Software Developers: Where Have All the Good Ones Gone?

Posted on June 6, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , |

Each week the Tech Career Forum hosts a Wednesday afternoon chat called #TCFchat on Twitter at 3pm Eastern. This week (today) the discussion will be centered around software development, programming, QA, and the like, and the various career issues associated with those roles.

In 2012, developer and programming positions are booming. The U.S. Burear of Labor Statistics software developer careeris expecting a 28% increase in Applications Developer positions and a 12% increase in Computer Programmer positions.

The problem, however, is that companies and recruiters are reporting that finding good candidates is harder than ever. So, now more than ever, candidates for these roles need to prepare for how to present themselves as qualified.

Here are the questions that will be discussed in today’s chat.

1. How do you distinguish yourself from the competition on your resume and online profiles?
2. How do you communicate your technical value and your business value?
3. What strategies can help improve your odds of conducting a successful job search?
4. How do you translate this into a successful interview?

 

If you miss today’s discussion at 3pm Eastern, you can follow the recap on Twitter by searching on #TCFchat, you can see the discussion on Storify (and see past #TCFchat discussions), or participate in the aftershow discussion on LinkedIn with the Tech Career Forum group.

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