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FAQs

How do I subscribe to the KIT List?

Click on the “Join FREE” button on the KIT List home page or on the “Join KIT List” button shown above.

The KIT List is free to join and it is for job seekers, recruiters, and employers. There is a small charge if you would like to post a job opportunity to the KIT List.

Please note that since the KIT List is hosted by Groups.io, you will also become a member of Groups.io in order to receive job postings and post jobs.

IMPORTANT: Keep a record of the user ID and password you use when signing up with Groups.io. You will need them to change your preferences or view archived job postings.

How do I unsubscribe?

If you subscribed by email, just send an email from the same address you were using when you originally signed up to:
KIT-List+unsubscribe@groups.io

You can also unsubscribe via the KIT List Groups.io page:
https://groups.io/g/KIT-List

If you have any questions or problems, you can reach us at:
KIT-List+owner@groups.io

How do I post a job to the list?

Just click on the “Post a Job” button on the KIT List home page or on the button shown above.

Please provide the job title, company name, and the city and state in the appropriate boxes on the “Post a Job” form. Including the company name is optional, but if it’s a well-known company, it’s recommended to attract more responses.

IMPORTANT: Please include the contact information such as an email address or web site for candidates to use to apply. Be sure to check the box to indicate whether it’s a consulting or permanent position. You can list only one job in each posting.

How does the KIT List work?

The KIT List is an email community where job seekers receive emails of job opportunities. The list is free to join, and there is a small charge to recruiters and employers to post job opportunities to the KIT List.

The KIT List emails are sent out via Groups.io, which sends out the job posting emails to job seekers and hosts the Message Archives of the job postings for viewing by KIT List subscribers.

After paying for a single job posting or takes advantage of a value package, the employer or recruiter fills out the job information to be posted, and then submits the job.

A KIT List moderator then reviews the job for appropriateness (please see Terms of Use). No postings for adult-themed businesses, multi-level marketing, or the use of discriminatory language are allowed.

After the moderator approves the job posting, it is sent immediately out to the job seekers via email that is delivered by Groups.io. The moderators usually approve postings within a few hours during regular business hours (Pacific Time), but please allow up to 24 hours for a posting to appear, especially for late-night or weekend postings.

Using their Groups.io preferences, KIT List subscribers can choose to receive their jobs as “Individual Emails,” or compiled as a “Daily Digest” (which groups emails into a single email), or they can just view the jobs on the web by selecting the “No Email” option.

All jobs that have been approved by the moderators can be viewed by KIT List subscribers in the Topics section.

Why did the KIT List convert from a free to a paid service?

The KIT List was created in 1997 by Sue Connelly to “keep in touch” with and to help her friends and colleagues find great jobs. Posting on the list was originally free of charge since Sue moderated it in her spare time. The KIT List grew rapidly, and the workload became staggering. Her two friends, Amy Sloniker and Val Cienega, and Sue's sister, Kelly Connelly, have contributed their time since 2002 to help manage the huge moderator workload as the list grew to over 67,000 subscribers.

In order to continue providing this service to the community, we needed to get programming help and fund the development of additional features and functionality that KIT List members requested. In recent years, a small fee has been charged to employers and recruiters, while the list remains free to job seekers in order to maintain the highest quality of candidates.

Thank you for your support in turning the KIT List into a self-sustaining service to the community!

What is inappropriate to post?

At this time, you can only post open positions for either permanent or consulting work. Please do not post résumés, requests for contacts, assistance, or replies to previous posts. We require that all users of the KIT List treat each other with respect and professionalism and that they abide by our Terms of Use or they will be removed from the list.

For employers and recruiters:
Job postings cannot contain text that is discriminatory, derogatory, or list jobs that are for inappropriate businesses (companies involved in pornography, adult themes, or using dubious financial methods, are not acceptable on the list).

For job seekers:
It is inappropriate to send replies to a posted position with the intention of inflaming the recipient. Rude, questionable, or unprofessional behavior will result in removal from the list.

The KIT List is for all professional positions that are for full-time and part-time employees, or for contract or consulting projects.

