June 9, 2008
This is the first in a short series of “reviews” I’ll be doing of job boards which are aimed at, or broadly support, PHP developers. The first one out is phpjobs.com.
PHPJobs.com never seems to have a huge selection of job listings, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’ve contacted a few of the jobs listed on phpjobs.com, and they all seemed legitimate. Some job boards will get overrun by recruiters pitching the same job under different names, or sometimes seemingly just collecting resumes from people when they don’t really have the job they’re offering. I didn’t find any of that going on with the few people I contacted who listed positions with phpjobs.com
Posting a job is free, and phpjobs.com is based on JobThread.com. Posting a job with phpjobs.com will apparently get that job listing in to the jobthread network, which should get it seen on many other major sites (slashdot, for example).
One other feature I liked which not every board has is a distinction about “telecommute” positions. Often searching for “php telecommute” on the larger boards (monster, etc.) will bring up posts where the word ‘telecommute’ is followed by ‘no’. Letting a poster indicate if telecommuting is allowed is definitely useful. What might help even more is indicators for “some telecommute” and “100% telecommute”.
It’s definitely a good thing to check out phpjobs.com if you’re looking for a PHP job. Because of its small size, checking only takes a couple moments, and you just might find the job you’re looking for.