This article is from the Jobs FAQ, by Snoopy snoopy-at-sopwith.uucp.
All job offers should be restricted to misc.jobs.offered.
(Except for contract jobs which go to misc.jobs.contract instead.)
Discussions of job offers, and resumes requesting positions,
should likewise be limited to the appropriate groups. Followup
articles to postings in .offered or .resumes should go to
misc.jobs.misc, or to the poster via email. Again,
judicious use of the Followup-To: is heartily encouraged.
The exception is a job which can be filled by either an
"employee" or a "contractor". In this case, it is correct to
cross-post the article to both misc.jobs.offered and
For the case of a job which will begin as a "contract" job,
but may become a "direct employee" (aka "permanent") position
later, the majority of readers want it to be posted to
misc.jobs.contract, and *not* cross-posted to misc.jobs.offered.
Readers want the split between .offered and .contract to be
based on the tax status. In the US, form W-2 jobs go to .offered,
form 1099 jobs go to .contract.
It is also acceptable to cross-post to a dedicated jobs newsgroup
in the local heirarchy serving the area where the job will
be performed. Do not, however, cross-post to random local
heirarchies, or to newsgroups that are not dedicated to jobs.
Your posting may be the first time a potential employee has
heard of you. Posting to the wrong group does not make a good