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I've gotten back into the habit of checking the "work here" page on Stack Overflow, partially because it's a good way to read the tea leaves on the direction of the company.

It has, as far back as I remember, always been a discrete part of the network, separate from careers/Jobs, with its own application system.

I've noticed the Glassdoor link at the bottom, but there also seems to be a link to something called "TheMuse". What's conspicuously missing is Stack Overflow...

Glassdoor link and TheMuse links

Considering that the "work here" page has essentially been a semi-internal portal of sorts, and Stack Exchange are using their jobs platform for jobs beyond the developerverse, it seems... odd that it is not listed in their own jobs portal, and uses a third party one.

So - Why TheMuse, and would Stack Overflow consider dogfooding their own product as an additional way to advertise openings?

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    My takes is Jobs, while the original business idea, has had a rocky history at SE, and it’s not seen as a core product. They had another round of layoffs in that careers sales team recently.
    – Dan Bron
    Aug 1, 2020 at 21:29
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    Might as well be that those layoffs were all across the board in order to survive till the series E funding was secured.
    – Luuklag
    Aug 1, 2020 at 22:29
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    Is it possible that these are non-technical job listings, which aren't a good fit on Stack Overflow Jobs? Aug 2, 2020 at 3:20
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    Currently 2 dev jobs and one PM at least Aug 2, 2020 at 7:58
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    Out of curiosity I looked at other job sites and while both LinkedIn and Indeed use their own product, Dice and Monster do not.
    – BSMP
    Aug 3, 2020 at 18:56

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We are currently listing 2 open roles using our own Work Here page. As far as I can tell, the plan is to continue to do that. The current community roles we're hiring for are:

You can also check the page for other positions we have available.

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    Oh, I knew about that - I was referring to careers but.. that's soon to be moot? May 12, 2021 at 14:37
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    Yeah, bit anachronistic now, but I'm pretty sure when this question was written it was referring to Talent/Jobs/Company Pages as the "dogfood" that wasn't being eaten (note both of the linked jobs are on LinkedIn). Of course, that dogfood is going away, so whatever observations might have once been derived from its consumption are no longer applicable; I'd suggest this question is obsolete.
    – Shog9
    May 12, 2021 at 18:27
  • @JourneymanGeek Yes, this will soon be moot as of Prashanth's announcement.
    – Juan M
    May 12, 2021 at 18:56

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