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.
Right now I am watching some soon to be graduates with some experience having a difficult time finding a job after graduation.
Are companies, senior leaders, managers really this incapable of bringing in recent grads and getting them up to speed?
To my observation… what happens to the “too junior” candidate in many cases is they either find a crappy job to pay the bills, get frustrated and leave the industry or they never get a job and never start in the industry.
“War for Talent” and “Skills Shortage” I question the premise more every day.
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