3 min min read - July 31, 2014
Recently got on timeline nice short article saying that IT industry in the UK is booming. I think that is true. I can see that each day in my mailbox and on my phone. As a senior (hope not because of age) I experience a bit hard to manage flood of various offers. It's nice feeling to be recognised by recruiters. But it's annoying that still many of them don't even try to walk just for a moment in my shoes. If they were, they would figure out why I reject some of their enquiries in a seconds:
I don't want to sound too aggressive, but that are clear facts of very commonly made mistakes by head hunters. I do appreciate recruiters work and keep good relations with some. Anyhow often (in many office jobs nova days in the UK) people learn some easy formulas and don't think on what they are doing. It may work when looking for unexperienced workers. If you look for the best ones, you need to the best one. Otherwise other recruiters will defeat you.
About me: I am over 13 years in IT industry. I started as a home-grown developer, evolved to a senior engineer, architect, manager and startup team assembler. I try to combine economical education and knowledge collected over the years to help entrepreneurs reach their goals. My observations are based on experience of myself, my colleagues and business partners. Many non-IT learnings are lessons given by my mentors, bosses and investors basing on their own failures, successes and learnings. Every project I join benefits from it and I hope you can benefit too.
Many times recently I met a statement that people with startup experience come often with very limited set of skills. Compared to enterprise environment that spend huge amounts of money on human resources, it's obvious that level of learning may differ. Anyhow often startups delay any investment in their teams backing up that by leak of proper funds. I believe in most cases, it's because they don't see short term value in education.… read more…
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