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 …

Crowdsourcing Your Tech Sourcing

Crowdsourcing Your Tech Sourcing

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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 …

Analyze Developer Behavior Using GitHub

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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 …

Half of Tech Recruiters Are Doing this While the Other Half are Not…

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Half of recruiters are conducting their searches for the right candidates on Github, while the other half are not utilizing the platform. Our 2021 State of Tech Recruiting Survey illustrated this divide amongst the platforms tech recruiters use.  Which sites do you use?  In the survey where tech recruiters were asked to select all the social media platforms they use …

Do You Think LinkedIn Recruiter Is Worth It?

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You are either using LinkedIn Recruiter/Recruiter Lite or have considered using them. Sometimes you don’t have a choice. Either your company uses it––or not. But if you could decide and it’s your money or budget, would you still buy it considering the plethora of options available? The $10,000 question is: is LinkedIn Recruiter worth it? Recruiter or Lite, It Doesn’t …

The Best Months to Recruit Developers

The Best Months to Recruit Developers

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It is almost time to 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 on full time employees. With …

Advanced Search Features Instructional Video

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Advanced Search/My Account New features include: Diversity Filter option to find underrepresented groups in tech City/Zip Code radius slider for enhanced location search All your unlocked profiles collected in your “My Account” Search by Industry and Education Work History ‘Priority sorting’ option and more … Contact us to learn more on how to effectively use developerDB and maximize our tools.

Basic Search Features Instructional Video

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Basic Search Instructional Video Features include: Search interface & related search results now sit side-by-side State & city data entry validation implemented The ability to select which specific profiles to download to CSV Profiles per page are now adjustable Additional features Contact us to learn more on how to effectively use developerDB and maximize our tools.

Does Your Message Hit the Mark With Tech Candidates?

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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.   …