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Recruitment for the best software engineers

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The idea is this: After a about five years on the job, software engineers start getting the ... More

Editor's review

Published 26 Sep 2012

It's said that if you are the employer of a great software engineer it's best to try to nail them into a new contract before they've been with you for five years or so. One tends to find that if they haven't found what they are looking for in your business by then they will think about moving on. It's the nature of the beast. So if you are an employer looking to coax one of the great ones out of their soft, cosy and comfortable conditions it's rather difficult for obvious reasons. But how could you encourage and court them to come and talk to you privately and anonymously? You might be able to offer them more money and better working conditions. Five Year Itch is an employment app that specializes in the recruitment of great software engineers by offering great employment opportunities to the best employees and lets them remain anonymous so their current boss won't find out.
 
So this is the thing. It seems that after about five years on the job, software engineers start getting the "itch" to move on. If you are good at your job however, it’s probably steady and comfortable, though you may not be quite as much in love with it anymore. You  just can't be bothered searching for something else.  But five years in, that little itch starts crawling up your back: “Is this all there is?” and "Am I going to fall behind as a technologist?" But it's really not you to offer your services because it's a meat market out there and it's so easy just to keep cruising along in your soul-sucking job. Good employers are looking for your technical skills, for your history of success and stability. But how can they know that you're interested? Tell FiveYearItch what you want. We introduce you to employers, anonymously. You'll only get those offers that meet your requirements. What would it take if you feel that itch and what would convince you to leave? FiveYearItch was created to scratch the itch. Just fill in a short form with your current job and how long you've been there, the job you would like, which part of the country you would like to work in and how much money you want for doing it and leave your details anonymously. FiveYearItch will introduce you to employers with jobs that meet your requirements so you don't have to search for a job because you can let job offers find you.
 
It was Billy Wilder that wrote and directed the movie The Seven Year Itch but this itch is not quite the same kind. Whereas Wilder's movie dealt with marriage and fidelity FiveYearItch is an employment app that deals with the number of years that software engineers' seem to have till they start to think about moving on. Here is a job and career app that targets some of the better software experts that are reasonably happy where they are but might be tempted if the deal was the right one. For the employee, FiveYearItch let's you play the field simply and anonymously while employers get a shot at recruiting great experienced software professionals.

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