IEEE Computer Society Launches Career Center
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 8 May, 2008 — The IEEE Computer Society, the world’s leading organization of computing professionals, has launched an online jobs board in partnership with the American Institute of Physics.
Employers can use the site (http:careers.computer.org) to post job openings and view resumes, while job seekers can post their resumes, peruse job openings, sign up for job alerts, and view helpful articles in the career center.
“On the new IEEE Computer Society Career Center, computing professionals and software developers will find job listings from leading high-tech firms, as well as supporting services for advancing their careers and landing the best jobs available,” said Dick Price, director of Sales and Marketing for the IEEE Computer Society. “And employers will find leading candidates on a site where people come to keep pace with developments in their technical fields."
The CS Career Center will be attached to Build Your Career, a career-development site the CS launched late last year. Besides the jobs board, Build Your Career offers career news, TechSet article collections, online courses, Harvard Business School articles, and free articles from CS magazines.
The AIP has been operating an online jobs board since 1993. In 2003, the Institute began offering the jobs board to a society of network partners. The Computer Society is the largest membership organization to join the network, which includes the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and AVS-Science and Technology.
In partnership with the Computer Society, AIP co-publishes Computing in Science and Engineering (CiSE) magazine, which covers computational science and engineering research for a broad range of technical fields.
The Computer Society Jobs Board will provide employers with a targeted source of potential computing and engineering candidates. The CS represents more than 85,000 members around the world, while the AIP serves a global audience of 120,000 scientists and engineers.
“The Computer Society and the American Institute of Physics for the last 10 years have enjoyed a successful partnership in co-publishing CiSE,” said Randy Nanna, publisher of Physics Today. “This is an extension of that partnership. When we were approached by the Computer Society about our jobs board, and the possibility of the Computer Society joining our jobs network, we felt it was an exciting project because it expands upon the already successful relationship we enjoy.”
Employers who advertise on jobs boards aimed at a broad audience might receive hundreds of resumes—all but a handful from unqualified candidates. In contrast, said Nanna, job listings on targeted sites such as AIP’s and the CS’s might yield fewer resumes overall, but a higher number of qualified candidates.
“The niche is more for the employer than the reader,” Nanna said. “You can advertise everywhere and get thousands of resumes from totally unqualified people. The people who respond from one of our network partners would be more qualified for those jobs.”
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.