Since we started in the Silicon Valley, the job types include both technical or non-technical roles ranging from senior-level to entry-level opportunities. Examples of non-technical roles include marketing, finance, sales, human resources, management, marketing communications, administration, etc. Examples for technical roles include programming, IT, engineering, and product management.

What kinds of jobs are posted to the KIT List?

KIT List:
The KIT List is for posting professional positions that are non-technical, such as marketing, management, marketing communications, sales, finance, human resources, administration, etc.

KIT Tech:
The KIT Tech List is for all positions of a technical nature, such as IT management, programming, engineering, software and hardware development, etc. We realize some positions may cross over both lists (technical product managers and tech writers, for example), so we recommend that you post them on the KIT Tech list.

Can I just see the job postings on the KIT site instead of receiving emails?

Yes! Once you have subscribed to the KIT List, you can set your preferences to receive a “Daily Digest” to have emails consolidated, or set it for “Special Notices” so that you still receive important updates from your friendly moderators, or to “No Email” where you can check the posted positions and notices directly on the web site as needed. Please see the “How do I change my preferences for receiving email?” section below.

What are my options for receiving the KIT List?

You can receive the KIT List in a number of ways: Individual Messages to get one email per job posting, Full Featured Digest, Plain Digest, Daily Summary, or Special Notices Only where you can still view the jobs on the web site. Please see how to change your preferences in the section below.

How do I change my preferences for receiving email?

Go to the Membership page when you are signed into Groups.io and you click the box for your preferred delivery method under “Email Delivery.” If you would rather not receive any job emails but would prefer to view them on the web, we recommend you select the “Special Notices” option instead of “No Email,” so you will still get important announcements from the moderators.

Where is the KIT List home page?

The KIT List home page is www.KITlist.org.

However, since KIT List emails are delivered via the Groups.io platform, you’ll need to change your email preferences or view previous postings on the KIT List Groups.io site. For instructions, please see the details in the specific FAQ questions above.

How can I see past job postings and the message archives?

Subscribers can view all of the previous emails that have been sent by clicking the Messages button on the Groups.io home page.

NOTE: Since we were previously hosted since 2003 on the Yahoo Groups platform, which ended in December 2020, all of the prior job postings (over 180,000 jobs) can no longer be accessed. All new job posts from December 2020 are reflected on the Groups.io site.

You must be a subscriber to receive KIT List emails, or to view the jobs on the web. Employers and recruiters are not required to subscribe to the KIT List email lists; they can post jobs directly through the KIT List web site.

If you do not wish to receive all of the KIT List emails, you can still be a subscriber and choose the Web Only option in your subscription preferences so you can still access the job archives. You can also select the 'Daily Digest' option that compiles 25 emails into a single email. Click here to subscribe.

I am having problems logging into the site, what should I do?

  • If you are job seeker or consultant looking for a job or project:
  • If you are a job seeker, contractor or consultant who wants the job opportunities emails and notices of webinars and events, you do NOT need to create a profile on this site. Only recruiters and employers posting jobs need to sign up directly on this site in order to post a job.

    Instead, you can subscribe to get emails through the Groups.io platform by going to the "Join KIT List" page and signing up through Groups.io. You can also sign up directly by going to the KIT List Groups.io site. You will then start receiving KIT List job listings and announcements through the Groups.io platform. Note that the "Sign In" form on the "Post a Job" page is only so recruiters and employers can access their account information for posting jobs.

  • If you are a recruiter or employer posting a job:
  • You only need to register on this site if you wish to POST a job to the list. Just fill in the "Member Information" section on the "Post a Job" page the first time you post a job. When you return to the site, just use the "Sign In" form on the "Post a Job" page and the site will remember you!

    If you are not receiving KIT List job emails, please check that you are using your correct email address and password. They may be different from the email address and password you used to receive the KIT List emails through the KIT List Groups.io site.

    If you are still having problems logging in, it might be because you are not yet registered on this www.KITlist.org site for job postings.

How do I contact the moderators?

We are just an email away to answer your questions at support@KITlist.org! Please check this FAQ section first to see if we have already answered your question. Thanks, since this helps to keep the moderator workload to a reasonable level!

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