IT’s a small world after all, and no I’m not talking about my kid’s favorite ride at Disneyland.
It's no news flash that the Silicon Valley IT job market is hot right now. When Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal are talking about the IT Talent Wars being back “on” in the Silicon Valley, you know we’re currently in a candidate driven market. Armada’s been seeing a lot of multiple offer situations for higher caliber talent over the last three quarters, and some mild, but not dramatic wage inflation.
We all work for money. You do and I do. Just as they sing in Cabaret, “Money makes the world go around.” This is not to say that is all we work for, but when it comes down to basics, we all need a little cash to make life easier.
Often enough, a technical recruiter will call a talented, skilled professional and come to find the person on the other end of the phone is not so amenable. Yes, a recruiter does make money from filling a position, but so do you – you get a salary, and the recruiter makes theirs. But recruiters are not looking to make a quick buck by filling position fast and making the highest margin off of you, recruiters work to find the right fit between the consultant, the recruiting company, and the end client. Recruiters are the liaison between you and the client company; we are both your agent and your cheerleading squad, here to support you.