I’d say on average I get a new job opportunity every 3 days. It’s either:
– someone looking for Flash developers for a contract here in Atlanta
– someone looking for a Flash developer to work on a project wherever
– someone looking for a fulltime Flash developer
– someone looking for a designer to contract
…in order of reaccurrance. I feel bad because I send them the same 7 people I know and feel confident recommending for contract/employment. It’s nice meeting people at various meetings, keeping their business cards in an ever amassing pile, re-saying their name after you meet them to ensure they get a spare synapse, hoping to help them or have them help you in the future, and in the meantime, talk tech.
Regardless of how my networking circle grows, even globally, I still am finding a large gap in supply and demand. There’s a divergence in the talent pool (glad to hear the opposite of the c word, eh?) amongst Flash developers. The ones that are out there are usually busy out of their minds (me for instance), so the propensity to take on new work is usually non-existent anytime soon. Now, I’d be more favorable towards the amount if said amount were to pay insane dollar outputs. However, experience has shown they typically don’t, but then again, the price ranges have grown over time, in lieu of my own growth, so I could be full of it… I haven’t looked lately being swamped my full time job, fun small projects and economics homework out the yang, but I have pushed off some favorable projects, both in fun to create and good pay to others with more time to bequeath. I’ve been telling everyone I meet in the same discipline to milk it. For those of you who don’t know, we’ve reached the apex of the Golden Years of Flash Development. I’m sure there is time left to add to the above, but I recognize pinnacles and this is one. Can’t imagine what it will be like when the economy gets better.