OT: TKP Job Board

I've wanted to start a TKP Job Board for awhile, but with so many layoffs due to Covid-19, I thought now would be a good time.

Guidelines so things don't get crazy:

  • Only list a job once
  • Please include your email in the job posting for offline discussion.
  • Please update your original job posting comment when the job has been filled
  • If you are interested in a job, please email the poster directly to reduce noise

Any other guidelines that would be helpful?

My goal with this is to connect Hokies in need with companies that are hiring!

Mods - if this isn't allowed, please delete.

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Hey jmecca, can I drop you an email or DM about the position? I'm very interested.

Please do!

Email: jmecca at veruna dot com or LinkedIn is good too.

A/E firm Looking for:
Mechanical Engineers/designers
Electrical Engineers/designers
Construction Administrators
Structural Designers/Engineers
Architect/ Project Managers/designers
Civil engineers/designers

Offices in Blacksburg, Charleston, WV, and Martinsburg, WV. Positions are available at all three offices.
Firm does a wide range of work. K-12, Governmental, higher Ed, industrial, medical/behavioral health. Most anything except residential, developer work, churches. I mean, we occasionally do these, but they aren't markets we often dabble in.

Your firm ever offer Internships or Coop opportunities. My son is a Sophomore Civil major and is starting to look.

Yes. We have one a year ahead working for us right now (she wants to go structural, but is doing a bit of both). As he gets closer to wanting to look for such things, have him drop off a resume at ZMM (it's beside the south main Kroger). Or can email it to careers@zmm.com.

Will do. Thank you.

This is still active. Civil is also on the table.

Still very much an active thing. Architects, engineers, and construction administration folks needed. If you're interested, drop an email and I'll reach out.

Additionally, any engineers or cost estimators looking for sub opportunities would be welcome to reach out.

Is there a way to keep this pinned somewhere so it stays up? We just hired 2 people for the entry-level position and I would have loved to have posted here.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

This is good, but I really thought the first post was going to be for VT head football coach.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

Was looking for just this when the thread was posted....Bravo. Needed something to smile about.

I work at the John's Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. They are hiring machanical, aerospace, electrical and systems engineers like crazy right now.

As do I....and yep, lots of hiring (though the interview/hiring process is VERY slow). What sector do you work in?

I work in the force projection sector. Yourself?

Space Exploration Sector (SES)

Small Asheville Architectural Firm looking for entry-mid level candidates. We specialize in modern custom residential design. (www.vellumad.com) Archicad and Residential experience a plus.

Please send resume and portfolio to info@vellumad.com

I have no experience and I'm in a completely different field, but ignore all of that and pick me just so I can move to Asheville.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

No Pick me Pick me!

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

If you know people at Urban3 tell them to call me back. But don't make me sound desperate.

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

We're hiring for a DevOps Engineer at Delfi Diagnostics, an early cancer detection company located in Baltimore, MD. Happy to respond to DMs at carey at delfidiagnostics dot com if you are interested.

Head coach. Virginia tech. Blacksburg, Va. Available as soon as possible.

Pay: $10.00 an hour with potential for bonuses. Will go up substantially after 4 years if successful candidate is still employed

Bonuses = Hardees coupons

VB born, class of '14

Who's up to putting together a resume for Fuente that we can send to other schools?

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Here's my rough draft

Vroom Vroom

Shot in the dark here. I work for a small Landscaping company in Durham and we are hiring for 2 foreman positions right now. 1 would be landscape maintenance, the other would be residential landscape installation. Anyone in the area looking?

Entry-level job opportunity in Philadelphia area. Remote for now but if and when things get back to normal, would be in the office. You would probably need to be local or willing to move to be considered.

We do market research business consulting for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Company website is below if anyone wants to check it out, and I'm happy to speak with people if you are interested. Just let me know. This is a different department from me and I have nothing to do with the hiring or evaluation of people for it. Was just asked to post the job on the local university sites as I am the point person for hiring entry level people for our research staff, so I wanted to post here.


Job description listed below as well as how to apply.
SALARY: $45,000
JOB TYPE: Graduate Job
Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to USRecruitment@researchpartnership.com

We are looking for bright, inquisitive graduates who are committed to pursuing a career in international pharmaceutical market research and consultancy as a Project Coordinator. The role is primarily office based.

We work with global pharmaceutical and biotech companies to conduct market research that answers their key business questions. By joining the Research Partnership you will be part of a team that helps to execute a piece of qualitative or quantitative research that directly helps them reach their business objectives.
Field Project Coordinators
• The role is very varied and requires people with strong project management skills and the ability to be flexible and adaptable. You will have the opportunity to work on complex global projects and learn a lot about the pharmaceutical industry, therapy areas and local markets. The role is primarily office based post-coronavirus.

• As ad-hoc field project coordinator you will manage our partner agencies to recruit respondents from healthcare (e.g. doctors, nurses, patients, etc) who agree to participate in our market research.
• You will play an integral role in the project team. A vital part of the job is being the liaison point between external agencies and our internal researchers within the company so good communication skills are key.
• As you develop into your role you will manage the entire fieldwork process on a project,
• You will need to develop negotiation skills as you try to get the best prices on a project. You will ensure that projects run smoothly and that the highest standards of research are maintained.
• In addition, you will obtain costs from our suppliers for senior personnel within the company to input into proposals.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

This just popped up on my LinkedIn feed. Could not resist reposting here in case someone is interested.

Calling all #hokies, join our team! Virginia Tech is hiring a full time project coordinator. This position will oversee a suite of activities designed to grow industry partnerships and alumni engagement. Come join a dynamic and amazing team! Apply today: https://lnkd.in/dQsnnxQ

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

I'm not sure if this allowed but my organization hosts a job board for the AEC industry. Whether you are a job seeker or an employer, you can post your opportunity or resume. If you are an employer, let me know and I can get you a discount on your listing. Posting resumes is free.

