Linux People (cont’d)

August 19, 2009

So here are the relevant tech’s: linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Apache, Tomcat, Nagios, Postfix, .war files, LAMP, Bash, Perl, Ruby, Oracle and MySQL. 

With this many terms, what’s a good strategy? There are ‘hacks’ of sorts that would allow one to search through social networking sites like LinkedIn through Google (ways that get you around the search result limit if you don’t have a premium account). But that still leaves you with a cold calling situation.

My thinking is that the best way to present the position when coming in cold is to really drill down in terms of the job responsibilities and present actual job tasks in technical terms to a) present a clearer and therefore more engaging picture of the position, b) allow potential candidates to judge their fit/match for the position c) let it stand out from other listings for the same position d) present the position as a more challenging role (and hopefully therefore more interesting).

I realize that developing a network is the ideal solution here, but again the question is more a matter of what do you do when you do not have that luxury.


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