Stack Overflow Careers helps users find a job. The application focuses on all types of jobs, from startups to positions at Fortune 500 companies. The user can get started by searching for a specific company, job title or other keyword along with a location (a city, country or zip code). Stack Overflow Careers also posts popular keywords, locations and employers on the homepage. A short list of featured jobs is presented as well as a few job postings near the user’s location (which the site automatically sets). A company spotlight area also gives the user more to look at before reviewing their search results. Employers can also use Stack Overflow careers to post a job and seek out possible candidates.Show more screenshots »
Stack Overflow Careers was created by the team behind Stack Overflow, a programming Q and A website. The Stack Overflow team currently includes CEO Joel Spolsky, CTO Jeff Atwood, CFO Michael Pryor, Software Engineers Jarrod Dixon, David Fullterton, Emmett Nicholas and Geoff Dalgas, Product Manager Korneel Bouman, Community Coordinator Robert Cartaino, Vice President of Products Jeff Szczepanski, System Administrators George Beech and Kyle Brandt, Director of Marketing Alison Sperling and Office Manager Amanda Zompetti.
Stack Overflow Careers offers many of the same features of other job search applications. The site is geared mainly towards programmers, giving it a specialized niche that those looking for development work can appreciate. The site is also a product of Stack Overflow, which for some is another reason to check it out.
The Stack Overflow Careers website adopts the Stack Overflow orange and grey color scheme. The site is well organized, offering a good balance of design and open space. Each job listing is presented on the search results page with a title, company, location and a few tags so the user can learn more before looking at the actual job profile. The three navigational tabs located at the top, right hand corner of the website help users move from the homepage to their profile and the job search.
A new user can begin by clicking on the “My Profile” tab in the upper, right hand corner of the page. Users should note that Stack Overflow Careers is an invitation only website. Users can be recommended for an invitation by friends and colleagues. Stack Overflow Careers will also send invitations to users who meet certain criteria. A field is available for users who wish to show their interest by submitting their email address for consideration.
Stack Overflow Careers offers users another place to find work both online and offline. There is no subscription fee or other charge for this service. The application is currently also limited. Only new users with an invitation can create an account. Obtaining an invitation is also free, but requires a recommendation from someone the user knows. Users can also request a chance to be reviewed by Stack Overflow Careers.
Stack Overflow Careers is intended for programmers who are searching for work. Employers can also use Stack Overflow Careers as a place to post available positions. The application is currently very restricted as far as which job seekers are accepted. Although that might be frustrating for programmers, it could be viewed as a plus in the eyes of employers.