DBIA Career Spot

P.S. If you are student in VTs construction mgmt program I'd be interested in knowing who your faculty advisor is. We have been trying to get our student chapter there back online for a few years but can't seem to find the right faculty. Thanks!

Bob: What would ya say ya do here?

Brad: I already told you! I iron out the minutiae so Justin doesn't have to. I have people skills dammit! What the hell is wrong with you people?

Forgot this thread existed, but we have open positions for careers in construction in the SWVA/NETN market area. Looking for an estimator, PM, superintendents, etc. Here's a link with some additional information (listed job is for estimator but others please apply).


Still have openings for project managers, estimators, construction superintendents.

Our company is looking for real estate agents to provide service to the transportation industry.


Use the contacts page to contact Eric if interested.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Any GIS Hokies in the Lynchburg area or recent grads looking for their first gig, my GIS Tech just put in her notice today to go back to grad school. GIS Tech/Analyst
I can 800% guarantee you won't get in trouble for being on TKP at work.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I'm looking for something, but I'm not interested in living in the Lynchburg area

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

It's not that bad if you manage to stay away from the Biberty side of town. I thought I would hate it, but I actually love it.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

How about the RVA area?

Vroom Vroom

Yeah I'd be interested in RVA, message me on LinkedIn I'll check it out

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

As football goes, so goes GIS.

Quit stealing my croots, dammit!!!

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

New Grads (2020 or 2021) with Biology/Life Sciences Degrees needed at the National Institutes of Health. We have a couple of Lab Tech/Lab Admin positions open. These are entry level roles with the National Cancer Institute doing groundbreaking work in Cancer Research.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Supporting FudBoster: to any new grads (2020 or 2021) with Biology/Life Sciences degrees ... I strongly encourage you to get an a real job for at least a couple of years outside of academia (i.e., one that pays a real salary and offers a 401k or 403b or whatever similar number/letter-like program) and not go into a Ph.D. program right away. And taking a year off to work as a lab tech in an academic setting like I did does not count.

I can go on for days about why you should be careful about staying in academia from age 17 through 29. Just make sure that you truly enjoy the day-to-day work of being in a lab and that you understand what the job market really is for Ph.D. scientists before jumping into that route (hint: the notion that there is a shortage of scientists at that level for the jobs that need to be filled is so far from reality it would make Goebbel's blush). Getting a masters is, as far as I know, okay. And if you get all the information and, with eyes wide open, feel that a doctorate in the life sciences is the way to go, you can still do it. Just make sure to do your own due diligence first.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Thanks for the follow up. Well said. I'd also add that NIH is a great place to obtain references for folks that are looking to continue their education for Ph.D programs. These folks are well known and well connected.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

We are currently hiring for some field service tech positions, need to be fluent and have experience with PLC logic and FANUC robots. LINK HERE

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Aside: How long have you been with Pearson?

I should talk with y'all about some of your capabilities, maybe at the next Pack EXPO. It would be nice to have a local integrator to work with.

So I've been with pearson since they bought my old company Flexicell about 3 years and wouldve been 5 years with Flexicell. Dont think we are going to this years pack EXPO due to covid concerns but we do a wide range of stuff now along with the robotic integration. We do a very wide range of case packing, palletizing, and with Pearsons tech case building sealing etc so we can do all of a packing job with our wide range.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Ok cool, I worked with Flexicell maybe 8 years back on a project on one of our packaging lines. Didn't know they had been bought.

Yeah so the old owner sold so he could retire and we got bought by pearson so now we can do all parts of a packaging line with their tech combined with ours. We still do primarily all the robotic integration here in VA as its kind of our specialty in a way plus we have a fab shop to do all the custom parts when we need them which makes it easier to keep it all in house. Hope the line yall got a few years back is going strong I help out with refurbs and rebuilds alot so I get to see and work on alot of the older stuff and do alot of the aftermarket refurbs with all the electrical stuff.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

We (Liebherr) are looking for some Mechanical and Electrical Engineers as well as some Analysis, Simulation and Testing positions in Newport News.

Link to Newport News openings

Hi TKPers,
I work as the Engineering Manager for eCMMS a subsidiary of Foxconn (Taiwanese tech giant) and we have over 30 open positions. We run a packaging facility for a U.S. based technology company on their site near the 295/64 interchange on the east side of Richmond.
We have generous healthcare benefits (2 of 3 plans are zero cost for an individual).
We have a 401k plan available currently with 4% match and 100% vesting from Day 1 of eligibility.
We currently have both salaried and hourly positions available for various levels of skill and education posted at the following link: https://ecmmsva.com/careers/job-openings/
Please feel free to reach out to me directly on LinkedIn if you are interested or have any questions about any of the positions: www.linkedin.com/in/david-linkenauger-cpe-97456521

Literally closed on a house in Sandston yesterday. My wife (MSE grad) got a job at DuPont and I'm (history major) just looking to see what's in the area. I'll check in our your opportunities, any other good companies in this area?

There are a ton of businesses in the area between Laburnum and the Bottoms Bridge exit on 64 (mi 205).

Not sure what type of work you are looking for, but if you are flexible there should be an opportunity for you within 10 minutes of your house.

My company is looking to bring in a couple of people for the entry-level Research Analyst role in the medical technologies (Med-Tech) group. Full time and $50,000 per year. Great opportunity for science and engineering people who want to get into the business aspects of science, but we really don't care that much about the specific degree you have.

Our entry-level positions are for people who are still in school but getting ready to graduate (end of the summer is okay) or who are recent graduates with 0-2 years of work experience. We don't say a job requires 3 years of experience in the field and then have the gall to call it "entry level". I would normally handle the initial resume and cover letter review, but if anyone applies from TKP, I will recuse myself and have someone else make the final interview decisions. Feel it would be better if I did not evaluate others from here.

