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 Proved It: InMail Sucks!

InMail sucks in money for LinkedIn. For recruiters, it just sucks. InMail has been a poor performer, and LinkedIn’s actions and words prove they know this. Look at how LinkedIn recently integrated Connectifier with their Recruiter Corporate package to include 150 Connectifier credits for personal emails. In announcing the Connectifier addition to the Recruiter Corporate package, LinkedIn stated: Recruiters typically ...

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 ...