That old saying, there's plenty of fish in the sea, doesn't necessarily apply to the specialized knowledge workers who make up the Information Technology field. After all, they're just that— special. The training and technical skills they have acquired take time to accrue, and with the fast rate in which technology is advancing, the available pool of IT resources seems to be lagging continually.
The IT Talent Assessment Survey completed by the CIO's Executive Council also recognizes the struggle IT leaders are having hitting their recruitment goals, as well as their frustrations with the IT hiring process. To meet the needs of the current business technology boom, CIOs must get creative if they're going to harvest the sea of IT talent they need.
It's time to adjust your sights in the search for IT talent.