FTP-ing for Gold Nuggets
Search v3.6 is a handy tool that assists your search of FTP
not all sites have anonymous FTP access, many of the larger ones
(which employ lots of the people you want) do. A systematic search
of their FTP offerings can give you access to subscription lists,
mailing lists, phone directories, and more.
a search for "news", limited to the domain "ibm.com" brought back
several results. We went to the most recent date which was very
late October. Once we clicked and brought it up on our screen, we
scrolled through quickly to get an idea of what the news was about
and what names we might be able to cull from it. The newsletter
was about IBM's TeamConnection V2, a collaborative LAN-based client/server
development environment and in it we noticed the name of its prime
developer, a few associates in the applications development division,
a couple of staff programmers, the newsletter producer's name, email
address and fax number.
FTP files takes a bit of time but can produce interesting results.
Do not try and read through each file you find-much of the information
is overly technical and useless given your purposes. However, quick
scans through the files can produce names and addresses you might
not otherwise have.
You can also
use an Archie Plex form
to conduct your search. Archie Plex locate files on Anonymous FTP
sites in the Internet and sorts them by host name so you can see
at a glance which files might be more credible than others.
For a hint
about what's out there, take a look at a li"http://interzone.com"sting of anonymous FTP sites
around the world. While this list is not complete, it is extensive
and offers a brief description of what you might find at the site.
If you want a look at the whole list go to MIT
There are 23 pages covering all the sites.
Tip: Internet Chat Events
chat is not just about starting online flirtations. It's also about
networking, job hunting, career and business information.
To be sure,
discussions about sexual habits predominate, but there are a few
sources that enable you to find particular chat "events"-relative
to your recruiting needs-that occur at scheduled times in mediated
To find channels
about a specific topic, search one of the Web sites that list chats.
Net Events lists daily and ongoing events, catalogued by topic;
- The Snap Online Events
also offers a calendar of chat in addition to daily Web events,
indexes chats that are searchable by host or subject, and has
a form you can fill out to be reminded of events of interest.
pages work in a couple of ways. They highlight current chat events,
but also allow you to search by interest area. The interest areas
are the standard ones and include business, science, and computers.
Although first glance might suggest that science would be the appropriate
category if you were looking for a chemist-type, the business sections
most often provide the general career and employment-related events.
of particular interest to you given the audience that is being targeted
are Making the Right Career Moves on the morning of December
3rd and Careers, at noon (PST) on December 10. Sign up at
Yack to be reminded of the events and times. In addition, each weekend
About Work hosts a
chat room for professionals to discuss for professionals to talk
shop and get to know others in their field.
some of the chat events require nothing more than a Java-enabled
Web browser, others require that you download specific software.
To make sure that you can participate in the events you want, do
- go to
one of the calendar pages and make note of the events of interest
the links provided which will lead you to a clear description
of the event as well as tell you what you need to participate
a few minutes before the scheduled event
- join in