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How to Effectively Recruit on GitHub

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Register now GitHub has 31 million developer/tech worker profiles that include tech skills, location, social media, and personal emails. GitHub is free to join. And with at least 22% of IT workers reporting that they don't even have a LinkedIn account, why are recruiters not on GitHub? For tech recruiting, sourcing from GitHub is like “eating your vegetables”: Something you ...

Good Business Relationships Start with Transparency

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We believe that transparency is the only way to start a relationship. For SaaS, the most important form of transparency is pricing. Unfortunately, it’s often the last thing software vendors want to talk about. Isn’t it amazing how many recruiting service providers don’t show pricing up front? You first have to “request a demo” and then sit through the presentation before ...

Skip Those Recruiting Conferences

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This is the second part in a series on how recruiters can market to tech workers. You can find the first one, “Recruiters: How to Market to Tech Candidates” I am a seasoned former tech marketer and have used “guerrilla” marketing strategies to not only target tech workers but also to learn more about them. When I created developerDB, i ...
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Bringing Freedom Back to Recruiting

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Cloud computing became all the rage partly because the pricing model was really attractive: Pay for what you use. It was a simple and very attractive concept and it revolutionized how computing services should be bought. So, why can’t recruiting tools and services be purchased that way? Dynamic versus static pricing is the way to go. If you think about ...

Hey Recruiters, Lets Have an Affair!

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Like many recruiters chasing after the killer recruiting tool, you are probably locked into an unhappy contract with a recruiting vendor that’s left a lot to be desired for quite some time. On top of that, you can’t see it getting any kinder to your wallet in the foreseeable future. While it’s up to you to break up your SaaS ...
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Three High Mileage Search String Examples on GitHub

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You’ve decided to expand your tech recruiting search chops beyond LinkedIn and other overfished ponds and venture out to GitHub.com where developers do their thing. Fantastic choice as you’ll be hooked in no time. Once you land there, you might be wondering how to do searches to find what you need?  Just focus on the top left search box at ...
Are You Over Fishing with LinkedIn?

Are You Over Fishing with LinkedIn?

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Whether you are over fishing on LinkedIn or not depends on how you are using LinkedIn for recruiting. With over 500 million professional members, LinkedIn should definitely be part of your sourcing toolbox. But there are specific LinkedIn tools you should avoid in order not to be over fishing on LinkedIn. Unless you are connected to them you, contacting candidates ...

Recruiting Tool Evaluation: InMail vs. Personal Email

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With over 500 million profiles, LinkedIn is the go to place for recruiting.  While it has great information on a candidate’s work history, education, and other information, a LinkedIn profile is missing the most important piece of information for recruiters, the contact information. In lieu of that, recruiters can either use InMail or try to find the candidate’s email elsewhere. ...