Be Ahead of the Recruiting Curve While You Flatten the Curve

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I am sure you are doing all you can to help “flatten the curve” to slow down the virus. Today we will discuss a different curve. Although talent acquisition may be slow right now, there are still plenty of ways for tech recruiters to be ahead of the recruiting curve.  Other recruiters will get complacent, you shouldn’t. Despite the freeze, ...

How to Prepare for the Tech Recruiting Changes

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Last week, we discussed the impacts COVID-19 would have on the tech recruiting industry. Continuing from that, this week we will go further in-depth about the precautions recruiters can take to stay ahead of the competition, and the key role that automation will serve. With the world in its current frenzy, many are doing all they can to prepare by ...

How Tech Recruiting will be Changed

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To say we live in uncertain times is a gross understatement. Things are happening so fast that we don’t know what to expect in a week, let alone next quarter.  At some point, we will drift back to a quasi-normal state. But our society and way of life will be permanently affected. Despite the massive layoffs due to Coronavirus, many ...

Tech Recruiting with GitHub: Find Hidden Talent For Free

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GitHub has 40 million tech worker profiles. GitHub is free to join. So why are recruiters not on GitHub? For tech recruiting, sourcing from GitHub is like “eating your vegetables”: Something you know is good to do but you don’t do it. We recently conducted a webinar “How to Effectively Recruit on GitHub” with hundreds of attendees and thought you ...

Smart Recruiters Git’ Over to GitHub Where Real Tech Recruiting Happens

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Sure. You’ve heard about GitHub. Perhaps you’ve even run a few searches on GitHub but quickly returned to LinkedIn as it’s familiar and comfortable. No worries and no judgement as this is very common. We’re just encouraging you to seriously consider the possibilities that GitHub offers, especially when you feel you’ve hit a wall on LinkedIn. The ROI of the ...

Recruiter’s Guide To Analyzing Candidate Technical Skills

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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 ...

LinkedIn’s War Against Emails

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…And the purging continues. It seems every week LinkedIn is shutting down another service that offers emails or email related services. First it was Connectifier and now Sales Navigator (formerly known as Rapportive) is also scheduled to be taken down. We wrote about Connectifier last week. Connectifier was great to find anyone’s email by having their LinkedIn URLs. Sales Navigator ...

LinkedIn is Reducing Candidate Response Rate by 50%

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Normally 50% off is a good thing. Who doesn't love a 50% off sales. But when you are a recruiter, 50% off your candidate response rate is disastrous. LinkedIn is sunsetting Connectifier, potentially lowering candidate response rate for LinkedIn Recruiter users by up to 50%. This is what LinkedIn stated when it bundled Connectifier with LinkedIn Recruiter: “We’ve found that ...