The tech talent shortage is requiring many companies to think outside the box when it comes to finding employees to fill tech roles. This means looking beyond standard computer science graduates and expanding your search pool to include some nontraditional candidates, including those for whom tech is a second career, those with disabilities, and those from a variety of unrelated backgrounds.
"There are more positions open seeking computer science degrees than there are computer science degree graduates right now," says Blake Angove, director of technology services at LaSalle Network. "So if you want to get your position filled in a timely manner and get the work done, you have to look at more nontraditional degrees."
Some tips for finding and interviewing candidates who could make a difference at your company: revamp job postings; identify skills, not degrees; make interview accommodations.
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