Saturday, August 25, 2007

The job market in software

I get daily emails from with jobs listed from searches. I actually found a job that way two years ago. The Texas job listings right now from Monster seem to be particularly bad. I hear, though, that there are many Java development jobs in the Dallas area. So why the disconnect? I suspect that, as usual, recruiters are finding people for jobs that they don't want to advertise, because they don't want other firms to find out about them. Even before the World Wide Web, that was true. I had started in the consulting business in early 1992, when you had to use one of the services to broadcast your resume to contract companies. Now, you can just post your resume at Monster or one of the other competitors.

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