6 tips for finding mobile app talent

Demand is high for mobile app developers, which means companies need to act quickly to get people with mobile skills on board

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To understand what’s hot in the IT job market today, just ask yourself a simple question: When is the last time you checked your mobile device or used the mobile Web?

According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, the number of mobile Web-connected devices will exceed the world's population in 2013. As for mobile apps, the global market is expected to make $25 billion in revenue this year, up 62 percent from a year ago, according to Gartner.

It’s no wonder, then, that mobile development (for both iOS and Android) hit the No. 1 spot in a recent study by tech recruiter Cybercoders that looked at today’s hottest tech skills. Tech pros with mobile development skills were getting an average of four to five job offers, according to the Framingham, Mass.-based company, which analyzed more than 10,000 tech companies and their hiring requirements.

The trouble is, given the fast growth in mobile, market demand exceeds supply. The question for companies is how to acquire mobile skills quickly enough to fulfill their mobile strategies.

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