The groups on this site are divided into three sections which are tagged General Programming Groups, Projects and Positions Wanted, and Projects and Positions. When you create your group you must select the desired tag for your group.
Projects and Positions Wanted:
With this group you can post resume/CV and list desired positions and salary. One way to do this is to create a group and only list highlights of your experience and then make that group public. Make sure to include directions for viewers to join the group to ‘read more’ or obtain contact information. After the group is created you can continue to create group articles that contain more data and your complete resume or CV and any other facts you feel are important to convey. You can make these articles private so only people you allow to join your group can read or you can selectively make each article private or public. Keep in mind that public content is picked up by the search engines but private articles or groups are not. You can also make the group private but some articles public. In this way you will not have any requests from users to join your group. You can still selectively add site users to your group through the group admin interface.
Projects and Positions:
With this group you can list open positions or jobs and programming projects. You can create a group and make it public and proceed to add articles for each position or project you may have. The group main page can be your company with some material pertaining to it and you can create an article with more information on your company profile. As an individual with a project you can create the group with the project outline made public and your contact information private and viewable only to members who you approve to join the group. This is also a good way to obtain quotes on programming projects. Keep in mind that public content is picked up by the search engines but private articles or groups are not.
General Programming Groups:
With this group you can start a discussion on programming ideas, news, or collaborate with others in a group format. Create a private group and enlist three colleagues to create three public groups. The three public groups have three separate tasks and share their progress to the private group which is the managing group. Any combination of these in a private or public scenario can produce a productive effort in accomplishing a single goal. You can also create a group to gather others with similar interests and goals to get new ideas or paths.
The groups sections are a great way get your information and requests out and are only limited by your imagination on how you can use this system. It is also a good way to research something you may be looking for. Keep in mind that public content is picked up by the search engines but private articles or groups are not.