“How to Effectively Recruit on GitHub” Webinar recording

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GitHub has 31 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 ...

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 ...

Rock Star Recruiters Continually School Up On Tech

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Top tech recruiters have one thing in common; they tend to continually invest some time and energy acquiring a solid macro level understanding of the technologies they are recruiting for. They also school up on trending tech to stay ahead of the masses. Sage choice on both counts. It’s no secret that most recruiters today rely solely on tech keywords ...