After crafting a job posting that includes what developers care about, it can be frustrating to discover applications aren’t pouring in. There’s no denying how crucial a well-written job description is to your hiring process, but that doesn’t matter if a candidate doesn’t even read it. Here are a few reasons why your tech job listing might not be getting the attention it deserves (and what you can do to fix this).Read More
Respondents who took our 2017 developer survey prioritized opportunities for professional development over any other factor by a large margin. But what exactly does this “professional development” look like, and how can companies implement this into the early stages of their hiring process? We talked to a few developers to get their insights into what “professional development” looks like.Read More
Communicating with developer candidates at each stage of the interview process can be tricky. As a recruiter, you walk a fine line between giving candidates what they want and identifying developers that your engineering managers are excited to hire. While you should avoid treading too lightly, you can bring a conversation with a developer to a screeching halt with a few subtle, but irritating words. With that in mind, here are a few phrases to avoid when you’re recruiting developers.Read More
Liam McAndrew has been with Currencycloud since its inception, playing a key role in building the technology that is currently transacting over $10 billion a year. We chatted with McAndrew to see what his typical day looks like (surprise: it's not-so-typical), what advice he gives to tech recruiters, and more.Read More
The field of Machine Learning is growing rapidly, which means big things for both engineers and companies looking to hire them. Not convinced? Just take a quick look at our Stack Overflow Trends tool, and you’ll see that interest in the term has grown by 1380% since 2009.
The work that Machine Learning Engineers do is not only interesting, but also incredibly complex, so it’s no surprise that companies may have a hard time finding one. The field itself is highly technical and requires a heady mixture of systems design, math, stats, engineering, and domain knowledge. Machine Learning Engineer roles can vary greatly depending on the company and their needs – they could be developing new models, applying existing models to new domains, or applying models in known successful ways.
Here are a few tips on what Machine Learning Engineers look for when applying to new jobs, and how this can impact your hiring efforts.Read More
Establishing partnerships with your engineering managers can give you an edge when you’re recruiting developers. They can draw on their past experiences to identify what the passive tech candidates you’re trying to attract are looking for in new jobs. But without setting clear expectations around communication throughout the developer hiring process, you run the risk of losing their trust. To help you establish a stronger line of communication with them and stay on track to hit your hiring goals, here are a few strategies to help you get started.Read More
Programming bootcamps have quickly become a hot topic in the tech community. According to Course Report, the coding bootcamp market has grown an astonishing 88% in the US and Canada since 2013. As former bootcamp attendees, we were interested in looking at the 2017 Annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey data to see if there were any interesting findings. To our surprise, developers who attended bootcamps were not that different from the developer population at large.Read More
With 87% of developers saying that they’re currently employed at least part-time, hiring the tech talent you need might seem like a nearly impossible task. However, employer branding content that resonates with what developers care about can pique the interest of even the most passive candidates. To give you a little extra motivation, here are a few companies who use their employer brand effectively to attract developer candidates.Read More
More and more companies are looking to fill open Data Scientist roles for their technical team. In fact, 8.4% of respondents who took our Annual Developer Survey identified as Data Scientists, up 6.8% from last year's results. Looking at Google Trends, we also see that interest in the term "Data Scientist" has steadily increased over the past 5 years.
My fellow Data Scientist David Robinson and I have noticed several priorities in our own job searches, as well as our peers. While the role of a Data Scientist (and how to hire them) is all still in flux, we've found the following points important and broadly applicable.Read More
The importance of building an employer branding strategy that resonates with developers can’t be overstated. However, it’s just as crucial for you to understand exactly how your employer brand can help you hit your tech hiring goals. Some people might tell you that your job listings, careers sites, and recruitment emails are no different than any other promotional ad you receive in the mail. While your employer branding content isn’t a silver bullet solution to the challenges of developer hiring, let’s talk about the difference it can make when you’re trying to stand out to a mostly passive audience.Read More