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September 11, 2009 8:49 AM   Subscribe

Where does one proactively look for software (specifically Flex) jobs these days?

So I'm on the market. I have about ten years web/software development experience overall, with the last 3 focused in Flex. I'm in Los Angeles and not keen to move.

In the past I would just put my resume up on Dice and get bombarded by recruiters. This time though, the response has been a little more sparse, and I'd like to find something sooner than later.


Are the major search sites (Monster, Careerbuilder) as useless as I remember them for tech jobs?

Is there anywhere tech-specific besides Dice I should post my resume, or search for jobs? This would include job sites or message boards or whatever.

Are there any other strategies I'm missing, or should I just browse the websites of specific employers who i think I might like?

posted by drjimmy11 to Work & Money (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Are you searching for general "Actionscript" jobs as well? The RSS feed for actionscript.org's job board seems to post about 3-5 jobs in the US per day, some of them telecommuting positions.

Good luck in your search. Wish I could offer more concrete help.
posted by ignignokt at 9:00 AM on September 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Yes, they are useless. Try more narrowly focused sites.
posted by lsemel at 10:46 AM on September 11, 2009 [4 favorites]

Response by poster: cool, thanks guys!! Will check all of those out.
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:52 AM on September 11, 2009

Best answer: Are you on LinkedIn? Most of the recruiter emails I get these days come from there.

You might also create and subscribe to an RSS feed from SimplyHired. This is from searching "flex developer" in Los Angeles

Good luck!
posted by estherbester at 11:21 AM on September 11, 2009

Response by poster: You might also create and subscribe to an RSS feed from SimplyHired. This is from searching "flex developer" in Los Angeles

This seems very effective! Thank you!!
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:51 PM on September 11, 2009

Have you posted anything on any Flex/Flash lists? (flexcoders@yahoogroups.com, flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com, flash_tiger@yahoogroups.com)

Have you checked to see if there's a local Flex user group? A lot of times they'll have jobs lists and related resources.
posted by me & my monkey at 3:50 PM on September 11, 2009

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