As with the job posted above, people are expected to be in the office in Horsham, PA once things get back to normal. Please do not apply unless you are living in the Philadelphia area or are willing to move there - and we are not going to pay relocation for an entry-level position. Just no way to justify the cost for that. We only post on local university websites and I post here for fellow Hokies just in case you are in the area or from the area.

If you are interested, just reply to this post and I'll get in touch with you.

We are a full-service market research consulting firm conducting both qualitative and quantitative research for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. The Med-Tech group focuses primarily on medical devices and technology. Our clients include large multi-national firms as well as mid-sized and emerging companies. As a global firm with major offices in the US, UK, France and Singapore, the majority of our studies involve working in multiple countries with physicians, patients, caregivers, allied health professionals, or payers.

The Research Analyst's primary roles are to coordinate fieldwork with vendors, analyze the results from primary market research and help prepare slides to be incorporated into final reports for clients. This includes:

Obtain cost quotes from vendors for senior management
Liaison with fieldwork agencies to assure proper recruiting of the people we are interviewing occurs within the specified time frame
Provide regular updates to the client about how the project is progressing
Prepare notes and analyze the results of individual one-on-one interviews or focus group interviews conducted by RP
Analyze results obtained from quantitative surveys RP is conducting
Prepare slides for senior management, which will be incorporated into final reports

We offer formal as well as on-the-job training, competitive salaries, and opportunities for internal advancement, health benefits, flextime, and a 401K plan with company contributions. Positions are open immediately, but we are able to accommodate those who will graduate by the end of the summer, 2021

Candidates for the entry-level Research Analyst position should:

Be a US citizen or legal resident able to work indefinitely in the US without sponsorship – we do not currently sponsor H1B Visas or OPT candidates
Either (1) anticipate graduation by the summer of 2021 (end of summer is okay) or (2) be a recent college graduate with 0-2 years of work experience
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for serious consideration
Have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills – initial interviews will take place by telephone and candidates will be asked to provide a writing and PowerPoint sample before any in-person interviews occur
Be comfortable working with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Once things get back to normal, be willing to travel approximately 10% of the time – the majority of travel is US domestic, but some international travel is possible, including to the home office in London
Be logistically based at the US home office in Horsham – most of the office is working remotely and will likely continue this way for a while. We currently allow people to work remotely or come into the office based on their comfort level with coming in - but some staff training will take place in the main office.

The ideal candidate will have a natural science, social science, engineering, or business/marketing background, but this is not required. Experience in market research, experience in healthcare, medical devices/technology, or fluency in multiple languages are pluses, but not required.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

My company - SEA Studio, Architects - right outside of Bethany Beach Delaware is looking for an experienced architect (3 years +/-) and a recent architecture and/or interior design grad. Check us out if you, or someone you know, wants to work somewhere cool where the boss won't judge you for TKPing (unless you're not TKPing hard enough). We do good work and we (try to) have fun doing it

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Don't have those skills, but checked out your website - you guys do really cool work! Love the modern beach houses!


+1 to the comment about your site, love it and the work you all do.

Random, somewhat unrelated question:

My parents have semi-retired to Salt Pond and would like to have an outdoor shower built, but are having very little luck finding someone who will return their calls. Do you have anyone you would suggest?

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

I love the old style VT logo (T in the V) hidden in the Ocean View Residence

Onward and upward

Good catch! Clients (and friends) are also huge Hokies

Thanks hammer! It's crazy busy here so not surprising that they're having trouble getting a call back. We've got a handy man or two that I could recommend though. Have them email us through the site and I'll get them in touch

Loving the lower Delaware love in here!!!!!

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Doing our yearly 10 day Camping at cape henlopen this week. Im also an architect....nice work Mas Scott.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Nice. My firm is the City engineer for Lewes. I've been assisting with a lot of the green and resilient initiatives around Lewes and the Delaware seashore. Enjoy your extended week. We are headed to Deep Creek this weekend to get some cooler weather.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Thanks Nerf! Ive been camping here since I was 1 year old in 1969. Do you live in the area? Always willing to get together for a beer with another Hokie and TKPer! I know youre a golfer too- i played Baywood (VERY poorly) on sunday and will probably do the Rookery on thursday or friday.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Awesome! Yeah, live in Laurel, and am over at the beach quite a bit. Haven't gotten to play Rookery yet, but it's on my list soon. (I am swamped now, leaving on Friday, and it'll be in the fall sometime.) I'm a member at Nutters in Salisbury, for now, but moving closer to another course in the fall. I'll have to assess membership options then. Love Baywood, just haven't gotten a chance to play it lately. (Played Queenstown River course yesterday. Love that layout except for a few holes.) But would be up for a beer at the new Dewey Beer location in Harbeson in the future for sure!!!

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Sounds great! We'll be here same week next year. Ill try to remember to reach out and maybe we can work in a round together as well.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

I'm in for that round of golf if it happens! I'm draw more than I play though so keep your expectations low!

No worries here bro. Absolutely ill take you up on that...maybe we can work out a TKP foursome!....i used to shoot about a 92-94....but lost 2 years of playin cause of major abdominal surgeries due to cancer so its all different for me now...on top of just gettin older (53).....but i just enjoy being on the right side of the dirt and havin fun with good people out on the links and havin a few beers no matter how I or my partners play or what their age is.

My wife, daughter and I are here through Sunday if any of you guys in this subthread wanna hook up for a beer and a bite at one of the local breweries! Hit me up at: cmahler - at - potterarchitects - dot - com and ill give ya my cell! We love meeting new people-

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Sitting in a rental house on Cape Henlopen Drive right now. First visit to the area and really like Lewes, not so much the crowded beach.

