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Are Your Developers Testing the Market? Here's Why You Shouldn't Panic

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM

After learning that 62% of developers are interested in hearing about new job opportunities, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise if your current programmers are going so far as to schedule interviews. In fact, Jobvite recently found that over 50% of professionals had at least one interview in the last year to explore their options. While that might be cause for concern, there’s much more to this story than these statistics would otherwise indicate. Let’s take a closer look at why you can still meet your employee retention goals if your developers are interviewing with other companies—and how to make the most of your interactions with passive candidates with a wandering eye.

Developer Interview: Vlad Kliatchko, Global Head of Engineering at Bloomberg LP

As Head of Global Engineering, Vlad Kliatchko spends his time leading a diverse team of programmers and networking experts to solve technical problems and build advanced systems to fuel financial markets. Read on to learn how Kliatchko has grown in his 14+ years at Bloomberg LP and where he sees the world of technology in the near future.

How to Maintain Your Employer Branding Strategy for Developers

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 19, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Even if you’re confident that your employer branding strategy will resonate with developers, it would be unwise to kick up your feet once you’ve “finalized” your content. Along the way, you’re bound to get valuable feedback from candidates that will tell you if your employer brand is attracting developers or driving them away. To ensure that your your company’s story remains relevant to candidates here are a few things you should always keep an eye on.

Ask a Developer: What Makes a Tech Job Listing Stand Out to You?

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Although today’s developers don’t spend a lot of time actively searching for new jobs, job listings that resonate with a passive audience are critical components of an effective employer branding strategy. Based on what we learned about programmers’ job search habits in this year’s Developer Hiring Landscape, we couldn’t help but wonder what they look for when they sit down to review career opportunities. What makes them want to apply for some jobs instead of others? What are the things about most job listings that annoy them? To find the answer to these questions, we reached out to a few developers for their thoughts. Here’s what they had to say.

3 Power Words and Phrases to Include in Your Tech Job Listing

Your company’s job listing is likely the first thing your prospective candidates will see. They’ll scan the description and look for aspects that jump out at them, such as the required skills or potential benefits. To help catch their eye, you could stuff your job listings with all the keywords and buzzwords you want -- but that’s only going to turn off developers from applying. Here are some words and phrases to include in your tech job listings to boost your credibility and attract the right developer.

How Much Time do Developers Spend Looking for Jobs?

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 12, 2017 12:00:00 PM

After seeing that 62% of developers are open to new opportunities, you might conclude that most of them are eager to find their next job. However, the majority of programmers aren’t actively pursuing new jobs at new companies. You could wait for the right candidates to submit applications on their own, but you’ll likely come up empty-handed. Here are a few stats about the developer job search that should grab your attention—and make the importance of engaging with passive candidates even clearer.

How to Find and Hire a .NET Developer

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Considering the nuances of .NET, identifying the qualities you should be looking for in candidates can be particularly challenging. Developed by Microsoft in the late 1990s, .NET (pronounced “dot net”) is a framework that runs on Microsoft Windows that allows programmers to build applications with code across several languages. A wide variety of platforms (including Stack Overflow) were built on the back of .NET, so it’s not surprising that developers with a mastery of the framework are in high demand. To help you stand out from the competition to hire them, here are a few tips to keep in mind whenever you need to hire a .NET developer.

3 Terms and Phrases Developers Use That Every Recruiter Should Know

If you’re a recruiter who doesn’t interact with your company’s tech team on a daily basis, you’re not likely to be aware of all the tech vocabulary. And let’s be honest – if you aren’t the one doing the development work, you probably don’t need to be fluent in tech-speak.  But when you’re recruiting an open tech role, you should be prepared to know a thing or two about the role itself and how your company’s engineering culture works on a high-level. Here a few of the common terms and phrases developers use that we think recruiters and technical interviewers should be aware of.

3 Ways to Build Credibility as a New Tech Recruiter

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM

As many new tech recruiters get up to speed on the challenges of developer hiring, building relationships with those candidates might sound like an impossible task. While it takes a good amount of effort to understand what they want and how they want to be recruited, programmers won’t put you through a quiz-style interview to prove that you know what you’re doing. Still, there are ways that you can be proactive about building credibility with developer candidates. Here are a few tips to make your transition into technical recruiting a little easier.

How Talent Sourcers and Recruiters Can Work Together to Hire Developers

Post by Rich Moy on May 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM

If you were to ask the people around your office to describe what sourcers are responsible for, you’d probably find that many people view them as junior-level employees who handle administrative tasks and hope to become full-time recruiters someday. However, they play a crucial role in finding and engaging with the developers your company wants to hire. Even though tech sourcers and recruiters do have different responsibilities, let’s take a closer look at how they can (and should) work together to hire developers.

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