A new job-placement environment has created a surprisingly different dynamic for those seeking jobs and those seeking employees, says a new survey from executive recruiting firm Perry Martel International and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA). The “2003 Survey of High-Tech Employers” found that if high-tech workers want to get a job, they have to dramatically change their approach to the search process.

"The environment following the high-tech meltdown is one where an oversupply of workers is being accompanied by a shortage of highly skilled workers," said PMI President David Perry. "This is causing the dynamics of job hunting to change dramatically from the situation a few years ago. The old ways of job hunting not only don't work, they have been supplanted by a new approach.

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