Quick tip from behind the Green Curtain: I’m looking for a software engineer with experience working with core Java, and (hopefully) some semantic Java experience. Just did two searches that I think you, as a job seeker, should be aware of:
- Ran a search on Slideshare looking for people who’ve posted presentations they’ve made around those topics, and reached out to the interesting ones
- If you’ve ever done a presentation on the topic you make your bread from, you should upload it and be found by geeks like me
- Ran a search through Twitter for people who’ve used phrases like “semantic java”, “core java”, “java”, etc recently. I also added in “software engineering job” as a variable to each search (and removed to expand them)
- If you’re looking for a job, create a Twitter account (takes about a minute), and make some comments (I don’t like using Twitter lingo, because they make my 20 month old sound like a linguist by comparison, but they call them “tweets” – I know, I know… just don’t ever call me one of your “tweeple”, or we’re going to have words. Mine will actually make sense)
- As you grow your list of followers/ followees, makes sure you connect with people that might be able to help you, and that you can help
- Occasionally mention that you’re: a [insert your profession here] who’s looking for a job – use variations. The key thing is to imagine me, trying to find you, using keyword searches. Make sure you put out ones that help me find my way to you.
- Feel free to follow me