If you want to drop a few bucks on dinner, Heirloom is fantastic. And Eden in Rehoboth is a solid Plan B. Of course Agave is never a bad choice either.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Had a really good dinner at Agave last night with the family but had a 2 hour wait for a table. Large Margaritas were a hit also. Heirloom was already on the list for just the wife and I later this week.

If you're ok with no lifeguards...go after 5 on the main beach at McBride pavillion in CHSP...its the best time of day in my opinion cause you can bring a couple beers and no one gives you grief (no booze on the beach by law) or go any time of day to the beach further down (to the south) towards the NOAA station in CHSP. Longer walk out to the sand but pretty remote. Let me know if you want any other local info...i know killer dairy farm creamery with ice cream - breweries- some other stuff...email cmahler@potterarchitects dot com.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Liebherr Mining Equipment is looking for a number of positions including an Operator Trainer based out of Newport News. It's a pretty travel-heavy position (or will be once international restrictions start to lift) so if you want to visit Australia, Chile, Zambia, Canada, Wyoming (which doesn't exist) and other such places it can be an interesting gig.

Definitely an interesting job from what I've heard from a friend who is sales manager for them. He enjoys it from what he's told me.

I completely forgot we had this thread.

Star City Family Dentistry on the north end of Williamson Rd in Roanoke is looking for a Dental Assistant and a Receptionist. Need experience. VA Dental Assistant cert or similar a serious plus.

Mrs. Egbert is the DDS. You've met her at the lot 18 tailgates.

PM me for contact info for the office.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Looks like we hired reception.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Anyone looking for a career change right now basically every fire department except the big 5 are desperate to hire. Hit me up if you have questions about academy, certs, applying etc.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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CLT Area Hokies
I have openings for Sr Level Developers either in the Java space or the Angular stack. Let me know if interested.

Friendly reminder to anyone looking for jobs. Please check you spam box regularly. Had someone I reached out to for an interview and they responded late as my e-mail got stuck in a spam folder and they did not see it for a few days. That was fine, still moved on with them in the interview process. But I reached out to several other people that never responded. Some probably were not interested (why do you apply for a job you are not interested in?) but I suspect others may have gotten an e-mail stuck.

My boss sent an offer letter to someone we had both interviewed. They never responded. I did write him as well and my e-mail went through but apparently my bosses' never did. Worked out fine as he did accept and is starting next week, but not every company is going to do that type of follow-up.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Depending on the email and spam control systems used and how strict the spam settings are, the end user may never see some emails. They are blocked at the system level and only email admins will see them.

Hi all. I am not involved in recruiting for either of these positions, but wanted to toss them out there. If you are interested in either, just let me know. I'm sure I can get more details and will be able to make sure to get your resume in from of the people who will review it.

Looking for a full time office manager for our main US office in the suburbs north of Philadelphia. Not sure if it would be 32 or 40 hours a week. They would like the person to be locally in the area, but they would not have to physically be in the office every day. We have someone who works part time now, and were hoping she could switch to full time, but it does not look like she is wanting to do that.

Looking for a part time HR person to basically do what people I do now looking for people. The office has been small enough that we did not have a dedicated HR person. People who have "regular" market research roles like me would be the point person for bringing in entry-level people or interns. Someone else would do that for experienced people. We all did this on the side. The home office in the UK has dedicated HR staff, but this would be the first person in the US that is a true HR person as we have grown quite a bit. I brought in 6 entry-level people this year. I am sure they would be much more open to people not in the Philly area. Just want them in the US so the time zones are close to the various US offices. We have 2 on the east coast and 1 on the west.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

In case anyone is looking for positions - to hire or be hired - this just popped up on my VT LinkedIn feed. VT alumni job board:

Good morning! For those looking to hire a Hokie, and for job-seekers, check out our Alumni Job Posting Board. Hokies love to hire Hokies, it's free and no login required! Posting a position is quick and easy, and the job board is simple to search by industry and state. Reach out to alumnicareers@vt.edu if you have any questions! https://lnkd.in/d4pR-Qgg

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Thanks for the heads up. I posted a new position this morning on the site!

My wife is once again looking for a Dental Hygienist for her practice in Roanoke.
The practice is off Williamson Rd north of the mall.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

My company (commercial restoration/construction subcontractor) is expanding a bit and is looking for a qualified onsite foreman/superintendent that has experience in concrete and masonry restoration in the Richmond area. My Regional office is located in College Park, MD, (corporate office is near Boston) but have been awarded several projects in Richmond, Chester, and the 757 over the past year and are looking to hire someone local to the area to run those projects. We have recently been awarded two more jobs that are expected to start later this spring.

If anyone is interested/knows someone who may be, you can send me an email at harrism1 (at) vt (dot) edu, and I can put you/them in touch with our General Superintendent/hiring manager.

My company is currently looking for a recent graduate for an entry level Process Engineering role for a Pharmaceutical client.

If interested hit me up with your email in a comment below.

You know a C. Burke that works there. JMU grad from a few years ago.

I have not met them yet. Will keep an eye out

My company is looking for a technical trainer. Heavy equipment, electrical/mechanical or training experience would be great (not necessarily all of those). Spanish speaking is a big plus. It is a pretty travel heavy position if that is something you are interested in. Lots of South America, some North America, Australia and Africa too.

Not the kind of trainer you're after, but if you ever need someone to develop training content, there is a hokie grad that does that sort of thing. Just started her own deal.
Cowan Learning Solutions

I would definitely be interested to find out more. I have a background that includes 9 years as a nuclear trained electrician in the Navy, including 2 years as a nuclear power plant operations instructor, and about 6 years as a process engineer. Anyway you could send me a link to the job posting? Thanks!

I'll shoot you an email today with some additional information.

edit: sent

Any bourbon loving Hokie Engineers out there like myself looking for an opportunity, I work at Raytheon in Louisville and we are looking for Manufacturing engineers, both new and experienced. I've really enjoyed working with the team so far and the program is interesting and rewarding. I know my full relocation was covered and my projector and bar will be open for Hokie games. Any interest you can email me at lane18 (at) vt (dot) edu

If you can't handle my shit posts, you don't deserve my memes

Forwarded this to a friend who's a Manufacturing engineer at MOOG and is looking for a way out.

