Sharepoint Mining Social Networks For Talent And Spin

Over on the LinkedIn blog, Amy Walz, a savvy recruiter asks, “Do Developers Hate SharePoint?”

To stir her pot to perfection she adds, “I’ve noticed a shortage of SharePoint Specialists (implementation, configuration, architecture, etc) who also have strong .NET development skills. I’ve also noticed lots of $120k+ jobs on the market for this skill set.”

Then to keep your mind off the obvious fact that she is trying to see who bites, what their background is and if there is any action, she spices it up with, “I know it’s not all about money.. but why aren’t more developers specializing in SharePoint?  I love that old line that says anytime someone says it’s not about money, it’s about the money.  Then to be kind, Ms Walz drives the conversation towards the politics of development.

“I’d like to hear the group’s thoughts on this. Is it the fact that SharePoint puts [constraints] on development? Do they think it’s just a trend? Does SharePoint violate development purists’ beliefs? What’s going on?! It seems to be a heated debate..”

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Nice pitch here for this creative marketer who is trying to be a superuser for the head hunting set by using prospective talent to ferret out the winners.  Now heated debates in Sharepoint development really rile me up, I don’t know about you.  What we find is more of the same old stuff strutting out how the energy generated by technologists, especially those involved in writing code for applications, is greatly impacted by the tenor of the day overall.  I wonder if Walz’  strategy-for locating and reeling in developers with the right answers to questions they may be grilled on in interviews- actually works?

More than that, where does Sharepoint fit once the marketplace shakes out the clutter of proprietary baggage.  Will businesses have to train personnel to manage the superficial aspects without looking under the hood?  Will Sharpoint decide to open doors to its backend?  Will open source advocates ever figure out a reasonable approach to making money for their efforts?  We yearn for your feedback.

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