Looking for IT Talent? Look to LinkedIn®

Asset Management
by Guest Columnist

by Clint Boulton

There’s a global IT talent shortage, but IT leaders are finding help from an old mainstay: the professional social networking platform, LinkedIn. If you’re looking to hire (or be hired), LinkedIn can help, whether the company’s need is a brand new hire or an experienced CIO.

Clint Boulton writes, “Facing an IT talent shortage, CIOs are haunting college campuses, hiring interns, and poaching peers from rivals to staff their digital transformations. However, some CIOs are finding that good IT talent is a just a LinkedIn search away, while others use it to seek new career opportunities.

“‘It is a great forum for us to post our jobs outside of our own site or job boards,’ says Victor Fetter, CIO of LPL Financial®. He says the company’s talent acquisition team regularly lists open positions on the site. He also fields one or two queries a week from technology workers interested in working for the company. Like other CIOs, he looks for people versed in coding, project management, and developer operations, among other skillsets, to complete IT projects that support the business.”

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