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frequently asked questions about misc.jobs, how to use Usenet to find a job or contract, worker, discuss employment issues.

This FAQ about misc.jobs, how to use Usenet to find a job or contract, worker, discuss employment issues was compiled and written by Snoopy snoopy-at-sopwith.uucp

Thank-you for your time and adherence to these guidelines. If a poster should fail to comply, readers are encouraged to first reply to the poster by mail. You may wish to include a copy of this FAQ since they probably haven't seen it. Send a Cc to the news administrator for the poster's site if needed.

With your help, we can keep the quality of postings high, the unemployment rate low, and most importantly, the peace.

Posters should reread the FAQ from time to time, as posting guidelines are added or modified from time to time to correct problems as they come up or in response to user suggestions.

If after reading this FAQ, you still have questions, post them to misc.jobs.misc. Helpful people hang out there and someone should be able to help you.

If you have suggestions concerning ways in which this posting may be improved, please send mail to me directly. Note that the headers have been modified to discourage spammers. My userid is "snoopy", my machine is "sopwith.uucp", given this info you should be able to compile a mail address.

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-1 What is misc.jobs.offered?
It is a news group for the posting of job offerings by individuals,...
-1.1 What isn't misc.jobs.offered?
It is not a discussion group or a group for posting resumes. ...
-2 misc.jobs.offered: Why have posting guidelines?
Given the very high number of postings in these groups, it is ...
-3.1 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: The Subject: line must have a specific format.
Three pieces of information belong in the Subject: line....
-3.2 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: All postings must be for actual positions.
Any job which is offered or alluded to must actually exist,...
-3.3 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: The organization posting must be identified.
The name of the company making the offer must be present ...
-3.4 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: Do not post to inappropriate newsgroups.
All job offers should be restricted to misc.jobs.offered....
-3.5 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: Job offerings must be verifiable.
The name and phone number or address of the person ...
-3.6 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: Location of the position must be provided.
The location of the job must be clearly stated both in ...
-3.7 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: A salary or salary range must be provided.
Salary is a useful screen for matching jobs with workers....
-3.8 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: A word about skill and legal requirements.
It is usually helpful to list both ideal or desired ...
-3.9 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: Is there a time cut-off?
If there is a particular date which applications must ...
-3.10 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: A word about abbreviations and terms.
Abbreviations can be useful in the Subject line, but there ...
-3.11 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: How to redirect followups.
From time to time it is necessary to remove a conversation ...
-3.12 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: Should I combine multiple openings into one posting?
The main issue here is allowing the user to do ...
-3.13 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: What about character sets?
This is a problem. Usenet is an international network, but ...
-3.14 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: Do I need to respond to every resume I receive?
Is it not required that you respond to every resume you receive,...
-3.15 misc.jobs Posting Guidelines: Anything else I should include?
Try to anticipate the questions prospective employees will have ...
-4 What is misc.jobs.resumes?
Misc.jobs.resumes is a place for individuals seeking ...
-5 What is misc.jobs.misc?
This group exists for job related discussion....
-6 What is misc.jobs.contract?
This group is for discussion of contract work, as ...
-7 misc.jobs: How many people will see my posting?
According to the December 1990 statistics compiled by ...
-8 misc.jobs: How often can I re-post an article?
If you do not get any (or any interesting) responses ...
-9 misc.jobs: How do I update an article with new information, correct a mistake, or otherwise improve it?
Once your article has been posted, you cannot go back and edit it....
-10 misc.jobs: What do I do once the job is filled (or I find a job)?
Once the position is filed (or you find a job), you ...
-11 misc.jobs: How do I cancel an article?
The usual way to cancel an article is to bring it up in ...
-12 misc.jobs: What is a "Keywords:" line, and how do I make one?
Usenet articles have two sections: a header and a body. ...
-13 misc.jobs: I have this great idea to make money.
The following guideline is borrowed from Gene Spafford's ...
-15 How do I find out the cost of living in another city?
[ These two sources are useful for the USA. Pointers to similar ...
-16 misc.jobs: Where can I get more information about this network?
The misc.jobs groups are part of Usenet. Usenet is ...
-17 Is misc.jobs archived anywhere?
I am not aware of any sites which archive misc.jobs, ...
-19 misc.jobs: What are the country codes? (for subject lines)
The following is a list of country codes. This information has ...
-20 misc.jobs: Codes for US states and Canadian provinces. (for subject lines)
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