August PLUG Meeting: Mid-Career Development

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Wed Aug 8 11:13:42 MDT 2007

On 8/6/07, Robert Merrill <robertmerrill at> wrote:
> - What do you want to know?

How many clients do you have?  What do you specialize in?  (For
recruiters, do you specialize in finding certain types of employees?
What makes one recruiter better than another at this?  If you wanted
to get back into development, who would you go to besides yourself?
What are the signs of recruiter clueful/lessness?)

What is the easiest/hardest/most common position to fill?

What makes you think "hell yeah, I can place this candidate in a
heartbeat?"  What about the opposite?

What makes the best carrot to tempt developers who are content where they are?

What factors contribute most to making developers content in the first place?

Do recruiters care about OSS experience?  How much time can recruiters
afford to spend looking at one candidate's resume/background?

> - What are your thoughts/concerns in this market/economy

Obviously it's an employees' market right now.  How should clueful
companies deal with this?  Are you seeing many of them adjust their
behavior/expectations accordingly?  Or are they just hoping that the
pendulum will swing back soon?


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