re: IT Talent Shortage Or Purple Squirrel Hunt?
I find the program manager interview anecdote quite instructive. It speaks volumes about this process.
Also, at the end of the day, it can be hard to tell when you have invested too much time in a job search that is going nowhere. As the New York Times reported Wednesday, the job interview process, across a variety of industries, is taking longer than it used to. Then often, the position gets yanked, doesn't get filled at all, then gets reposted, and the interview process starts again.
I bet many IT pros reading this have had that experience.