I could have titled this, “Why there is an IT talent shortage”.
The past 9 months or so the number of “this developer is too junior” comments has increased. And it’s not just me… a number of my Recruiter and HR friends are hearing this in all sizes (# of employees and revenue) of companies.
I get that depending on size of company, division or group a too junior developer may not fit in. Whether they need mentoring that there is not time for (or someone not capable of doing it) or there would be so much “dead” time for them that they may get frustrated and leave… I get there are barriers.
But let me say this, if we don’t hire junior developers now they will never be the 3 year Ruby Developer or the 5 year .Net Developer everyone is looking for.