The Jon Jones Job Journal is live!

Hi everybody! I used some cool tech to automatically create and update a spreadsheet of every game company that posts video game development jobs on LinkedIn. There are 471 jobs posted so far, and about 25 new jobs get added every day. I’ve also gone all crazy cross-media with it so people can get the list of the latest jobs whether they prefer a website, a downloadable and filterable spreadsheet, Twitter, or Facebook. See the Jon Jones Job Journal link above, or just click that.

Here are the relevant links:

This is an experiment. It’s a spreadsheet is continuously and automatically populated with job postings on LinkedIn from game companies I follow that are posting new positions. I use the wonderful task automation tool IFTTT and this recipe to create it:

The way it works is that it automatically monitors all the game companies I personally follow on LinkedIn (~170 or so) that post jobs on LinkedIn, then automatically enters the data onto this spreadsheet. I let it run for a few days as an initial test to make sure that only game companies’ jobs are getting posted and that the formatting is intact, and it seems to work now. I don’t have the time to spend on maintaining this, but fortunately, it’s pretty much all automatic now! To the best of my knowledge, there isn’t anything else like this on the internet, but I’d love to be proven wrong so I can drive people to it! Let me know.

For security and bandwidth reasons, I’m sharing it as “View Only” which unfortunately disables the smart filtering by locationcompanyetc. If you’d like to download your own copy of it so you can use the filtering options, simply click here to download an up-to-date XLS copy. Then you can filter and edit to your heart’s desire!

Please share this with your friends and colleagues, and enjoy! And if anything’s acting weird or bugging out, please drop me a line on my Contact page above. Thanks!

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