IT specialists desperately sought: do you know your target audience?
IT specialists are rare in all sectors globally. Whoever wants to recruit them has to speak their language, and to know what they expect.
Geek, nerd; or just pretty normal?
Front-end developers, data engineers or UX experts; IT expert is not just IT expert. The sector has become highly fragmented and specialised over the past few years. Stack Overflow, one of the most important online forums for developers, attempted in the just recently published "2015 Developer Survey" to sketch out the stereotype of a programmer.Developers are on average 29 years old. He or she was therefore born in the years when IBM brought its first megabit chip to market. Therefore only 25 percent of developers have more than ten years of programming experience. 42 percent have also acquired their skills by teaching themselves (particularly in the sector of systems administration), 38 percent have a graduate degree in computing or a similar subject.
42 percent have acquired their skills by teaching themselves (above all in the area of systems administration), 38 percent have an undergraduate degree in computing or a similar subject.
Software developers and their requirements of a job
Successfully recruiting IT talents
If you are searching for IT professionals (and many are), then the traditional job advertisement will not get you very far. IT experts have to be approached differently. After all, 76 percent are more or less satisfied with their job according to Stack Overflow. ""Curating networks, visiting conferences, sponsoring hackathons; if you want to find IT talents, you have to stay on the ball"", in the experience of Bittner, who is active particularly in the region of Styria (Austrian Steiermark). At epunkt there are additional teams in Austria and Germany who are dedicated to IT recruitment. Searching for, capturing the interest of and placing IT professionals is also a talent. ""You can learn a trade, but it gets interesting when recruitment starts to combine passion for a career and real interest in people and their responsibilities."", according to Bittner, who knows what he is good at. ""We are Recruitment!"""