When I started writing this blog in May of 2005 I have always asked people what they would like to see added to the site. Over time, it has morphed and some have called this more of a portal than a blog.
Whatever, some soda and I say pop.
All I know is I see more total visitors, a growing number of frequent visitors every month, and while comments are few the amount of email has been insane.
There may be a new page, or web site, about to be born.
The past few months I have been contacted by quite a few startup and small companies looking for information technology professionals and not yet able or wanting to use a search firm guy like me.
They are not using the job boards either because of cost or because of poor results when they have used them. Some are looking for consultants, free agents, and others for full time employment.
I have been kicking around the idea of starting a job board. Something for the Twin Cities technology professionals and employers wanting to hire them.
Not so much as a “money maker” or revenue stream but as a way to help good companies find good people. If a new client or some candidates find their way to me great but if I can help the local tech companies and workers meet up, that would be good enough.
If the only way to use the service is to charge for ads I should be able to find a way to donate the money to local nonprofits that help train the un/underemployed or put computers in schools.
I have a few domain names I have acquired in the past year so setting up a site separate from this should be easy to do. I had thought about adding it on here but I think it makes more sense to have a separate site.
As you are reading and have an idea on how I could do something like this, or if it is needed in the Twin Cities tech market, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.