Domino job search spotlight: Techies.com
Here's yet another look at how to maximize general job search sites to find Domino jobs.
If you are seriously looking for another job, Techies.com is the next best thing to working with a hands-on recruiter. If you're just browsing, other sites are probably easier to use.
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A site-wide test drive using the keyword "Domino" on this feature-rich tool yielded 194 relevant postings nationwide at the end of January. The jobs database is organized by cities and regions; you have to choose a locale at registration, which is required. Be as detailed or vague as you want. Build a complete skills profile and resume or just enter your name and e-mail.
Each time you log in you will automatically be placed in your designated region. To search other regions, use the pull-down menu to the left.
Find It Fast: For the speediest return of all Domino jobs in a region, use the QuickSearch box, keyword "Domino."
For a more targeted yield, use the Advanced Search. Pull-down menus let you specify the type of position (from a long list of real-world titles); type of employment (regular, consulting, etc.); industry; specific location (neighborhoods/suburbs); date range for job postings; and results ranking.
While a QuickSearch of the New York metropolitan area returned 14 Domino jobs, a targeted search for Web development jobs, regular employment, any industry, any location, posted in the last 30 days yielded only two positions.
Background: Techies.com, Edina, Minn., has been around in one form or another since 1994, but only adopted its current moniker last March. It claims over 190,000 registrants.
Plusses: The payoffs of completing the detailed registration include online job application, a personalized job-search agent, automatic alerts of new openings at your preferred employers, online tracking of your job search, detailed employer information and more.
Minuses: Registration takes at least 15 minutes on a dial-up connection and forces you to accept cookies. You can only search one region at a time. It takes some drilling down to get to the good stuff.
Leslie Goff is a contributing editor based in New York.