Employers say it's tough for them to find candidates who can research, write, think creatively, and who also have interpersonal skills.
"We have a difficult time finding candidates with the ambition and intensity we require. We sort through roughly 100 applications for each hire," said Don Fornes, chief executive of Software Advice, an Austin, Texas-based company that helps organizations to choose the right software.
One job posting, for a "Content Savant" describes the perfect candidate. He or she is a "bit of a smarty pants," "crazy organized" and "tech and web savvy."
With about 70 current employees, Software Advice has more than 30 open positions across the company.
"When we find someone great, we hire them, even if we don't have a formal open position. We see it as an investment in the company's future," Fornes said.