Coke vs. Pepsi. Beatles vs. Rolling Stones. iPhone vs. Android. For mobile enthusiasts and developers, the debate on favorite platforms is one for the ages. But for companies recruiting tech professionals with mobile experience it seems there’s no contest: they just want mobile talent.
For recruiters and hiring managers, their resume search behavior looks more like a train of thought than a defined preference. For example, “Mobile and native and (iOS or iPhone or Android or Symbian) and (Developer or programmer or analyst or “Software engineer”)” is an actual search string, as is “(iOS or Android or Blackberry) and app* and (design* or develop*) and (UX or UI).”
More than six years after the iPhone was introduced, IDC said smartphone shipments from manufactures set a new quarterly record, with 258 million shipped in the third quarter and mobile remains one of the fastest growing hiring demands on Dice today. Passions or preferences aside, there’s no debate that tech professionals who have experience in this arena are the winners by a landslide.