This article is written by a good friend of mine Steve Brownlee. He hits the nail on the head. The job specs that are out there are completely convoluted and you would have to grow someone in a lab to meet some of the requirements that companies have out there when it comes to hiring developers. Take things one step further. The recruiters who are working off of these specs inside corporate HR are passing on really strong candidates because they don’t have all of the “skills” listed and they don’t know any better as to what is really needed. Then companies wonder why they can’t hire anyone and positions remain unfilled for long periods of time.
The making of a beast This article is for the software development audience, but I’m sure it applies to other industries as well. I’ve talked to many aspiring, junior, and senior developers and one of