Silicon Valley Job Newsgroups
Below, are job newsgroups (also called Usenet) exclusively for or
encompassing the San Francisco Bay Area. For occupation-specific
newsgroups and those outside of the Bay Area, including overseas, see the
category Job Newsgroups.
You may need to configure the news options in your browser, email
application, or other news reader, especially to add the IP address of
your Internet service provider's Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)
server. (Instructions for Netscape and Internet
Explorer are included below.) If you have correctly configured your
news reader but are unable to contact a newsgroup, it probably means that
your ISP does not subscribe to it or it's gone out of service.
Some newsgroups are very picky about what you post. There are privacy
issues you may want to know about, too. If you're not sure how to
participate in newsgroups, see the help sites
below. Also see the article Job
Lots of junk, but occasionally a few real jobs in the Bay Area.
Bay Area jobs
Bay Area jobs by employment agencies
Bay Area contract jobs
Bay Area contract jobs by employment agencies
Bay Area direct (permanent) jobs
Bay Area jobs
Bay Area miscellaneous jobs
Bay Area résumés
San Jose jobs (My Internet provider does not yet subscribe to this group,
so I'm not sure about it.)
San Luis Obispo jobs
Sunnyvale jobs (by Stanford University)
Jobs of interest to University of California at Berkeley, computer science
students and faculty
Jobs of interest to University of California at Berkeley, students and
Jobs of interest to University of California at Davis, computer science
students and faculty
Jobs of interest to University of California at Davis, students and
and Privacy on the Internet
While they are quite popular, newsgroups are generally wide open
and unregulated, so you may wish to visit this site to learn how to
protect your privacy.
to Frequently Asked Questions
Provided by Ohio State University.
Search for jobs posted in up to 70 newsgroups at a time, by location or
area code. Also search for jobs pulled from employer Web sites.
Search job newsgroups automatically with Job Watcher for Windows 95/NT.
You can check for upgrades online, too. A bit clunky to set up, and you
must know which newsgroups you want to search.
Groups - Bay Area Jobs
As a Web interface to newsgroups, Google provides a way to search, read
and participate without configuring your browser. Just browse it as you
would any other Web site.
to Set Up Internet Explorer 2.0
Instructions for setting up IE 2.0 for newsgroups.
to Set Up Internet Explorer 3.0
IE 3 requires an external reader for newsgroups. Here's the info.
to Set Up Internet Explorer 4.0
IE 4 requires an external reader for newsgroups. Here's the info.
to Set Up Netscape Communicator 4.x
Instructions for configuring Netscape Communicator for newsgroups. See the
discussion group information in Chapter 4, Using Collabra.
to Set Up Netscape Navigator 2.x and Higher
Instructions for configuring Netscape for newsgroups.
Local, regional, and occupation-specific newsgroups outside of the Bay
Area, including overseas.
From your About.com Guide, "What are newsgroups?" plus tips for
using them in your job hunt.
From your About.com Guide, search for jobs in newsgroups and at selected
career sites, right here at Job Searching - Technical.
A directory of mailing lists to which you may subscribe. This links you to
the job lists, but you may wish to search and refine your choices. Be sure
to read the instructions for each list!
Know: How to Use the Newsgroups
A 1997 article by Bruce Stewart and Shawn Connally, at ZDNet.
Don't know how to participate in newsgroups? Check here for complete
About them at CNet.