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Finding the Best SQL Talent

SQL, or Structured Query Language, is the highest demand language, and with industry wide shortages, it’s sometimes difficult for businesses to find the talent they’re looking for. This results in temporary decreases in productivity, which can affect overall for employers who are implementing increasingly more cloud computing solutions. The question remains, how do you find the right SQL candidate?

  1. Don’t limit your search.

SQL skills are used in web development, computer systems analysis, software engineering and many other positions. Candidates with SQL experience may have the skills needed to be successful in a range of positions.

  1. Look for open source projects that use SQL.

This can be a very unorthodox method to find talent. Because there’s no pay involved, open source projects will often attract those who enjoy their profession and have a high level of expertise. Having both, and not just technical expertise, makes a major difference in work performance.

  1. College campuses are potential areas to recruit.

Many seniors are close to graduation, and are very enthusiastic about the prospect of working for your company. The downside to this is that they won’t have the experience many companies are looking for, and it will take a while to yield results. It is, however, a great way to find a large pool of entry level talent.

  1. Partner with a staffing agency.

An experienced recruitment agency knows where to look, and already has established relationships with top talent. Your staffing partner can help you fill vacancies, even in high-demand and shortage jobs such as SQL. This allows you to focus on the tasks at hand, rather than spending time worrying about recruiting.