Re: Challenge is real
That's just it. There is no "skills shortage" -- and "too expensive" isn't really the right terminology. Many companies are too cheap and unwilling to pay market rate -- or even close to market rate.
Reminds me of a CISO/CPO-type role I interviewed for. I was willing to hear them out despite the fact that they weren't paying anything close to market. The department was in shambles, they were nowhere close to prepared, and the position had like 4 dotted-line bosses.
They boo-hooed about how they couldn't get enough people to interview for the job once those people found out what was budgeted for the position.
Eventually, they hired no one -- and reposted the job with a less impressive title (but with all the same job requirements) in the hopes of getting cheaper and dumber candidates.