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From what I'm seeing, the following three sites look exactly the same. I created a profile on only the first one, but I see I now have profiles on each of them. What is the difference between the sites? Is there any case when I should prefer one over another?

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Did you happen to notice that Careers.SF redirects immediately to Careers.SO? – Cody Gray May 23 '12 at 8:48
Aha! I just saw that. But careers.joelonsoftware does not redirect. – Shiplu웃 May 23 '12 at 8:51
Interesting find! I just spent a couple minutes on careers.joelonsoftware. It provides the exact same search results as careers.SO, and the page title even says "Stack Overflow." – Pops May 23 '12 at 9:16
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Okay. I am answering my own question. Here are the difference of the 3 sites. Though its not approved by Joel or Jeff.

Stackoverflow careers 2.0

  • Job seeker can manipulate their profile.
  • Employers can search for potential candidate

Joel on software careers

  • Job seekers can not manipulate their profile. In fact there is not link for "my profile"
  • Employers can not search profiles rather they can just post a job and wait for incoming applications

Server fault Careers

  • Please read Stackoverflow careers 2.0 section above. (careers.SF redirects to careers.SO, so I am redirecting you too)

From Joels blog, (note the links)

You can search job listings or even file a CV and let employers find you.

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+1 for the very clever redirect – Lightness Races in Orbit Jan 26 '13 at 20:12

According to whois, is owned by and I cannot imagine they are related to StackOverflow at all. They may be mirroring the layout of Careers (and also using the same data source from Careers) for their own purposes.

From, he is the co-founder of SO. So that site may be part of the SO network, or something he uses for testing.

For the others you listed, most likely any SO domain using the careers subdomain will redirect to the correct address (

The preferred site to use is

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Joel on Software predates Stack Overflow. Joel was already a somewhat famous blogger when he and Jeff came up with SO; the first SO users were mostly if not entirely drawn from the readerships of Joel on Software and Coding Horror. – Pops May 25 '12 at 16:32

They are one and the SAME site, just a different logo (no idea why).

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The OP already knows the sites look the same, so backing your statement up with screenshots seems unhelpful at best and snippy/rude at worst, regardless of the freehandedness of your arrows. – Pops May 25 '12 at 16:45
@PopularDemand the OP asked for the difference. I said that there is none, they are the same exact site. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A May 25 '12 at 16:46

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