On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Mary Austin-Keller
<uxlists at maryaustin-keller.com> wrote:
> I think this is a serious problem with both our area and the general > software industry. There are so few junior job postings. Most are for 3-5 > years or more. Yet, how do you get those 3-5 years without year 1! Yes, I > have 3-5 years experience, but I think we all are doing ourselves a > disservice by not hiring junior folks. If you're out there hiring, try to > consider a junior position, even as a contractor position if necessary.
I've been working my way through "Managing the Professional Service
Firm" by David Maister. He makes a compelling argument that such a
firm actually increases profit per partner *only* by increasing the
number of juniors, as that is the only source of leverage (partners
only have so much time in the week and prices are market driven).
I was going to do it anyhow, but now I'm actively and resolutely
looking for juniors. In Kansas. We haven't posted yet, but it'll be
probably April or May.