I am pleased to announce that KernelTrap has partnered with Specialty Job Markets to offer a unique Linux kernel job board for our readers. It is completely free to submit your resume, which will then be personally reviewed and matched with current and future employment opportunities. If you're an employer, it's also free to post jobs. Jobs and resumes that are posted to our boards are individually reviewed and matched by a professional recruiter, not a computer program, offering quality results with a personal touch. The contact information you provide is kept confidential and is only visible to our dedicated recruiter.
By using our job board, you are not only finding yourself a good job or a good employee, you're also helping to support KernelTrap.org. Each time our recruiter successfully matches a candidate with a job, the employer pays a fee for this service, and KernelTrap.org receives a percentage which allows us to focus on improving these web pages. With every single resume and job manually screened by a human recruiter, we are able to keep our job board focused on kernel development jobs and free of spam. Read on for full details, or skip ahead and submit your resume today!
Why another job board?
KernelTrap is offering a job board dedicated specifically to Linux Kernel development jobs. By focusing the scope of our job board to a very specific market relevant to KernelTrap.org, we aim to provide a highly personalized service for our readers. Many existing job boards either charge a fee each time you post, or are so full of spam and unrelated jobs that it becomes nearly impossible to find anything worthwhile. In contrast, our job boards will remain free of charge and free of spam, and are manually maintained by a real recruiter who ensures relevance and quality.
Specialty Job Markets
Our Linux Kernel job board is run by a real person named Christopher Lozinski. He has been in the recruiting market a long time, and his goal is to find the best matches between kernel developers and kernel development jobs. He welcomes feedback, so feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him directly at (650) 384-0443. Chris is a developer himself, and is interested in getting to know you, your values, and your strengths. That way he will only recommend jobs to you that you will like, rather than simply pushing all jobs at you. Two years from now you will still be a Linux Kernel Developer and he will still be running this job board, so he is less interested in trying to sell you on a particular job than he is in making a good fit, and having you report wonderful things about him and your job finding experiences on KernelTrap. He stands out from other recruiters because he is sincerely interested in developing a mutually beneficial long term relationship with you than he is in simply closing the deal, and you can publicly discuss your experiences with Chris here in the KernelTrap forums.
How to use the kernel job board
The job market is a very competitive place. If you've already submit your resume, you will be among the first people considered for new jobs posted to our job boards, before the job is even made public in our job listings. In other words, if you're looking for employment it's in your best interests to submit your resume right away, even if you can't find a job in our lists that matches your interests. By submitting your resume, you are introducing yourself to our recruiter who will then begin actively working on your behalf to find you a job that matches your talents and requirements.
The job board widget
You'll notice that a list of Linux kernel jobs now shows up in the right column of each page on KernelTrap. You can keep an eye on the latest job offerings there, as well as jobs from other technical job boards in other markets. In addition to the Linux Kernel job board, you will also find a general Linux job board, and a Linux System Administration job board. Other relevant job boards may be added in the future.
The goal with our job board is to both provide a useful service to our readers, as well as to help bring in some income with which to continue improving KernelTrap. This website has been run as a hobby in my spare time for many years, but it has increasingly become my goal to make it possible to devote more of my time and attention to the site. As this goal becomes a reality, you will begin seeing more original content including new kernel hacker interviews, kernel programming how-to guides, and in-depth articles.
I'm very interested in comments, criticisms and suggestions on how we can make our new job board more useful to you. Please post your comments here, or send me an email at email@example.com.