We all know that most companies prefer their developers to work in house, especially the juniors. Being from the US and living abroad it’s just not an option for me.
So I want to approach this problem a bit differently and ask what makes a developer irresistible to turn down? I’ve heard at the seniormost level there is a shortage of talent. Can we break this down further? What does a 15 year developer have that makes him absolutely irresistible to a company?
And can a FCC graduate who does the full curriculum complete with a wall of portfolio items start to develop a “must have” skillest for employers, or is this still woefully short?