The last two decades have seen a technological revolution unparalleled in human history. From Apple IIE to smartphones, the technology industry has been developing new products and software at breakneck speed. As a consumer, it is often difficult to keep up with new products and services. With revenue sharing dictated by the development of cutting edge technology, skilled engineers have quickly become a coveted asset in an ultra-competitive battle of the fittest. Given the pace of industry growth and the increasing demand for technology positions, the recruitment industry has been forced to evolve to better serve the needs of leading technology companies.

The technology industry covers a wide range of companies that provide computer systems, chip production, and other information and communication systems. This wide range of offerings requires personnel with specialized skills, including experience in hardware and software engineering. Hardware engineering expertise can be further segmented into computer manufacturing, processor manufacturing, and mobile device development. The software development side also covers a wide range of languages ​​and expertise, from web development to mobile device programming skills. The multitude of available programming languages ​​further segments the software side of the technology experience.

With such a diverse demand for skills, hiring technology companies requires a unique understanding of the technical foundation of each new position. Hiring for technical positions means that the recruiter must differentiate between hardware engineering skills and the variety of programming language skills on the market. This demand for technical recruiting skills has joined the burgeoning tech industry. Given the inherent degree of difficulty in filling such unique roles, many technology companies turn to trained technology recruiters to help better serve their hiring needs. Specialized recruiting firms have sprung up to provide the expertise and level of expertise needed to recruit for jobs in the tech space. These firms have honed their knowledge and experience over time. While an internal recruiter may not understand all of the different skill sets required for a position, a dedicated technical recruiting company is likely to have experience with similar roles and recruiters who understand the specific skill requirements for each job.

The competitive nature of hiring for technology companies has forced recruiters to outperform the competition with greater efficiencies. Recruitment efficiencies have improved over time through increased experience with specialized job requirements, a better understanding of technical skill sets, and an improved organization. Many technology recruitment companies have turned to technology itself to help them compete with other companies seeking candidates for similar positions. Software developers have created unique applicant tracking systems uniquely designed to increase recruiting collaboration and lower overall hiring costs. These software products enable unmatched insight into the hiring funnel and help ensure that the most qualified candidates make it to the interview process.

As technology has overtaken other industries, hiring practices have been forced to evolve and keep up with cutting edge technology trends. Developing specialized knowledge on a variety of technical skills and the shift to web-based applicant tracking technology has helped modernize technical hiring practices to better serve the needs of today's businesses. While these specialized hiring practices can effectively serve the needs of today's technology companies, hopefully they can continue to evolve to better serve the needs of tomorrow,

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The multitude of available programming languages ​​further segments the software side of the technology experience.