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The Disconnect Between Job Seekers And Hiring Managers

TechCareers' editor, Judy Mottl, recently talked with Joe Sabrin, CEO of to discuss today's relationship dynamics between hiring managers and job candidates, and what Sabrin believes IT professionals need to do to forge a good career path.

TC: You've been quoted as saying there is a "disconnect" today between tech candidates and hiring professionals. What exactly are you referring to?

JS: The disconnect is about how the two groups view each other. Today's tech candidates don't understand what they're worth, given the fact that technology is strong and good skill sets can be hard to find. On the hiring side, many corporations still think that IT is cheap and so the labor force should be as well. But companies are in for a rude awakening. They don't understand that the marketplace has changed.

TC: So given the current scenario, what should IT professionals be doing to get that next better job?

JS: One good strategy is to build up some niche specialty skills. Right now developers are in very high demand, so those who know C++, C# (.NET) and Java can find good careers as well-paid independent contractors.

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