Why Building Trust With Candidates is Paramount

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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. Let’s say that it’s Friday and you have a candidate that is waiting …

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 …

When LinkedIn ‘Recruiter’ is simply not enough to help connect with developers.

Some Things Recruiters Are Not Doing Right

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To find great tech talent, a recruiter needs to be able to find them. The best developers may not be on LinkedIn. In fact, Stack Overflow’s study found that 22% of developers do not have a LinkedIn profile. And even if the developer has a LinkedIn profile, there may not have visited LinkedIn in years. How can recruiters find the …

The Ideal Pairing for Tech Recruiting: GitHub + Chrome Extension

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Check out our youtube video for utilizing the DeveloperDB chrome extension to recruit tech candidates: Our startup’s recruiting tool now has millions of developers’ personal emails in our database. However, our early search platform was not as user-friendly as it could have been (we heard you loud and clear). So, we recently released a Chrome Extension so that you can …

A Guide to Analyzing Candidates’ Technical Skills

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As the CEO of developer DB (which caters exclusively to the tech recruiting space), I continually receive questions about the challenges experienced on the front lines of tech recruiting. Ranking technical skills have always been near the top of the list, so technical ranking was built into our software from day one to do the heavy lifting for you. Since …

Recruiters: Marketing 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. Corporate HR is not necessarily 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 for this company …

How to Effectively Recruit on GitHub

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GitHub has 31 million developer/tech worker profiles that include tech skills, location, social media, and personal emails. GitHub is free to join. And with at least 22% of IT workers reporting that they don’t even have a LinkedIn account, why are recruiters not on GitHub? For tech recruiting, sourcing from GitHub is like “eating your vegetables”: Something you know is …

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 …