Tag: Dice

I got sucked into a discussion on Reddit with this very question. No, I don’t hang out on Reddit. I wouldn’t even go there but a couple of technical writing crawlers periodically drop an email with links to things there. So, let’s get a few things out of the way up front: There is no “best language to learn” when the question is asked in a vacuum. There are many different job markets and industries which use the same programming languages, but they don’t advertise on Indeed or Dice or the general mainstream job boards. Most advertised = lowest wage. Before you think about learning a language and beginning a career as a programmer you really need to take a course on programming logic. Many schools either don’t offer it…

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There has been a lot of chatter both on-line and in print about the fact there never was a skills gap in this country, just a bunch of employers trying to pay salaries which are dramatically below market rate. It’s nice to see I was a few years ahead of the curve when I pointed it out. What I need to point out now is the other major reason you aren’t getting qualified candidates. Your HR department doesn’t want to do recruiting. It’s true. Many years ago I used to date a technical recruiter. Both then and now technical recruiters who had actual recruiting skills and knew what technologies worked with what could go out and become consultants for major corporations with a recruiting backlog. Each client she worked for…

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