GitHub Recruiting Complimentary eBook

Tech Recruiting with GitHub: Find Hidden Candidates and Win the Talent Search

GitHub has 36 million tech worker profiles and is free to join. So why are recruiters not using GitHub? This free eBook will help you get the most mileage out of your GitHub recruiting. Where else can you find millions of personal emails of developers, see how their peers rate their technical skills, and analyze behavior for suitability to be ...

Good Business Relationships Start with Transparency

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 ...

How to Quickly Analyze a Candidate’s Technical Skills

Since most tech recruiters are not actually technical, how can they be expected to figure out if a potential candidate is proficient in the specific programming language they are searching for? The short and honest answer is that it’s not easy at all; especially if you’re like most recruiters today that don’t have the luxury of time needed to really ...

Use GitHub to Analyze Developer Behavior

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 ...

Hacks to Uncover Candidate Emails

Even though there’s a wide range of products that help tech recruiters potentially find candidate emails and more, every now and then you get the big goose egg and need a few last resort tricks/hacks to find things. There is obviously no silver bullet, but here are some approaches to use when you’re in a bind and want to feel ...

Hey Recruiters, Lets Have an Affair!

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 ...

80/20 sourcing rule that rewards you if done daily

There is a great saying: “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.” Tech searches follow a common recipe that offer limited results; especially when up against another agency with the same client search and time to submit is critical. It goes like this.  New position comes in and tech stack identified.  Recruiters ...

Are You Following The Rule To Reach Candidates?

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.   ...
Don't Just Contact the Low Hanging Candidates

Don’t Just Contact the Low Hanging Candidates

Are you contacting developers that every other recruiter is contacting? Chances are very high that this is the case as everyone these days has access to them with very little effort. Perhaps you’re using LinkedIn most of the time and not searching enough on tech focused sites like GitHub, Reddit, Stack Overflow (which are where developers hang out, not LinkedIn). ...

Skip Those Recruiting Conferences

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 ...