Vroom Vroom

Well, since we're doing this: my company is hiring operations support specialists and senior operations support specialists. These positions directly and indirectly support the manufacture of life saving drugs for a global pharmaceutical company.

uva - the taint of the ACC

Valero Energy always looking for Process Chemical Engineers. We are also looking for a Autocad/Flexcad designer at our Refinery. 401K 100% match to 7%, Pension, Health Benefits, Annual bonus. Locations vary. Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee (Memphis), Louisiana, Wales (UK), and Quebec.

I live in San Antonio, and am interested in employment with Valero. Most of my experience in the industry is on the upstream side of things.

VT '10--US Citizen; (804) Virginian By Birth; (210) Texan By the Grace of God.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

I also root for: The Keydets, TexAggies, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and Braves.

This may very well be my favorite TKP thread. As a soon to be MBA starting the job search in the DFW area, I appreciate the value of networking more now than I ever have and love seeing Hokies trying to help out fellow Hokies.

Ring Design Chair

I have openings across multiple teams at Capital One. Will update with links as they are officially posted:

DevOps Network Engineer

Wireless Network Engineer

System Integrator

More broadly, Capital One is hiring like crazy all over the place, particularly SW developers & cyber security folks. Hit up our careers site for more info.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."

Does Capital One still do those hours long interviews with multiple panels of people? I had a recruiter hit me up months ago, had a resume on file that is years old and when I said I would send an updated one replied with "I'll just forward this on to the hiring manager". Thanks for wasting 30mins of my time during that phone call. Couldn't even get an email response from em after that either.

My nephew is going through the process now. I think he is on round 4 or 5.

It's a little different given that we're (still) 100% virtual, but yes, the interview process is fairly involved. Typically, there is a phone screen with a recruiter and potentially with the hiring manager, an online assessment/test, followed by interviews with multiple individuals. From my experience it's similar to the process used by other large tech companies (Amazon, Google, etc.).

It sounds like the recruiter dropped the ball in your case, and for that I apologize.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."

Hey Hokies -

We are looking for Vocational Counselors in the Fredericksburg and Stafford area. This is a position where you can make a big difference in the lives of adults with disabilities, helping them to find and maintain employment opportunities in the local community. Competitive pay, flexible scheduling, and a pretty direct way (in my opinion) to live out "Ut Prosim". Happy to answer any questions:

Vocational Counselor - The Choice Group

To any MEP Engineers out there, my firm is hiring senior and entry level positions in both Richmond and Virginia Beach. The company is about 110 people so big enough to give you the resources you need to succeed but small enough to avoid the beauacracy of the corporate world. Hit me up at wrobbins at vt [dot] edu with any questions.


Edit: Forgot some of the perks. We work a 36 hour week. Every Friday is a half day (if you've finished your work obviously, deadlines are deadlines). Full benefits. Also, if you are in the trades and want to move into the design world, we'd love to hear from you.


Good company. Enjoy a Pace designed construction project. Great for us contractors. Got me thinking, we've probably crossed paths? 🤔

TKPhi Damn Proud
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Definitely possible. I've been here 2-1/2 years and work on the plumbing side of things.

Do you recall what projects you've had from PACE?

Yep, we've crossed paths, or at least our PMs have.

TKPhi Damn Proud
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The facility I work at got bought out and then is getting shut down by the end of the year. If anyone is or knows anyone looking for an electrician, or jr electrical engineer with a heavy background in automation and robotics comment below if you dont mind. Preferably trying to stay in the richmond area but would consider other locations for the right gig.

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I would look at TORQ if you are willing to move. They are working on self driving cars both in Blacksburg and in Germany.

Appreciate it I'll take a look and see what they have. Finding out there arent alot of automation places in richmond that do robotics at a decent scale.

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Is blueprint automation still in Richmond?

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Yes they are one of the few automation spots in the city still. Not heard the best stuff from people who have worked there but currently talking to them to see what's on offer.

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That's pretty typical. There's a lot of downward pressure on pricing automated lines and all the places I've worked are constantly trying to operate as cheaply as possible without crossing that line where people start to quit. Once you cross that line, it's a death spiral. What's sad is there are still opportunities for innovation, but finding sales guys who are willing to say "yes, it costs more, but you get more and your ROI is better than the cheap option" AND customer purchasers who are willing to buy that argument is very rare.

I actually just moved on from the packaging industry after 15 years. Enjoyed the work, didn't enjoy that the margins often required personal sacrifice to keep everything moving. Then, when I did have management willing to shell out money for adequate numbers of engineers, we couldn't hire (or, he'll, even interview) good ones.

The good news is that if you've put your time in and built a useful skill set with the experience/portfolio to back it up, you can punch your ticket to a better paying/more balanced job. The place I'm at now turns down a lot of engineers I would have scooped up in an instant when I was hiring. They can afford to be picky since we're in a lucrative industry (nuclear).

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You're dead on about the packaging industry. I fortunately and unfortunately was able to work for one of the good ones in Flexicell who was run by an owner who actually cared about his employees and their work and always went the extra mile for us. Working for one of the good ones only makes it worse when they get bought out and then you have to work for one of the worse ones in Pearson Packaging that operate with a mentality if it can be done in 1 hour it can be done in 30 minutes and if it can be done in 30 minutes it can be done in 15 minutes and so on and so forth. I get tight margins and all but once you start sacrificing quality over quantity you start producing junky farm equipment that doesn't last at all. They have nice benefits and all but the constant push to do things in unrealistic budgets and time frames has worn everyone out. They left no margin during covid and took a bath on all the marked up prices for components, conveyor you name it it all went up.

