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I agree with Mr. Wish, coming from a person who is about to graduate in
June, let everyone advertise jobs on the list!  I've been to about 4
technical job fairs at my school this year and found a grand total of 2
out of about 100 that were structural engineering positions.  I found this
listserver to be very helpful in providing information related to learning
about the job market, specifically the structural engineering job market.
The listserver is an effective way of reaching a large audience, quickly.

David Taquino
...taking the EIT this Saturday, wish me luck...

On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Dennis S. Wish wrote:

> I don't believe anyone wants to discourage those looking for jobs from other
> members of this list. The main advantage to using the list over the web is
> that the word is distributed to almost 6,000 subscribers immediately. I
> think this benefits the person searching for work more than the company
> looking for an employee. There is not doubt that the web site offers a
> useful service in this regard, but the distribution is not immediate nor is
> it as far reaching. If one post on this list does not yield a job offer,
> then I highly suggest following up with the SEAOC web site. It can't hurt to
> use both as tools to find work.
> There is another advantage to posting on this list. If we assume the person
> searching is already a member of this list then we can expect that he has a
> few more skills than those posting on the web alone. He may be more
> interested in the activities of the professional community and is exhibiting
> his desire to participate - not a bad plus if your considering hiring.
> Personally I would - if I were hiring - choose someone with more computer
> literacy and one who is interested in participating with their chosen
> profession.
> Therefore, I don't feel that it is at all wrong to post a request for work
> on this list. Nor do I feel it is wrong to request any available member on
> this list to help on a project or share work. Once the team is created or
> the job is secure, take it off-line and away from the list.
> Any comments?
> Dennis