Many workers in the tech industry, whether they hold jobs at major corporations or small startups, wonder if they could leave their current job and find something better in a related field. Given the state of today's tech industry, the answer seems to be yes.
In fact, in the case of Ivan Kirigin, it was a resounding yes.
Kirigin, the founder of recruiting referral tool YesGraph, recently attempted an experiment with the mobile gossip app Secret. According to an article on Business Insider, Kirigin used the app to pretend to be a mobile engineer with experience designing iOS apps. He posted about his desire to leave his startup.
Few people would expect to get any sort of response, but Kirigin actually got seven responses. One was from a startup, while the remaining six were from established companies, including Tumblr, Flickr and even Secret itself.
Kirigin told the news source that the app helps spread posts among users and their friends. He added that the skills he listed were enough to get some attention as well.
"A mix of talent in engineering and design is rare," he said. "Startup experience is a huge plus when you want to filter for productivity. Here is an outwardly passive but secretly active candidate, which is a good recruiting target. Mobile talent is in incredibly high demand because there is a race among startups and large companies alike to capture the space."
This is true not only in Silicon Valley, but also in may other parts of the country. For example, there are a number of open Houston IT jobs, and companies seek out the best and brightest talent.
Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as a Web/Mobile Developer. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers.