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Technology Jobs Are Back!
The Information Technology world
has found new life. The last time that technology were this abundant was back in the late 90s and early
2000, before the dotcom bubble burst. In the late 90s, startups were all the rage. You really didn’t even
have to have a great business plan, but there were investors lining up behind every door waiting to throw
seed money at it. Some of those business startup ideas have gone on to become great successes, but many of
them have fallen by the wayside.
forward 10 years later and the IT market is experiencing new life and the demand for strong Java Developers is
high. In the late 90s, it is reported that $50 billion was invested in startups. The current investment this
time around is projected at a mere 10% of that number. That being said, $5 billion dollars is still a lot of
money. The primary difference this time around is that venture capitalists are much pickier about where they put
positive aspect of investors being tighter with their money means that only the best business startup ideas are
going to get investment capital. This means that new technology startups have to really understand their
business sector and be able to sell the positive attributes of their technology startup. The companies have to
show a strong advantage to their business model. So despite the risk involved in working for a startup, the odds
of success are higher than they have ever been. The bad news is that there will be some great ideas that go
new money being invested in startups has definitely helped to inject more life into the number of technology
jobs available in the marketplace. While startups are definitely
getting a boost of capital and many are making headlines, the jump in software development jobs and networking
and support jobs are not solely the result of technology startups. Established companies are constantly
reinvesting in new technology. The beautiful thing about technology is that it is always in a constant cycle of
expansion, upgrading and improvement.
Finding a Software Developer Job
There is more competition for strong developer candidates and
the demand is growing.
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#1 driver of technology jobs is competition. When companies compete over great Java developers and Java
engineers, candidates win. When you have 2 great potential employers who recognize a strong candidate and the
benefits said candidate could bring to their company, and they do what they can to bring the services of that
candidate to their company, everyone wins. The candidate ends up getting a great offer with a great company,
doing what they love to do. The employer obtains the services of a great employee and increases their chances of
a successful product launch or product release.
reason for the shortage of qualified technology candidates back in the dotcom boom of the late 90s was
competition. The reason for the growing demand for software development and other IT candidates is…competition.
In the absence of competition from technology startups and small businesses, large companies take their time and
sometimes drag their feet through the process. They may identify a strong developer, but are interested in
seeing and interviewing additional applicants. In a competition rich environment, where companies are competing
for great candidates, whether they be software engineers, network architects or Development managers, he who
rise of well-funded dotcoms all over the country means that more and more employers are going to have to fight
for a shrinking pool of qualified technology candidates. The success of recent technology IPOs and news of
upcoming IPOs by technology startups are adding fuel to the fire. The entire world knows by now that Facebook is
going to have an Initial Public Offering. There have been numerous stories of the amount of wealth that will be
realized by those who got in early at the social media giant. What developer wouldn’t want to be one of the
early UI Engineers or Server-side Java developers working for Facebook and holding several million dollars in
if you value the security of an established employer over the dream big atmosphere of a technology startup, you
can benefit in knowing that companies are going to step up their interview practices to try to win you over to
their team. No matter what the size of the employer you decide to interview with, a competitive technology
marketplace means that there will be more opportunities for you to look at and choose from.
you are hiring manager, it’s time to step up your game. You are going to have to duke it out with other
employers who are also interested in your applicants. Gone are the days when you could sit back and opt to make
your decision after you come back from a long vacation. If that is you attitude, there is a high likelihood that
the candidate will have said “I do” to another suitor.
is where the expertise of AmherstIT comes into play. With our years of experience in recruiting, we understand
both the candidates’ and the employers’ sides. We seek out development managers with Java developer openings,
.NET developer positions, web developer jobs, Enterprise Architect jobs, etc. who are ready to pull the trigger
once they find the “perfect” match. On the employer side we interview and pre-qualify software programmers from
entry-level to architects, who are ready to make a commitment to your organization and start contributing to
your company's success.
and experience the AmherstIT difference. Let us help you fill that next software development role or if you are
a candidate, find you a new home.