn account, that way all the people I barely know... job recruiters that talked to me once... people I work with that have no clue what they're doing... can be associated with me!
    You could just remove them from your network.

    Look, the point I was making is that the best and the only truly reliable way of getting a job in this industry is to have a large network, and call on it when you need work.

    This. Every job I've ever had has been because of the network I have. I no longer waste my time with Monster, Dice, etc.  The only thing they've ever yielded is mass emailings for roles I'm not remotely qualified for or live within a 5 hour flight.  I have ~90 recruiters on my list, of which I only have to email the top 10 or 15 before I get something.



  • I found my current job on CL. I've found DICE to be almost worthless and most recruiters are morons (and/or liars).



  • Anyone want another fun programming job?

    I'll be seeing you people .. I'm off to make my billions!!

    Zuckerberg App Concept! (Hampton Roads)

    My company have a Groundbreaking Iphone and Google Android App Concept. Looking for someone who can code, design and create it ASAP. We need a tech savvy individual who can create it. We can pay up to $2000 to get it created. But if you do it on contingency, we will give you 15% stake in the company, where we will be charging $9.95 and $29.95 per download. Our idea is the next Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist. After signing a disclosure agreement we will share the concept with you. Once its built, we have several investors ready to invest in national TV and radio marketing for exposure of our app . Also we just partnered with the best SEO and Marketing Company out there. The only piece of the puzzle missing is YOU! Can you create our vision. Do you want to be part of the next Facebook and GOOGLE? Read their wikis and see how they got started. If you chose the 15% stake we can guarantee you that we will be sitting on millions in the next 365!

    Once you hear the concept, We guarantee you that you will see our vision. And want in!


    Serious inquiries only!



  • @OzPeter said:

    Zuckerberg App Concept! (Hampton Roads)
     

    So, since whatever idea they think they have has probably been done a few thousand times already-- download the first open source version you find, shave off the logos, ask for a week of overtime to "finish making it super awesome", and collect an easy two grand?

    What are they going to do? Sue you? Two months down the road, the company folds and they won't be able to afford a lawyer to sue you with.

    (Or, they make it big. Approach a less than reputable lawyer, and sell him your share in this slamdunk case of copyright infringement-- you'll take 2k, and he can reap the millions from suing this huge comapny)

    Man, it's a good thing I'm too busy cooking things to follow through on any of these plans.



  • My company have a Groundbreaking Iphone and Google Android App Concept. Looking for someone who can code, design and create it ASAP. We need a tech savvy individual who can create it. We can pay up to $2000 to get it created. But if you do it on contingency, we will give you 15% stake in the company, where [b]we will be charging $9.95 and $29.95 per download[/b]. Our idea is the next Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist.

    Does this actually mean they intend to charge $10 to $30 per app download? Because even if they managed to get something good, I don't think even Facebook could charge $30 per download and survive.



  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    @Sutherlands said:
    Man, I wish I had a LinkedIn account, that way all the people I barely know... job recruiters that talked to me once... people I work with that have no clue what they're doing... can be associated with me!
    You could just remove them from your network.

    Look, the point I was making is that the best and the only truly reliable way of getting a job in this industry is to have a large network, and call on it when you need work.

    This. Every job I've ever had has been because of the network I have. I no longer waste my time with Monster, Dice, etc.  The only thing they've ever yielded is mass emailings for roles I'm not remotely qualified for or live within a 5 hour flight.  I have ~90 recruiters on my list, of which I only have to email the top 10 or 15 before I get something.

    It works the other way too. 90% of the good hires I've made came from networking. I've regretted almost every hire I've ever made from a job posting.


  • @Imbeciles said:

    After signing a disclosure agreement
     

    Aha.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    Man, it's a good thing I'm too busy cooking things to follow through on any of these plans.
     

    That broccoli isn't going to steam itself, amirite!



  • @Jaime said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    @Sutherlands said:
    Man, I wish I had a LinkedIn account, that way all the people I barely know... job recruiters that talked to me once... people I work with that have no clue what they're doing... can be associated with me!
    You could just remove them from your network.

    Look, the point I was making is that the best and the only truly reliable way of getting a job in this industry is to have a large network, and call on it when you need work.

    This. Every job I've ever had has been because of the network I have. I no longer waste my time with Monster, Dice, etc.  The only thing they've ever yielded is mass emailings for roles I'm not remotely qualified for or live within a 5 hour flight.  I have ~90 recruiters on my list, of which I only have to email the top 10 or 15 before I get something.

    It works the other way too. 90% of the good hires I've made came from networking. I've regretted almost every hire I've ever made from a job posting.
    There you have it, job postings are a complete waste of time.  Unless you're one of the middle-men who makes money from advertising on Monster et al, of course.


  • @C-Octothorpe said:

    job postings are a complete waste of time.  Unless you're one of the middle-men who makes money from advertising on Monster et al, of course.

    But without job posting people would not get employed in total wft workplaces and that means less great content for this page.  I'm sure snoofle's workplace job posting would be worth reading.



  • @serguey123 said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    job postings are a complete waste of time.  Unless you're one of the middle-men who makes money from advertising on Monster et al, of course.

    But without job posting people would not get employed in total wft workplaces and that means less great content for this page.  I'm sure snoofle's workplace job posting would be worth reading.

    I stand corrected...

  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    @serguey123 said:

    @C-Octothorpe said:

    job postings are a complete waste of time.  Unless you're one of the middle-men who makes money from advertising on Monster et al, of course.

    But without job posting people would not get employed in total wft workplaces and that means less great content for this page.  I'm sure snoofle's workplace job posting would be worth reading.

    I stand corrected...
    Find a job where office furniture like chairs come As Standard?

  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @rudraigh said:

    I found my current job on CL. I've found DICE to be almost worthless and most recruiters are morons (and/or liars).

    I have found that it's WAY easier to get pay rises out of staffing firms than it is actual bosses. Every once in awhile (thrice on my current gig, and I'm 6 months in), I'll get frustrated with a bug or project, pick up the phone in my cube, dial my recruiter and say "You don't pay me enough for this shit."

     Suddenly, I get a couple bucks closer to the $120/hr they're charging for my services.

     

    Hell, I actually suspect I could ask for the full $120/hr right now and actually get it. All my fellow consultants were recently kicked off assignment for gross incompetance, and as a result the account manager at the staffing firm got let go for gross incompetance - they're DESPERATE to keep the two of us that survived onboard to keep the contract. The group I'm working for is MASSIVELY shorthanded after the cullings, and if I were to leave the assignment, they'd be positively fucked and EXTREMELY pissed at the staffing firm.

    I'm having lunch with my recruiter next week. I should ask, if only to see what it feels like to ask for enough money to pay down my mortgage in six months.


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