Before I start I want to define the term "employer" in this thread will mean the person who is hiring someone. And the "developer" in this thread will mean the person who is offering their web development services.
1.1 An Introduction
Employers, thanks for your interest in posting a job at the PHPDN. There are a lot of talented individuals here willing to do their best for you, and meet your project requirements to the best of their abilities. Before you rush off to make a thread and get your project rolling, we would like for you to take a few minutes and read the following outline that describes how your role as the poster should be fulfilled.
Developers, thanks for your contribution to the Job Hunt forum. There are many willing employers out there looking for talented individuals and if you feel you've got what it takes to offer your skills and services, great! My advice for you is to check out out the Resources thread and look at the Tutorials. Reading through those and practicing what they preach will make you an even better developer and an excellent candidate in the eyes of employers. It'll get you a lot of repeat business and who knows where else it'll lead.
1.2 The Relationship
For this relationship to start off right, we require you to post job listings in a particular format so both parties can be clear about everything that has to do with the project; and also to save the time of people who may not be interested after learning more details about the project.
1.3 The Penalty
Failure to comply with this guideline may result in the topic being locked, moved, or removed from the forum at the discretion of the moderators of this community.
2. The Thread
2.1 Topic Content
For employers looking for a developer, please add the following to a title; a) "[Job] " then, b) job title, then c) location. If project communication is done online only, then add "Online" instead of a city/state.
A few examples of a good topic title for employers would be: "[Job] PHP/SQL Developer - Toronto, ON" or "[Job] Flash/Photoshop expert needed - Online" or "[Job] Database Manager - Atlanta, GA"
For developers advertising their services, please add the following to the title; a) "[For Hire] " then, b) your classification (eg. PHP Developer, or Flash animator, etc.).
A few examples of a good topic title for developers would be: "[For Hire] PHP/SQL Developer" or "[For Hire] Flash/Photoshop expert"
2.2 Message Content
This board is all about IT and, more specifically, web development. Therefore you may post a vacancy only if it's strongly IT related. For example, offering a system administrator vacancy is fine, but offering a sales agent vacancy is not, even if it's a sales agent for software development company. Posts that break this guideline will be removed, and you may get warned and even banned. Determining if a post is appropriate is the sole right and responsibility of the admin/moderator team.
For employers, here is a template for a good post:
Position: Senior Web Developer
Scope: Commercial experience in PHP, .NET, C# and SQL Server 2000 (ability to write generic SQL statements for example). Good communication skills and the ability to transfer some development skills (.PHP) to an existing member of staff who is more ASP based. The contract involves the development of two Websites for the American market. Confidentiality assured as well as a high level of service.
Location: New York, New York, USA (or Online if unable to travel)
Duration: 6 weeks
Rate: $25 USD/Hour
Contact: Hiob Agent
Phone: (555) 555-5555
Remarks: Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location
That's not all required, but try to give as much as you can to avoid any confusion.
For developers, it's good to tell employers exactly what type of work you're looking for, whether full-time or freelance. And also try to include either a link to a resumé, portfolio of work or examples of sites you've developed. Some details like e-mail address, instant messenger handles, and phone numbers are good also.
For both parties, for contract projects, please specify the prefered method for monetary transfer. Whether you want to use an Escrow service, do upfront payments, do 50% upfront and 50% upon completion, or payments after completion. This is usually an important issue that isn't discussed intitially, so it's good to get it out of the way so there is no confusion and you don't waste your time.
3. Extra Details
You are solely responsible for your use of the "Job Hunt" forum, and for ensuring that your use complies fully with the provisions of this agreement. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE JOB HUNT FORUM.
3.2 Service Fees
There are none. Unlike those big freelancing sites, the PHPDN does not require you to pay any fee, or any percentage, to advertise your open position. So feel free to do it as much as you like, don't worry.
3.3 PHPDN Liabilities
The PHPDN is not responsible in any way, shape, or form for the programmers you chose on this forum. In the event that the programmer fails to deliver his/her service after a payment, or a webmaster fails to deliver cash after a service has been received, it is up to the parties involved to solve the matter.
3.4 Paid positions only
If you're looking for a developer and are NOT planning to pay for the services, please check out the PHPDN's Volunteer Work forum.
If you run a freelance site, please get in touch with an Administrator or Moderator (me for example) and request that your site be placed on the list within the Resources sticky thread. If your freelance site is new & not very active, your request might be denied/ignored as we want to provide nothing but quality links to the community.