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December 1, 2006

The Open Source Job Market is Good

This is a reminder to anyone who works in technology, particularly open source, that the job market is healthy. If you've been waiting for the right time to start looking, that time is here.

I'm just saying this because I get a continuous stream of requests from friends, former co-workers, open source community associates, and random people who read here. Things like "Mike, we desperately need a MySQL DBA. Do you know anyone?" or "Do you know anyone who is available to do some PHP/Perl work." My unscientific sense is that companies are paying more because good open source folks are in demand.

Rather than posting every individual job that comes along I'm just going to say it once in general...look around. You'll find them. These companies are out there actively looking, they aren't the very special, hidden, must-be-part-of-a-secret-society jobs. You should be able to find them with a little poking around.

Just a reminder.

Posted by mike at December 1, 2006 12:35 PM