[San-Diego-pm] jobs available, going unfulfilled
pm at bionikchickens.com
Wed Sep 22 12:45:05 PDT 2010
My sense, after having a couple job posts lapse unfilled, is that the
"standard tech" recruitment methods are weak. I'm curious what you guys have
found successful. The last two positions I filled were referrals from
personal contacts. Do you keep a linkedin profile current? Do you scan
monster or dice for interesting jobs? Do you delve into craigslist for gigs?
I don't keep my eye on job postings unless I'm about ready to jump ship or
have other reasons (compensation analysis, etc.)
what about you?
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Bob Kleemann <rkleeman at energoncube.net>wrote:
> This is an interesting problem that has been discussed at some
> meetings. The best answers we could come up with were:
> 1) Many Perl programmers are quite happy where they are at, and so
> are reluctant to entertain other offers. This also affects the hiring
> companies, as they find it hard to hire for a Perl position, and may
> move to other languages (Java programmers are a dime a dozen).
> 2) There may be a decline in Perl programmers. PHP, Python, Ruby,
> etc may be grabbing those programmers.
> I'm not sure what the best solutions might be: increase the talent
> pool, increase the advertising, increase the expectation of pay for
> somebody knowledgeable in Perl, or something else entirely.
> If anybody has some real ideas on things we could try (free Perl
> tutorials? Perl job fairs? Anything?!), I'm willing to help make
> them happen.
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Randal L. Schwartz
> <merlyn at stonehenge.com> wrote:
> > Twice in the last two days, two different organizations in the greater
> > LA area approached me to help them find folks to fill mid-level Perl
> > hacking slots (varying between IT and webdev). They both said "it's
> > getting *very* hard to find people."
> > Now, I'm really curious. Why is this?
> > Is it a supply problem, or a demand problem, or both?
> > As in, are there fewer Perl programmers here but the same demand?
> > Or the same (or more) Perl programmers here, but even more demand?
> > Or something else entirely?
> > By the way... I'm not trying to make a buck out of this. I'm just
> > trying to help people who ask me to help, and I'm also genuinely curious
> > about the state of hiring in the Perl community, particulary in LA since
> > I'm also working here for a while.
> > (I'll also be sending this message to the other local PM groups, so if
> > you see it multiple times, I'm sorry.)
> > --
> > Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777
> > <merlyn at stonehenge.com> <URL:http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/>
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