Software creators possess advanced technology skills that could make them attractive choices to many U.S. employers in 2013. According to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., the software development sector is expected to produce the most jobs during the year, and employment experts predict the segment will increase its workforce by 7 percent.
“Where the U.S. will produce the most jobs in 2013 is likely to follow growth patterns of the last few years,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “The competition for educated, specialized labor has intensified as market demands increase.”
CareerBuilder ranked software development as its top job growth sector for 2013. Many software creators require bachelor’s degrees and other education to apply principles and techniques of engineering, computer science and mathematics. These specialists may also be required to embed systems software and help companies build state-of-the-art applications and databases.
Job growth in the software development segment may significantly impact U.S. employers. Companies could substantially boost their productivity by instituting quality systems to help employees’ manage their work.
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Thanks to advancements in technology, employers have been able to find new workers online instead of having to sort through paper applications. However, the process has meant that in some cases, qualified candidates never get hired.
According to many experts, the computerized systems, which are becoming more common than ever, use a series of yes or no questions and then filter out applicants based on the results. In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, University of Pennsylvania professor Peter Cappelli said that the systems were falling short.
“The problem comes with employers trying to use these systems for more than they’re capable of doing,” said Cappelli, director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, in an interview with the source. “They have so constrained their criteria, they end up with nothing. They want skill sets that don’t exist.”
Some of the largest names in the tech industry have seen many jobs unfilled. For example, technology firm Microsoft says that it has 6,000 positions open, according to InformationWeek. Many of those positions have remained unclaimed due to a shortage of qualified candidates, the source reported.
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