[Irtalk] Do Employers Want Too Much From IT Tech Pro Candidates? - Dice News

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 19:26:24 SAST 2015

Reading a job description can send even the most talented technologist off
the proverbial deep end. *Many employers’ “required” skill sets seem to
include everything but the ability to teleport and build a Shaker barn*;
the lengthy requisites of skills and experience seem achievable only by
candidates who’ve spent the past four decades using a hundred different
programming languages and platforms to excel at fifty different,
complicated jobs.

*Even under the best circumstances, it’s difficult to find a job for which
an experienced tech pro is a perfect fit*; so what do some employers hope
to get out of this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to hiring?

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