Hi, I thought I sent a response back to you about this – but I may not have sent it (It’s been pretty hectic for me this weekend )
You are right to point out that the new job postings have been scrambled. When we re-did the Jobs database, we sent an e-mail message to each company in the database inviting them to remove their positions from the new listings. They received detailed steps on how to remove their posts and use the new format.
Looking at the database today, I can assume at least two possible scenarios:
[*]each company we e-mailed has chosen to keep each position up since they are still looking for candidates
[*]some (most? ) companies were thoroughly confused by the removal procedures they received, or the removal procedures were not received by the appropriate person (i.e. maybe they were sent to someone who has since left the firm)
Feeling that the second scenario is a more likely case (what can I say? I’m conservative), I am relieved that this new system has an automatic expiry system. Assuming (optimistically) that these companies still wish to fill the posted positions, I’ve set an expiry period of 40 days from 21 November, the date of the new format. The default lifetime of a new position is 14 days.
So what does this mean to people who are looking for a job in Taiwan?
A few things:
Positions posted on 21 Nov should be viewed with a grain of saltIf you do call a company and the position is filled, tell them you found the position posted on ORIENTED – hopefully, they will contact us about removing or updating it, in case they do not wish to remove it themselves.Similarly, you can e-mail us at email@example.com and tell us which position is stale. We will then contact that company and verify if they wish to have the position removed.If you have other questions or ideas, please post them below, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS me (gus) at 0952 948 975 (btw, I’m out of the country now and will be back in Taipei next week[/list]