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Poach me, I'm for hireIn this economy, people are looking for jobs however and wherever they can. But in some industries, like the high-tech field, online placement sites like Monster or CareerBuilder are too general and traditional recruiters can't keep up with demand. CNET's...
Paul Biggar and his co-founder (Allen Runner?) needed to hire a graphic designer for their San Francisco Bay startup Circle CI. There weren't a lot of people who are excited about our space. If you're bad, we don't want and if you're good everyone wants them. After striking out a specialty websites like Hacker News and Dribble, they got a lead to check out jobpoacher.com, a new free tech-oriented website where job seeker enter very basic information like title, current salary and desired salary. Everything's kind of anonymous so you're not really at risk of your employee or you know, your co-workers finding out that you're even considering another job. John Everett (Krayden?) is a full-time software engineer who created Job Poacher in a spare time as an alternative to the traditional process of uploading a resume and cover letter. This company is in need, you know good engineers more than the engineers need them. Back to the guys in San Francisco, through Job Poacher, they connect with Carlos Rosquillas in Tijuana, Mexico. I look at the site, very low (varying?) to entry, no credit cards' anonymity. You know, it felt like Craigslist for jobs. It basically said, you know, I'm a designer earning x who wants to earn y and x and y where within out range... Once interviewed by Paul with Circle and then the rest is history. Within 10 days, Carlos quit his job to Telecommute for Circle CI in California. So far, I absolutely love it. Job Poacher.com has been online for only 6 weeks but already more than 3,000 user have uploaded their profiles. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.