Work Wednesday is a chance for each of us to help reduce unemployment by using the power of our social networks to make connections between job seekers & job seekees.
We love this idea and hope we can use it to help people & companies on both sides of that equation – particularly amongst our Microsoft east coast partners and the great startup & design communities that we get to work with every day.
We thought we’d kick Work Wednesdays off with a great site that Microsoft has created to help the community find jobs in the developer space. It’s called Thrive, and here’s the motivation behind it:
“We've heard from lots of developers that times are tough. You're doing more with less, applying your skills more broadly, and maybe even learning new tools. That's why we created Thrive - a one-stop community hub that offers job postings, technical content, and community resources. So whether you're seeking new ways to differentiate yourself on the job, or you need to re-tool your skills for that next big role, Thrive has the resources to help you get there faster.” – Thrive.
Check out the Looking for a Job? section (lower-left) and select the type of position you’re seeking. You’ll be able to enter your location and get a list of all jobs within the search radius you specify.
Also be sure to check out the Enhance Your Skills section (middle) for some great, free training and don’t miss Scott Hanselman’s suggestions on how to be a better developer or the .NET Rocks Development in a Downturn Podcasts.
For Companies Seeking Devs
Looking to hire a developer? You can post jobs on thrive for just $5 for 60 days.
- Find other #WorkWednesday opportunities on twitter (and re-tweet this post or add your own!)
- Find opportunities and enhance your skills on the Thrive for Developers Site
- Post job opportunities on Thrive