So I am hiring...I reach out to my personal network to recruit and the response is they are trying to hire me. It's a good thing and if you look at the Job Board it's amazing what opportunities are out there right now in certain areas. Bay Area especially is hot.
But it brings up Jared's question from the Interaction09|vancouver conference, "Where are the next 10,000 ixd's going to come from?"
Competing for talent right now looks like it's going to be really really difficult. After reading some of the many posts in the job board I am struck by the lack of a shared understanding of how beginning, intermediate, mid career, design management, etc. experience is described. I also see a focus on the skills needed over what the problems are or why company x would be interesting to work for. They all also seem to have similar skill needs when I know by practice and position many of these companies are radically different.
To help all the recruiters out there...What are the flavors of ixd roles? Can we get them to talk more about what types work will be done in the position, etc. In Architecture, where i come from originally there are different types of Architects, a project Architect, a design Architect... Do we have notions of where people are in the spectrum of practice on interaction design?