I'm a bit nervous on the automation industry as the electrical components shortage is only getting worse and making places hesitant to hire on at the moment but luckily I have a few decent leads who will hopefully pan out. The fact even the big boys in AB and such are all still having major issues manufacturing parts is something that isnt good for the immediate future of automation but hopefully at some point the market will level.

I'm keeping my eyes open for anything in robotics at this point as its all we used to do at flexicell so hopefully something will come up.

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Duke Health Engineering and Operations in Durham, NC is always looking for good electricians.

Hiring a ton of roles - we're a series C start up called LogicGate, 250+ people, in the compliance/risk management space. Hiring for Dev Ops, Customer Success, FP&A, Security/Technology, Marketing, and Sales. Work remote from anywhere in the US. HQ is in Chicago, salary is competitive with the Chicago tech scene, and not adjusted (up or down) for location.

If you're interested, drop your email in the comments, and I'll shoot you over the job description for your role. If it's a fit I'll refer you.

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Moving to Chicago benw92@vt.edu

Not sure where I would fit, I have a geography masters

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Have you worked for a B2B SaaS company and/or in the GRC space before?

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No I don't know what any of those mean

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

Have you worked for a Business to Business (B2B) Software as a Service (SaaS) company and/or in the Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) space before?

Probably not with a Masters in Geography.

Lol this is correct as of now

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

I have a maters and a bachelors in Geography. I now work in IT consulting (specializing in change management), but have also worked in software consulting and other business consulting. Don't judge a degree by its cover.

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Wasn't trying to. There are a lot of smart people out there working in fields other than their majors. I was also reading his comments.

I finance a business that finances SaaSCos. Does that count?

Depends, are you servicing it with software?

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You guys looking for analytics, RPA, machine learning....?

Ring Design Chair

Not yet. Maybe in a year or two.

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Also at a Series C, 250-ish people. We're building out our data science team and I think a few spots are opening soon. If you're interested shoot me a resume at mattcongrove@gmail.com

Any remote data entry jobs? The Mrs. is about to hang up her CSR job.

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No data entry unfortunately

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Anyone in civil design or project management that want to live on Delmarva near the beach, reply here and we can talk.

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@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I am not seeking a new job *yet*, but better trying to understand the market and demand for my skills. I have been with the same organization taking on roles in health IT policy and health IT deployment for quality improvement as an SME since 2006. I am currently a senior director, but do not manage people. I live in the Richmond market, but would prefer remote work so I have some flexibility if we are going to stay in the area or move somewhere closer to the ocean or where I grew up. I get the impression that I am grossly underpaid in my field, but the experience of changing careers or organizations has always been so uncomfortable that I soldier on.

What should be my salary expectations for my skillset, and what is the current job market? Are there any out of the box jobs that would leverage my expertise (you all have been reading my writing for years, so I think you have an idea for my best skill- synthesizing and summarizing information, regardless of subject.)

I welcome your guidance. This past year has really beaten me down, and even the prospect of a change may be the kick in the ass that I need.

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Tidal Health on Delmarva is always looking. And the Med-Health landscape is changing drastically with outpatient places taking over old brick and mortar hospitals. Med Star, University Medical, Shore Health, Nemours, Bebee, etc around the shore. I can't tell you salary, but do know coast of living isn't high here, and we're close to the ocean...

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@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

So you essentially do Healthcare IT Implementations? You go in, get customer requirements, and set up the software to fit their needs. You probably specialize in a specific area of healthcare policy and/or technology? You are a high-ranking Individual Contributor (at most tech companies, you'd be a 'principal' level)? Am I tracking?

Quick google came up with a $150k median salary, but it's tough to say - once you get to the director level (or equivilent), there's bonuses and equity that can make it hard to compare apples-to-apples.

As far as next steps go... Make the change - Steve Levitt (freakonomics) did a lot of research about this, and it suggests that if you're considering a life change of any time, you are statistically more likely to be happier after you make it (source, one of many)

As for what that change is, you basically have 3 realistic options:

  • Go to a different company in the same role and same industry
  • Stay in the same role (eg; IT SME) but in a different industry
  • Stay in the same industry (eg; Healthcare) but into a different role (Not an IT SME)

I would start by making a list of likes and dislikes of your current role. From there you can start thinking about what spaces best fit your interests (or at least avoid your dislikes), figure out which of the above buckets work for you, then kick off your job search.

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So, here is where I get lost. I am not a "tech guy" and know very little about the specific technologies. I am much more focused on best practices (I assess evidence-based case studies and look for commonalities) and public policy, particularly quality measurement and reporting for CMS. It is a weird hodge podge of skills and I am not sure where they will translate, but I do know that I don't have the technical knowledge to support implementations.

I could do consulting work around how to effectively use technology and data to do more for quality besides meet compliance baselines, but my experience with consultants in the field has generally not been positive, and I do not think that is the line of work I would gear to. I have had some sniffs from EHR vendors and one contractor, but until I get a firm offer from those settings, I would rather stay with my current job, which has some misery, but also has a lot of scheduling and work flexibility.

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Might look into direct healthcare employment with a larger healthcare organization. My wife is a Quality Director and interacts with Nurses, IT, and other Quality/CMS staff.

I'd look for an independent recruiter in the field and ask all your questions. They could tell you what roles fit, what level you'd translate to, and salary range.

Thank you. Didn't know there was such a thing. After working for two years in grassroots advocacy education, this was my first "real job" and it has evolved through three positions. I am flying blind a bit.

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honestly, sounds like a senior management role in most corporates. a skillset that is not technically specific but great at assessing and prioritizing best practices to determine which implementations to make.

I know that sounds Office Space, but that's what's jumping off the page for me.

It's not worthy of starting a new thread, but Imma slide in here and crowd-source some advice from y'all.

