Hi Harvey. Have you considered using an agency?
It's pretty tight for the the skill sets my clients are looking for as well. It's been this way for me since last summer.
The market is moving but in my opinion it is far from hot. Some niche markets are tight on talent in some geographies but for the most part you can find people. Unemployment is still high, layoffs are still happening. You may want to tap into a consultant as .Net is heavy in contractors, try Dice or partnering with an agency who focuses on this niche. Exposure on social networks is good and growing but still not making up a as big a slice of the "closes" in the recruiting pie when you look at it from the perspective of # of placements for staffing agencies vs. job boards, resume databases, and referrals.
Thanks for the Reply.
I am working on 2 open positions. One is a Temp to Perm, so I am working with Agencies. The other is a Direct Hire and I have this one out to all my favorite Networks, etc. After 3-1/2 days I have 4 interested Applicants and 2 interviews. This is a much lower number than I was getting throughout 2009.
I am thankful for the 2 who made it to the interview stage, but am worried if the hiring for .Net is this tight now, what is it going to be like when the economy finally turns around? We may be in for a shortage of qualified candidates like we experienced post 9/11 and again around 2004.
All the best to you,