I am seeing a trend lately with the conversations I am having with tech pros… and I am not sure if it is because I have been attending more tech events and meetups so these conversations find me, if it is because many tech pros have hit a tipping point with their (dead end) conversations with recruiters or this is a natural progression in a long bull market economy (people are proactively doing a search)…
Tech pros are starting to take control of where they land next.
Conversations generally sound like this, “I usually wait for a search firm or corporate tech recruiter to reach out to me about a job and if the timing is right, I take a look at it. Now I am actively seeking out companies and roles I want and reaching out to them directly.”
YES!!! <= how I usually respond.
I get that your busy writing code, managing a team, architecting the app, listening to end users, keeping the system running and keeping board members informed and happy.
But to leave to chance that a corporate recruiter or search firm recruiter has your next dream job is freaking crazy.
Should you pay attention to the inquiries?
Should you rely on those being the only opportunities that are available to you?
There are some easy ways to stay in touch with what is going on including:
- Attend events and conferences
- Read the MSP Business Journal, Minne Inno, Tech.MN and Ping.MN (should it get off the ground)
- Listen to our MSP on Deck podcast
- Lurk on Twitter the “cool kids” in MN tech
- Network with your peers and learn about who is doing what
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