Interesting article on InfoWorld by Ted Samson, has the tide turned for the IT industry in the United States? Sure sounds it from what I read here. I have also noticed many more job opportunities coming my way through the different job boards. That isn’t unusual but the two things I noticed are the longer contracts (1-3 years) and the number of emails coming in. I am not a consultant so just about all of them are spam for my inbox but I think if you look at the opportunities on boards like dice, monster, and careerbuilder the tide has certainly turned.
According to a survey conducted by Dice.com, 54 percent of hiring managers and recruiters expect organizations to aggressively engage in poaching this year. – link
So I went ahead and tested a new feature in WordPress called “Press this” which basically fills in my blog post for me, quoting the selected browser text, filling in the post title and providing a like at the bottom. Not sure I will use this a lot as I don’t usually regurgitate others content on my blog often unless its something shocking. I did find this article interesting and his ending statement I believe is very true but I also know there are exceptions out there.
I’m not going to make friends saying this: The jobs are there. Unemployed developers are unemployed for a reason. They haven’t kept their skills current; they haven’t learned to sell themselves well in job interviews; and in some cases they’re simply on the wrong side of the bell curve — people who have chosen the wrong field and wouldn’t make good hires.
Somewhere there’s an MBA student in search of a research topic who could probably go beyond my impressions to provide solid evidence. Until that happens, this is the best answer I have.
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