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). To compound the problem on LinkedIn, you’re likely contacting “Open Candidates”, those that have indicated that they’re open to new opportunities, just like every other recruiter on LinkedIn.

In addition, if you are using recruiting tools to supplement your LinkedIn searches, it could be the recruiting tools themselves that are not helping you uncover new talent and/or vital contact information needed for effective engagement.

Most recruiting tools that cater to multiple industries, by nature, cannot be ‘all things for all recruiters’. They must go wide but not very deep, or in this case, very high up the tree. So, they grab low hanging candidate profiles and move on.

We often get asked how it is that we can find profiles and emails that the other recruiting tools cannot find. The answer is easy: we focus only on tech recruiting. For example, while other tools chase after the low hanging fruit to grab 70-80% of IT workers emails, we go the extra distance required to find the harder to uncover 10-15%. We ingest and process data from many tech focused sites that are often overlooked or too small for other recruiting tools to harvest from. Since they must find nurses, lawyers, accountants, sales professionals and every other job category under the sun, we spend our time and resources exclusively on tech talent discovery.

As a comparison, one of the largest tech sites may only use one or two methods of data ingestion. At developerDB we currently use eight different techniques, some with multiple stages, just to get a little more data for our users which gives you an edge when head-to-head with other tech recruiters.

Tech recruiting is all we do. Because of this, we have special features like tech skill ranking, diversity, listings and information of a developer’s software code repository, etc. that would not be relevant for a jack-of-all-trades recruiting tool.


Even if you currently have other solutions, keep in mind that we don’t require any long term contracts which makes developerDB your safety net when you cannot find a profile or email. Our clients tell us we have emails that no one else has.

With a free trial and a half price promotion (profiles with emails are at 50 cents now!), there is no better time to give us a try.

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