I've been in Java and .NET for 10 years now. I've been studying Node and Rails with online courses so that I can step up to a better job.
But how can I use my online courses to show employers that I stay fresh, that I learn, that I can give them a combination of experience, skills, enthusiasm, and hard-won knowledge?24 votes
We have launched a widget for online learning sites — it helps their students get a better job.
You can see an example at http://rubylearning.org/classes
Ask your course provider to contact us so they can help you and their other students in this way.
We've got top tech here, but nothing like FiveYearItch. Add Israel, please!9 votes
I work in India and clearly have got the Itch:) as per your questionnaire. It would be great if you expand to India or somehow support remote work.19 votes
We have added India support. See http://fiveyearitch.com/in
I'm finding some great candidates here, and of course after contacting them with the offer we go through the usual interviewing procedures, but it would be great if you could put in tools optimized for the experienced software engineers you have here -- something more advanced than the usual test but also not requiring too much time from the developers,7 votes
Done! We added a feature to request answers to screening questions and online profiles (LinkedIn, GitHub, etc) from candidates.
I want to tell employers that I have something to offer them that can't be summarized in a tag.18 votes
Thanks for the idea! We’ve implemented it. The field is optional — we want to keep signup easy.
Yup, did it. Enjoy! You can expect more employers from the top 10 cities, but feel free to sign up from other cities as well.
I like the fact that my profile is anonymous and that even when the employer contacts me, I'm still anonymous. Now, please add a messaging system so that I can respond to the employer's message anonymously!9 votes
Maybe sort the skils by experience level, most experienced first (then alphabetically within each thing)? Right now it appears to be in no particular order (perhaps it's how the candidate entered them, which is interesting maybe) and would help, as I keep forgetting what the color coding means.
Not everyone works in San Francisco/New York/Austin. Please, add Chicago to your autocomplete! I know I can type it myself, but I'd like to know that you have employers from Chicago searching the DB as well.10 votes
Done! We now support all locations across the US,as wekk as the UK, Canada, and Australia.
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