The Best Months to Recruit Developers

The Best Months to Recruit Developers

It is almost time to put away the candy and get the turkey ready—or for my in-laws, the Christmas tree. As the year is flying by us, we thought it would be fun to find out which month of the year has the highest number of job changes within the tech sector. For this analysis, we excluded internships to focus ...

Quitting at the One Year Anniversary: Myth or Reality?

Growing up, after trick or treating, we would always give our candies to our parents to inspect them for poison or other dangers. I, as a parent, continue this tradition with my son. This is a classic urban myth that strangers poison kids on Halloween. Tragically, the only two documented cases where children have died eating poisoned candy during Halloween ...

Recruiting Tools Should Be Like Sales Tools

Recruiters may think that this is the golden age of recruiting tools with new services cropping up promising AI this or AI that.  But actually the pickings and the quality are rather anemic when compared to the quality/quantity of sales/lead generation tools available. Recruiting is similar to lead generation/sales: Find the right prospects and convince them to do something. Sure, ...

Recruiting Tool Evaluation: InMail vs. Personal Email

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. ...
Are You Over Fishing with LinkedIn?

Are You Over Fishing with LinkedIn?

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 ...
Crowdsourcing Your Tech Sourcing

Crowdsourcing Your Tech Sourcing

You are swamped. We get it. Technical sourcing is getting more difficult and more competitive. Everyone is looking at the same few websites and using the same search tools. And they are all chasing after the same candidates with the same keywords. Adding to the difficulties is the need to screen for candidates who are experienced with specific technologies required ...

Use Tech Rankings to Source Candidates (and Find Hidden Gems)

We have built developerDB to be the most useful sourcing platform for tech recruiting. We are adding more features and search functions weekly. And while we are ecstatic that our beta users are using the default search functions to find, review, and contact candidates, we also want to encourage you to try something new. One of the most exclusive functions ...

How Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub Will Change Recruiting

For developers, the sky may have fallen. I know our developer team was devastated to hear the news yesterday that Microsoft had acquired GitHub. While developers may be over exaggerating the pain of Microsoft’s acquisition, there will be changes for both developers and recruiters using GitHub to source. Don’t look at LinkedIn as the model of how gently Microsoft will ...

LinkedIn Open Candidates is a Dismal Failure. Here’s Why.

Let's say I am launching an adulterous cheating site similar to Ashley Madison. But users must divulge their real name and intention to everyone on the site except their spouses. How successful do you think this site would be? It would bomb! Which brings me around to job searching with LinkedIn Open Candidates. Now, I am not implying that someone ...

Why GitHub is Difficult for Recruiting

With more than 25 million users on GitHub, there must be one qualified developer who will be interested in your open tech position. Right? Sure, but like the hopeless romantic who believes that the sheer number of people in the world means the one person for him will just walk through the door, the optimistic tech recruiter thinks that a ...