An Awfully Nerdy New Career Site

An eye-catching career site asks site users to “help our nerd drive 100 programmers to their rightful home.”

The Nerdery (yes, that’s the name of the Minnesota IT firm) has instructions for finding nerds (“Overhear a large group debating Star Trek vs Star Wars? Goldmine — send them all our way”) and a prominently displayed countdown of how many nerds have been hired to date.

Refer someone to the Nerdery and you may be eligible for a pocket protector. Plus, $100 if the candidate interviews, and $400 more if they’re hired. More here.

  • Ziv Eliraz

    Offering referral rewards for hires (and interviews!) is a great idea – and from our experience, it works really well. The Nerdery has executed really great design, but the signup process is very cumbersome and sharing options fairly limited to generic wall posts rather than matching the job requirements to the people the job gets shared with.

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  • logan branjord

    I’m from the midwest and I have to give them a bump for their creativity. I love anything to make the working world less stiff! Logan Branjord – Founder FreelanceAnything. com