I got a job offer for significantly more than I am currently pulling. The problem is it's out-of-state and way farther away than I am prepared to move right now because reasons. But my current employer need not know that.

I am still relatively new to an office environment where asking for a raise is more than yelling, "Hey asshole, can I get a raise?" to your boss over the sounds of construction equipment. But I am wondering if there's any chance of leveraging the offer for one?

Any advice from y'all with more experience with this stuff, I'm all ears.

Edit: I should add, if there are any GIS Hokies that would be interested in a GIS Manager position outside of Nashville, let me know and I can point you that way since I was asked if I had no interest in the position if I knew of anyone who may be.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Typically it is very risky to use an additional offer as leverage. I know as I have had reports do this, I have encouraged them to take it.

You only look for a job if you want something different- and by telling your current employer you have another offer, they now know you have one foot out the door. Don't use it as a threat unless you are willing to follow through.

If you want a raise at your current employer, ask for one, but have a list of your accomplishments and value to back it up. Saying you want one because of tenure or inflation is never a good argument.

Just my .02. Let us know what you decide!

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All of that has definitely been in the back of my mind. Thanks.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Most managers are coached that if someone would go far enough into the process to get an offer, then they have one foot out the door within 6 months no matter what. It all comes down to how valuable an employee you are, but when I was a manager I would take it in one of two directions.
-If I needed you, I'd offer more money and try to find why you were looking in the first place and address those issues.
-If I didn't like you, or felt you weren't a make or break employee, I'd make an effort on the money front to meet you halfway and immediately start looking for your replacement. If you looked like you were mailing it in or I found an adequate replacement, I'd fire you rather than risk losing you on your timetable this leaving me scrambling to fill the hole.

Also, in my experience, once an employee decides to leave, they can be a locker room cancer even if they end up staying after an offer. They start dragging down workplace morale and affect everyone's production. Now I'm not saying you're like that, but if your manager has had similar experiences, he may project that on you.

Just my two cents. Also, I can't recommend enough not being a manager anymore. It's my absolute favorite.

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Thanks for the advice. But...and not that it matters all that much in the grand scheme...I was approached with the offer. I didn't go looking.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

this is an interesting point that I think may be important. I've never been in this situation so my experience is kinda worthless but based on what I've read above I wonder if using that as a part of your leverage could be to your advantage?

"Hey boss, I love this job and I was approached by a headhunter with an offer for a similar role for much more money. I wasn't looking for a job and I'm pretty happy here but it's hard to ignore more money. Lets talk."

Onward and upward

This is what you should do. I appreciate transparency.

It's also good to understand where the market is for your skills in your area. That way you can use the offer as part of a "market rate adjustment " discussion and not as the only reason you are interested in a raise

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I'll say that it is tricky even when it is an offer you are actually thinking about taking. Like others said, your manager will see you as having one foot out the door for awhile if you do somehow just get a raise to stay in your current job. Are you close with your manager and does that management spot change very often? If you answered no to either of these, I'd say it is very risky. Can the company afford to lose you? Really? If not, then go for it I guess but don't overestimate your value. I'd say 95% of people are replaceable.

Also don't be surprised if your manager/company wants to know who the offer is from and where they are located. They will expect information lol. You can't just be like "Yo I can get 75% more with a mystery offer I have"...usually they want to see the offer sheet.

Be very cautious about the approach. Dont be a blunt construction guy be tactful or you could walk away without a job or having to make that move. Also be mindful of the market the offer is coming from if you got an offer from a company in LA per say more money wouldnt necessarily mean more money with cost of living adjustments and all that.

Personally always hated asking for raises as it can create awkward situations. If I find that I need to ask and force a raise it means the company isnt trying that hard to retain you or isnt a good long term fit anyway. I left my last job for the way they refused to be fair in pay and raises. My current gig the boss always looked after his good employees and in the last8 years I havent had to ask for raises and even got a big inflation bump to help out. Find a good gig and itll make it all alot easier.

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Any chance? Yes, there is a chance that you could leverage it for a raise. But, as the others said, you need to be really cautious here. I would be super careful because even if you couch it in, "I got this offer and I think I'm worth more" what the HR director is going to hear is, "This person wants to be elsewhere".

Even if you have a great relationship with your direct boss and could feel this out with them without risk, be very careful about how people outside of your immediate circle (especially HR, other managers, directors, etc.) might view this information. While to your direct coworkers, you are a person with specific value and interests, the others don't know you from any other employee. Because of that, they will see how things relate to their goals and will view any and all information through that lens. To you, this is an incidental offer you are sharing. To them, you were already looking elsewhere, got an offer and have one foot out of the door whatever you said.

Oh I had this scenario play out last year. There was some ugly office drama going on, and I was ready to head out. I ended up staying at my current job. Why?

-I ended up with a promotion a week later
-My supervisor didn't know about the office drama unfolding bc reasons.
-I value my independence in being able to do my job without someone over my shoulder

The downside was I missed out on an one hell of an insurance package. If you have a job out West, there's some really good insurance being offer. Colorado, Washington, Oregon, all had packages cheaper than what I got now, covering more services. This sucked when stuff popped up, inflation, and gas prices all hitting at once.

TKPhi Damn Proud
BSME 2009

I don't know who to reply to, but you're all saying much the same.

As far as the market goes vs my salary, I'm getting bent over the barrel. I was led to believe there was competition for the position here before being promoted. Turns out they had already made up their mind that I was the guy. I didn't have that much experience at the time, but I had been here a few years. So, I low-balled my salary thinking it was the only way I could compete with others. There were no others.

I'll put it this way, analysts in neighboring localities are making more than I am here.

Now, you are going to ask, APFOW, why the hell are you still there? To which I would say that because my experience isn't exactly where it needs to be, I am trying to tough it out and get my learn on before jumping ship. That, and I'm a stubborn SOB that was cursed with a work ethic, and I am trying to finish some things I started here.

