Person refusing bag of moneyIf you aren’t an avid follower of Hacker News, you might not be aware that once a month there’s a job posting thread on the site. This community has its rough edges, like any other, but this thread offers a great place to reach the audience–software developers, startup aficionados and technologists of all stripes. Here’s the April 2018 job thread.

I find this a bit more credible than the job sites because there’s community policing and because it expires there’s less incentive for recruiters or other bad actors gaming the system. Because it is free and specifies only employees of a company may post, I think that the job openings are more genuine. You often see hiring managers post their contact info, and an email to them is far more likely to get a response than submitting to an applicant tracking system. You can often find salary ranges, and the audience and posts are global. It’s also worth noting that this feeds into some other sites like whoishiring.io.

I have posted on behalf of a few companies for which I worked and have had a decent hit rate. Haven’t seen any real success numbers though.

Whether you are on the market, hiring, or just curious, more data is usually useful, which is why this is always a thread I peruse. If you want to look at previous months postings, you can see them in this bot’s submissions.

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