Indeed, data shows that tech jobs are the most difficult to fill in the market, 59% of DevOps engineer jobs between January and April 2022 are still open after 60 days
The tech industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, but the supply of professionals doesn’t seem to be keeping up with demand. According to data from Indeed, the world’s #1 job site, of the 15 hardest-to-fill jobs, 11 are technology-related. In Brazil, data from Indeed from January to March 2022 shows that the hardest job to fill on the list is that of development operations engineer (or DevOps engineer), where 59% of jobs remain open for at least two months.
Madalina Secareanu, Senior Corporate Communications Manager at Indeed for LATAM, explains that the passionate market means that in addition to technology professionals themselves, specialized technology recruitment is also an area of opportunity in Brazil. “Tech recruiters source and position candidates for all types of tech roles, from programming and development to security and maintenance,” she says.
The prospects for recruiters who want to specialize in technology are huge, as they are largely responsible for finding candidates to fill positions in the field. A study by the Association of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Digital Technologies Companies (Brasscom), in 2019, pointed out that the number of graduates in this field reached 46,000 professionals per year, while that the estimated demand, until 2024, would reach about 70 thousand.
For those who like to diversify their tasks, the path is also attractive. Tech recruiters have many responsibilities, from administering tech tests to making crucial hiring decisions. Finally, there are also good prospects for growth in the region. With experience, it is possible to become a top notch HR professional.
Tips for getting started in the region
Thinking about the growth of this market, Indeed has listed some tips for recruiters who want to start or specialize in the field of technology.
1. Learn about the industry in your area
It is important to learn about the industry, especially in your geographic area, to determine the candidate base. In large cities, it may be easier to find several qualified candidates for a job, while smaller areas may require more research.
2. Understand the different types of jobs
The tech industry is vast, so a tech recruiter can recruit for many different roles. Preparing strategies for filling the most common positions can help the hiring process move forward quickly. Consider the common skills the candidate should have, the programming and software languages they should know, and the amount of experience and training required.
3. Familiarize yourself with common interview questions and tests
A technology recruiter will likely be the first person to screen or interview the candidate, so being comfortable with basic interview questions and programming tests can help you make better hiring decisions. It is important to know the usual duration of the tests and the minimum requirements to pass the different assessments. Another tip is to make a list of things you expect to hear in interview responses so you have a standardized scoring system.
4. Know where to look for candidates
A tech recruiter can be more proactive by knowing where to look for candidates. Connecting directly with candidates on different platforms, including niche program recruiting committees and broader recruiting networks, can help bring together a broader pool of candidates. Some places to look for potential candidates are colleges, bootcamps, networking events, and conferences.
The data was obtained based on job vacancies posted on the Indeed website in Brazil and represents a list of jobs open for more than 60 days, from January 2022 to the end of March 2022. Although jobs may be open for more than 60 days for a variety of reasons, Indeed uses this metric as an indicator of hiring difficulty.
About Indeed Brazil
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