Friday, October 3, 2008

Boulder's own job fair

You remember job fairs: A dusty conference center; you in your dress-for-success best complete with uncomfortable shoes; that ugly portfolio full of resumes printed at Kinkos; the endless shuffle from table to table where corporate boosters boasted about their company's culture and benefits, never about the boring jobs they had to offer.

Twenty of Boulder's high-tech startups have a better idea. They've pooled their resources to fly in 100 of the best software developers, programmers and engineers from across the country during the week of Oct. 27 for an all-expenses-paid three days and two nights of checking out our fair city, networking with the hiring companies and each other, and quite possibly making a career- and life-changing decision.

This kind of creative recruiting fits our entrepreneurial community perfectly. I wish there had been something like this when I was looking for my first post-grad school job.

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