So why the change as to how I post Notes/Domino job opportunites I find?
As many of you know, I've taken to tweeting Notes/Domino job opportunities I find as part of my Google News Alerts (as well as ones that people email me). I started doing this as I was getting emails from people asking if I would keep my ears open for opportunities, as they were either getting laid off, needed a new job, or their companies were moving to Exchange/SharePoint. Rather than try and keep track of who was looking for what and where, I started the tweeting under my ID and the LotusWatch twitter ID, with crossposts to Facebook.
I'll admit I've been surprised at the following that LotusWatch has developed, and I'm glad I can do something to help pay back the community for all it's given me over the years.
But there's always been a few small things that were a pain in tweeting those openings. Many were duplicates for the same job posted by different agencies, and I didn't want to spend a lot of time trying to figure out if that was the case and which agency listing I should tweet. I also would get emails from people asking me to let people know about a certain job, but a page long email doesn't really fit into a 140 character tweet if it's not already posted somewhere (which it normally wasn't). Finally, I tried to avoid posting items that were nothing but body shops, but again... hard to tell.
Starting yesterday, I decided to make it easier on myself. From now on, I'll copy/paste *all* the Notes/Domino job openings I find on my alerts into a single daily blog post... duplicates, body shops, emailed items, you name it. That way, you can look for things that might interest you without my filter coming into play. You might see the same job with three different agencies, but you might already have a working relationship with one of them... now you can just work through your agency of choice. If I get an email, you'll see the same information I got. You'll see how many Notes/Domino jobs are being advertised for offshoring. If I see it, you'll see it.
I'll tweet the daily job post to my main account, as well as the LotusWatch account with a cross-post to Facebook. You'll still get the same information as before (actually, even more!), but I won't clog up you twitter client and you can go back to a single point to look things over if a day or two has passed.
So here's to 2011, and I hope it finds you in the job of your choice.