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  1. Let me take advantage of my online studies to switch technologies

    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?

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    • Include India, or remote work

      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.

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      • Add Israel

        We've got top tech here, but nothing like FiveYearItch. Add Israel, please!

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        • Sort the list of skills by capability

          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.

          Thanks!

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          Matt

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          • 7 votes
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            • More tools for employers, please

              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,

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              • Add more cities across the US

                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.

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                • Add a freetext field

                  I want to tell employers that I have something to offer them that can't be summarized in a tag.

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                  • Add even more anomymity

                    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!

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