Ever wonder why there are so many applicant tracking systems (ATS) products on the market?
Reason #5: Because IT guys get bored.
Reason #4: Because IT guys like to play around with the latest development tools. Makes their resumes look good.
Reason #3: Because IT guys don’t find it sexy to support users or train them or put up with all the other political crap that goes into software package selection and implementation.
Reason #2: Because IT guys can fool the boss long enough that they’ve actually written a product that is worth marketing.
Reason #1: Because it’s so damn easy to write one.
Want proof? Watch me create an applicant tracking system in 10 minutes using all the hottest technologies from n-tier entity framework to WPF.