I find good information researching reddit for jobs and career advice.
Despite its quirky, nerdy, and sometimes control-freak guidelines, its funky old school layout of aggregated links, and its occasional profane, immature member posts, reddit.com has some of the most useful forums on the Internet.
For those of you who have not used reddit, the website’s categories are subreddits. Here are a few subreddits for jobs and career advice.
Searching the word “job” returns these subreddits.
How to get work and how to leave it. Employment, recruitment, résumés, CVs, interviews.
Hire a Redditor: if you’re hiring
If you search the word “career,” the website returns subreddits like these:
“/r/cscareerquestions: CS Career Questions
A subreddit for those with questions about having or pursuing a career in computer science or related fields.
30,373 subscribers, a community for 3 years”
Primarily for accountants to learn about and discuss their career choice. Advice and questions welcome.
17,834 subscribers, a community for 5 years”
“/r/careerguidance: Career Guidance
A place to discuss career options, to ask questions and give advice!
7,965 subscribers, a community for 2 years”
“/r/FinancialCareers: Discussions On Careers In Finance
Discussions on various careers in finance, how to land these careers and the paths to take to get to these careers.
5,235 subscribers, a community for 3 years”
“/r/FutureFilmmakers: The Subreddit for Aspiring Filmmakers
This subreddit is for people who plan to have a career in film, television, or other video production related things.
28 subscribers, a community for 10 months”
“/r/JobHunterSupport: Job Hunter Support
A sub for everyone currently looking for a job. Everyone is welcome, whether they are looking for a career straight out of college, summer employment or just something new. Share your stories and get support from those going through what you are.
36 subscribers, a community for 3 months”
I should state a bit of caution about forums. In open forums on any website (Yahoo, LinkedIn, Quora, reddit), you are getting advice from people you often do not know. I view Reddit’s “user agreement” as good advice to anyone using any Internet forum:
“we don’t endorse user content
We take no responsibility for, we do not expressly or implicitly endorse, and we do not assume any liability for any user content submitted by you to reddit.
links and reddit
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