Sad thing is, if my salary was anywhere commensurate with the position and responsibility, I would be pretty goddamned content.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

This is how you approach it. Don't ever use the threat of another job as leverage unless they already know you are being offered, or you are ready to jump. Even then you do it humbly and say the pay is the ONLY thing pulling you away and you don't want to leave but in consideration of family the offer cant be ignored.

As said though, recommend not using it a leverage directly. It should be leverage personally to eliminate fear of asking for a raise. ok so.... Instead use facts about your current job being underpaid and you seeking new challenges within the company.

Two rules of being an employee.
Rule 1: Nobody looks after you but you. Don't wait for an employer to give you a raise if you think you deserve it. Only you have your best interest at heart.
Rule 1: Don't ask for a raise if you are doing your job well. That's what you get a salary for. When you want a raise it's because you are doing MORE than what you're being asked to do in the position.

(and yes, those are both Rule #1 because they are equally important)

When you go to your manager, explain that you are seeking a raise, that you have been working beyond your scope (with examples) and that your current position is underpaid in relation to market but that you knew that going in and wanted to demonstrate your value first before talking to them (have market facts ready if needed). Then say what you are looking for, don't expect them to be mind readers.

After you have explained what you do beyond your job description and your desire to seek the next level of challenges then say: "ideally I would want to be making X annually. If you could take that into consideration and let me if we can reach that I would appreciate it." Direct and without mystery. Then if/when they offer you a raise and it's not the amount you are seeking you can say: "Thanks. This is an amazing offer and I would like to accept, but can we set specific goals for me to work up to the next level. I am confident I can become an even greater value for the company in a more demanding role."

If they offer you nothing, then be gracious and say you understand, and you will continue to work beyond your role, because your intention is to advance and help the company perform. then it's up to you if you want to look for something new or not.

I low balled myself out of college and it took a lot of time (over a decade to fix that, and technically i'm still lower than I should be but thats a whole other mess that is unrelated).

One of the biggest things I've come to see is people concerned with experience. Experience is very tricky because I've meet people with 2 years experience 10 times over. They just to the same entry level work over and over. I've seen people with 3 years experience that are way better than some one with 15. People get reinforced with bad experiences and don't know better, some are to stubborn to learn from their mistakes. If you can do the job then do the job, good experience helps make things easier when you run into problems or to know what problems to avoid, but lots of people just go head down, blinders on and screw things up.

My company (HII) is looking to hire several computer engineers at our Roanoke, VA office (potential for Dayton, OH and Huntsville, AL as well). We support the DoD by performing reverse engineering tasks focusing on FPGAs and embedded devices. For the software positions you will be performing reverse engineering tasks and writing C++ code. For the hardware positions you will be reverse engineering FPGA designs using schematic software and our custom tool suite. Job listings can be found at https://jobs.hii-tsd.com/search/?locationsearch=roanoke. Due to security clearance requirements we can only hire U.S. citizens. Feel free to reach to me here or at jeffrey.grant (at) hii-tsd (dot) com if you want to know more.

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is joining TKP for the job board like converting to Judaism for the jokes?

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I'm going to leave it up for posterity humor's sake, but also...

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Ok, can we go ahead and clear this up? Because this has been bothering me since the first ticket exchange thread.

Below is taken from the basketball ticket exchange. Pretty sure it's been the exact same wording on all ticket exchange threads.

The best way to exchange email addresses is to encode them, for example: foo [AT] bar (dot) com.

To me, this means it was typed this way so as not to create an encoded email in the instructions while elaborating on the preferred method.

For instance, it says:

The best way to exchange email addresses is to encode them

Now if you type out an email the way whatever Mod edited this post to; literally foo [AT] bar (dot) com. Exactly how does this encode the email?

But, if you type foo@bar.com you get the encoded hyperlink to email directly to that address.

I grumble every time someone posts their email in the former example. But I keep going about my day. But then a Mod comes along and changes someone's post to that format...it's just too much, and I gotta know once and for all.

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I always thought it was so that web scrapers wouldn't find it and spam the hell out of you.

Fair enough. But then, to my mind at least, it wouldn't be following the instructions.

This is also why I don't use my main email for ticket stuff.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

it has been mentioned in the past that Joe and Co. recommend encoding the addresses that way specifically to protect whoever is posting them from publishing their address inadvertently (see reply above). Encode, in this usage, means to hide it from outside eyes, not to take advantage of CSS coding to give mailto: functionality.

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Ya learn something new every day. I always thought encode meant to create the hyperlink. Now I feel like an idiot.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

This is exactly it -- using suggested formatting to convey the email address without the formatting of an email address

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I liked the part about his/her first post was posting about open jobs. This is an example of Ut Prosim right here on TKP.

Congratulations on joining TKP and your first post!!

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Thanks, but I created this account specifically to post about things related my job. I didn't want to mix my personal account with professional business. I've been a long-term member but rarely post. Hopefully I'll have reasons to keep posting from here in the future!

This is correct, the other way would be to make an image of you email and the link the image.

I want to say that this sounds like a really awesome job. When you start reverse engineering stuff shit gets real fast.

I'll admit that I'm biased, but I really do think it is. I've been in the same job for almost 18 years (through acquisitions) and I've never seriously considered leaving. The work is interesting and there have been multiple instances where actionable information was obtained that helped the DoD make meaningful improvements that will help keep our soldiers safe. I forgot to mention it in the original post, but our office is over 50% Hokies so there's a lot of comradery.

but our office is over 50% Hokies so there's a lot of comradely shared misery. /s

My company, 8 Rivers, is a clean energy technology startup in Durham and there are a variety of positions open right now in engineering/project/finance/etc. I left big oil to join about 2 months ago and am loving it so far. https://boards.greenhouse.io/8rivers

Danny is always open