I am pleased to announced The Soup - http://the-soup.net/ - a tasty new resource for the Rails Community.
Are you a Talented person that is looking for new and interesting projects to work on? Are you a Project Sponsor that is looking to build quality relationships in anticipation of your next hiring cycle?
Inspired by the story of The Stone Soup, The Soup provides a way for Talented people to work on great Projects with the benefit of developing long-term trusting relationships.
Much more than jobs, The Soup helps build healthy relationships
Would you place a job ad or hire a recruiter if you had positive experiences with talented people that could do the job? In the same way that marriage preceded by dating likely increases a positive outcome, The Soup provides a tool for Talented people and Projects to work on bite sized projects – getting to know each other before committing to a long term work arrangement.
Here's how it works; You, a Talented Person, who's looking for work or interesting projects:
1.List your skills, Bio and other helpful info
2.We'll match your skills, and notify you about Project matches on your 'Possible Work' Feed;
3.Apply for projects that look interesting;
4.Once accepted by the Project Sponsor, start doing the work;
5.Complete the project and bask in the glory of having made a positive impression and a new potential work relationship.
And you, Project Sponsor looking to expand your pool of talent:
1. List your Bio and other helpful info to help attract Talent;
2. Carve out a small part of a project, and place a free ad on The Soup;
3. Wait for the applications to roll in on your 'Projects' Feed;
4. Choose 1 or more Talented People to do the work;
5. Receive the finished work and an expanded pool of Talented People.
Talented People get experience and possible leads on future work opportunities, and Project Sponsors build a talent pool for a future hiring cycle. Mmmm good!
As a final note, when you sign up be sure to list your favorite blogs in your profile, and subscribe to a single feed that includes everybody's favorites. Now that's tasty.
I hope you enjoy The Soup. I've worked hard to provide a resource I believe the community can benefit from. I hope you enjoy The Soup.
The nNovation Group, inc.
P.S. We're in early beta (technology beta, not Google beta), so please help out by filing bug reports and feature requests in the discussion forum.
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