Cloud is Considered a Niche Market
Cloud is one of the few select niche IT markets with a small talent pool. There are more jobs than candidates in the Cloud Technology space. This means it is even harder to fill these roles. But that’s where Specialist Recruiters like us come into play.
With niche recruiting, you’re covering one industry or just a few select industries that have specific needs.
Our Cloud Specialist Recruiters only work and connect with specific individuals in this space. They are vetting and pre-qualifying Cloud candidates all day long. They find out candidates’ motivational factors and what they are looking for. When they get a job to fill, they know exactly who would be the perfect fit.
In the cloud technology space, the potential candidate pool is much smaller when you look for people with specific in-demand niche skills. Specialist Recruiters will only accept candidates or jobs within the Cloud Technology space.
Working with a Cloud Specialist Recruiter vs a Generalist Recruiter
There are several main differences when it comes to working with a Cloud Specialist Recruiter versus a Generalist Recruiter.
Generalist Recruiters deal with a much larger talent pool. It’s extremely hard to find specialized Cloud Technology talent that you need. To compete with other recruiters, you must stay on top of the market and the candidates within it.
Typically, Generalist Recruiters speak with multiple candidates that specialize in various roles.
For example, If you have nerve pain or need an extensive root canal done, your general dentist will refer you to an endodontist.
Wouldn’t you save yourself the time and go straight to a specialty doctor? The endodontist will have specific expertise to treat your root canal.
The same applies to Cloud Specialist Recruiters. No need to waste time trying to fill the Cloud role by going to HR or a generalist.
Why should you use Specialist Recruiters instead of Generalist Recruiters?
Generalist Recruiters might be well qualified to fill traditional roles that require a range of different skills. However, they might not have the ability or the relationships to successfully fill a specific Cloud role.
Speaking with candidates in the Cloud space requires a strong understanding of their technical capabilities.
Generalist Recruiters like Robert Half or Korn Ferry are used to quickly filling general roles. They often don’t deal with specialized roles in Cloud Computing. They will most likely take as long as your internal HR department. That theory applies to other technical positions that a company needs to fill. These roles may require a more focused skillset within the specialty itself.
To make a successful Cloud technology hire, you need to work with a Specialist Recruiter who has a network of specialized candidates.
They will have a vast and quick selection of candidates for your review at hand. IT Specialist Recruiters know how to hire within the Cloud space.
What Roles are Considered Niche/Hard To Fill in the Cloud space?
We’d recommend the following niche roles when hiring within the Cloud space:
- Technical Cloud Architect – For migrations or when there’s a need for a solutions architect.
- Specified Backend Cloud Engineers – they have specialized expertise in high-demand languages like Node.Js, Python, Linux, Tableau, GitHub, etc.
What do Companies Look for in the Cloud Space?
We’ve worked with clients that want to bring on multiple cloud platforms ranging from GCP, Azure, or even AWS as their company Cloud platform.
The trend that we see now in the market is that these companies are starting to evolve into multi-Cloud infrastructures.
So, in a nutshell, there could be companies like IBM that have their IBM Cloud, but they are also using AWS and Azure.
Our tech specialist recruiters first started noticing this trend after speaking with candidates in the market.
Companies are taking pieces of different Cloud platforms for either cost-efficiency or better usage in terms of memory.
However, it’s now the opposite. It’s quite rare to see a company using only one Cloud platform when they’re taking different pieces of these platforms.
This poses a challenge when filling specialized Cloud roles.
When filling a Cloud role, it’s best to go with a Cloud Specialist Recruiter who knows the market. They can understand the terminology and skill sets that match the “full package” and align with your company’s vision.