careers March 28, 2012

Careers 2.0 New Features for Hiring Developers

Stack Overflow Careers 2.0 re-launched a year ago, and since then we’ve been steadily making improvements to it. While we’ve added a lot of new features for developers to find great jobs and show off their stuff, we’ve been a bit…neglectful of the employer side. Well, not any more. We’ve just wrapped up a big…
Avatar for David Fullerton
President and Chief Technology Officer (former)
background March 2, 2012

Enterprise vs Consumer: Product Development at Careers 2.0

A few months ago I joined as a developer on the Careers 2.0 team – this is my story of bringing Careers 2.0’s new Apply button to fruition. Or, what happens when an Enterprise boy meets a Consumer Product Development company and gets exposed to how things are done on the other side. One of…
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Web Developer (Former)
careers August 22, 2011

Careers 2.0: Export And Apply With Your Profile

For the longest time, Careers users have been requesting an export feature. We recently released a PDF generator tool to help you turn your profile into a customized résumé. You can find the link in the sidebar on the edit page of your profile. Using the résumé generator, you can customize the info you would…
Avatar for Nick Larsen
Principal Data Engineer
careers August 10, 2011

Careers 2.0: It”s About Reputation, Not “Rep

I get an email like Arik‘s every day or two. He wrote: The problem I see is that Careers 2.0 give advantage to developers with high Stack Overflow statistics (which I guess was the point, showing that you know stuff). Unfortunately, SO succeeded so well, that practically no good question remained unanswered. Thus, gaining a…
Avatar for Joel Spolsky
Co-founder & Former Chairman of the Board
careers August 1, 2011

How to Write a Great Developer Job Listing

Among other things, we sell job listings through our Careers 2.0 service, and we thought it might be helpful to determine some of the factors that impact the success of a listing. So we crunched through 6 months of data and these are some of the things we found. On getting seen In order to…
careers June 15, 2011

CodePlex and other Gateway Drugs

We’ve added a bunch of new features to Careers 2.0 profiles. Based on popular demand, we have added CodePlex, Bitbucket, SourceForge and Google Code as open source hosts. (Plus an “other…” option for those we don’t explicitly support.) Already, over 2,500 people have added over 11,000 open source projects to their profiles! Gateway drugs We…
Avatar for Matt Sherman
Engineering Manager (former)
careers April 6, 2011

A bookshelf on your Careers 2.0 profile

We think books are a great conversation starter and reveal a lot about one’s natural curiosity. So, we’ve added a “bookshelf” to your Careers 2.0 profile! It’s all about telling the story of your professional development. Perhaps you deftly implemented an Observer pattern for a chat application. Maybe you educated your manager about the maker’s…
Avatar for Matt Sherman
Engineering Manager (former)
careers February 23, 2011

Careers 2.0 Launches

One day, you’ll be telling your grandchildren about getting a programming job, version 1.0. You would send a “resume” to a “recruiter.” It included all kinds of silly information required by the esoteric resume ritual (foreign languages spoken, whether or not you play ultimate Frisbee, Microsoft-veteran status). This so-called “information” was utterly useless at determining…
Avatar for Joel Spolsky
Co-founder & Former Chairman of the Board
careers November 9, 2010

What’s a CV Anyway?

When I first started working at Stack Overflow, I wondered why the candidate’s work experience is referred to as a CV on Stack Overflow Careers. I honestly thought Stack Overflow might be a European company or maybe they were just being snobs. A resume is your work experience written up on a piece of paper…
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Director of Marketing (former)
careers October 14, 2010

The Best Damn Careers Site

Last week I was at Business of Software 2010 (which was totally awesome by the way) and ended up talking to a number of people about Careers. One of them said: “This is great, but why don’t we hear more about this?” And he was right… It’s been a while since we blogged anything about…
careers June 23, 2010

Careers: Now More Awesome(r)

Careers has always been close to our heart, but we haven’t always been able to give it the attention we wanted to give it. No longer! We now have a dedicated development team and a dedicated sales team working tirelessly to make Careers the best place on the internet for programmers to find great jobs…