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 ...

Avoid ever missing critical recruiting related messages

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Tech recruiters today have numerous accounts on many different platforms that need to be endlessly juggled. If you don’t already have a best practice process/system for managing all the different messaging platforms and sources of communication, best to turn on email notifications and then back them out as you see fit. One missed message could cost you a deal and ...

developerDB releases improved UI/UX for tech recruiting

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You asked, we listened and delivered. With feedback from loyal developerDB clients, developerDB releases a fresh new user experience. Additional features and enhanced functionality are coming in near future releases, but we didn’t want to delay commonly requested improvements that increase recruiter performance today. Mile high view of enhancements: Search interface and related search results now sit side-by-side State and ...

Painless CRM/ATS best practices for recruiters

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The takeaway from this blog is to ‘always’ make sure you never wrap up any interactions or attempt to contact candidates without quickly documenting what just happened, and then to immediately follow up by setting up your next task/follow up action for that specific person (candidate or client) before moving on to the next activity. Doing these two things, especially ...

The Golden Rule For Building Trust With Candidates

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If you want to join the ranks of elite recruiters, one of the best ways to do this is to up your ‘relationship’ game. That is, great recruiters do one thing extremely well: never leave anybody hanging. No matter what it takes, always follow through as promised. Rule of thumb.: Let’s say that it’s Friday and you have a candidate ...

Good Business Relationships Start with Transparency

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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 ...

Hey Recruiters, Lets Have an Affair!

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

Don’t Just Contact the Low Hanging Candidates

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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

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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 ...

Recruiters: How to Market to Tech Candidates

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I recently saw a posting for Machine Learning and AI jobs using the image above (minus the no circle). The image above reeks of corporate HR. I am sorry but corporate HR is not the coolest thing to a developer. Do you think any ML/AI candidate is going to see this image and say wow I need to go work ...