I’ve been wondering about the feasibility of what I’ve been mentally calling “JobCamp”. It wouldn’t be an UnConference so much as an UnJobFair — take some organizations looking for employees and some technology workers considering new employment, and see if they can be matched up into little groups that would periodically meet.
The potential employers could talk a little about their company, the opportunities available, what they’re looking for and how they’re unique. The potential employees could talk a little about the kind of experience they have, what kinds of work they’re looking for and how they can add value. If and when connections form, the potential employer and potential employee could have a more detailed conversation, either in that same event or in separate meetings they could arrange there.
Seems like something that could work, given the right combination of scale and suitable matching up front, so I’m curious. I’ve put together a little survey on the subject, and if this interests you either as an employee or an employer, I’d be happy if you’d answer the survey.