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For example, I want to search all entry-level software engineer jobs in a particular city. If would be really nice to be able to filter my job search by career level. No sense in sifting through a bunch of jobs that I'm unqualified for as a recent graduate. You could simply have a drop down menu which would be optional in the search.

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Thanks for the suggestion! For now I've marked it as declined, not because it's a bad suggestion but for the reasons Jon mentions below. If we have a sudden flash of inspiration we may well revisit this though. –  Korneel Bouman Nov 22 '10 at 14:42

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I agree that this would be a nice feature, however it's very difficult for either the employer or the candidates to quantify the different levels. Is "intermediate" at least 3 years of experience or 4? What's the cutoff?

I was going to counterpropose searching by years of experience, but even that is difficult to build in, because employers may need multiple different levels of experience for the same job -- this can't really be aggregated into a meaningful single number.

You just have to bite the bullet and read each job description. Besides, only you can know what is and isn't a good fit for you. If you keep up with it, you'll only have to read the new ones, and (soon) favourite the ones you're interested in.

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+1, well said :) –  Korneel Bouman Nov 22 '10 at 14:39

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