How Tech Recruiting will be Changed

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]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 …

Tech Recruiting with GitHub: Find Hidden Talent For Free

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”10px” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]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” …

Recruiter’s Guide To Analyzing Candidate Technical Skills

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]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 …

LinkedIn’s War Against Emails

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]…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 …

Avoid ever missing critical recruiting related messages

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]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 …

The Golden Rule For Building Trust With Candidates

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]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 …

Recruiters: How to Market to Tech Candidates

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]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 …

Missing: One Million US Tech Workers on LinkedIn

Missing: One Million US Tech Workers on LinkedIn

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]The Stack Overflow 2019 survey result came out recently. While the entire result is fascinating and deserves a good read, I want to focus on an area of great debate: The number of IT workers on LinkedIn. Based on that report, the 2015 report, and our internal research, we expect that almost one million US IT …

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

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

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Without a doubt, the LinkedIn (LI) platform and maturing LI Recruiter suite of products has been very valuable to tech recruiters and sourcers to date. However, because so many recruiters pound on LI daily, the laws of diminishing returns are clearly emerging. It’s time to up your search game by venturing out beyond the LI ecosystem …