When LinkedIn ‘Recruiter’ is simply not enough to help connect with developers.

What Some Recruiters Are Not Doing Right

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To find great tech talent, a recruiter needs to be able to find them. The best developers may not be on LinkedIn. In fact, Stack Overflow's study found that 22% of developers do not have a LinkedIn profile. And even if the developer has a LinkedIn profile, there may not have visited LinkedIn in years. How can recruiters find the ...

Use GitHub to Analyze Developer Behavior

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Techie soft skills and behavioral traits are something a recruiter is continually asked to size up. Since GitHub is a developer’s natural habitat where they are just being themselves, their community based ‘activity’ (e.g. Pull Requests, Forking, Accepted Pull Requests, etc.) often reveal behavioral traits which allows a recruiter to draw pseudo educated conclusions on their soft skills. What can ...

Are Your Messages Hitting the Mark With Candidates?

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I recently had a conversation with a moderately experienced tech recruiter. Apparently, they had been persuaded by LinkedIn’s clever and ongoing marketing to use the LinkedIn InMail feature as a goto when reaching out to tech talent. This robotic like behavior caused them to overlook the fundamentals of personal engagement basics: it likely takes multiple attempts to successfully make contact.   ...