There are two universal truths about developer hiring: there are not enough developers on the open market to fill every single job listing, and most developers are already employed.Read More
Ilana Yitzhaki talks about how to create a great experience for employees in three Stack Overflow offices and remote Stackers across 14 countries.Read More
In any field, different people play different roles in achieving the field’s goals. This is especially true of developers: not only do developers have different roles, but they also often have very different focuses and skill sets. For instance, a developer who focuses on front-end visual production and a developer who focuses on the underlying logic of software will approach projects from drastically different angles, with different sets of tools at their disposal. However, if you’re not a developer yourself, it may be difficult to suss out the different types of developers and to find the type that best meets your needs.
This year, StackOverflow put together a comprehensive survey with over 90,000 respondents, examining the tech landscape, and developers in particular. Using that data, we created a thorough list of the 12 most common developer types, to help answer the basic questions about different sorts of developers: what they do, how they work, and where they stand in the field.Read More
Developers are in demand. Big demand—“knowledge of software development principles” appeared in more than 580,000 job descriptions this year. It’s no surprise, then, that skilled developers top the priority list for many hiring programs. But with a growing skills gap and increasing competition, it’s not enough to simply advertise positions and hope for the best. You need developer-specific listings and a great careers page that speaks to a tech audience and delivers in-depth insights into your technology stacks. You also need to show the people behind your processes and programming and share stories of the challenges they face every day
Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered—here’s a look at eight great examples of developer-driven employer branding content and public artifacts from tech influencers.Read More
Demand for IT expertise is skyrocketing. For financial institutions, insurance agencies, law firms, healthcare companies, and even retail businesses, technology is no longer a cost center; cloud computing deployments, collaboration tools, and mobile device integration now drive long-term ROI.
The result? As noted by the Wall Street Journal, more than 900,000 unfilled IT jobs across the U.S. in the past three months alone. Even with companies training up “new collar” talent inside their organizations and IT-focused bootcamps and other programs popping up to fast-track specialist supply, the skills gap continues to widen.
For businesses looking to recruit top tech talent, traditional hiring practices won’t get the job done — you need hard numbers to understand where your ads are working, and where they’re missing the mark. Here are six tech recruiting key performance indicators (KPIs) you need to measure.Read More
Speaking to your hiring manager about an open position on the engineering team can be a true test of patience. Not only do they ask for someone with experience across all 47 technologies in your tech stack, but they should have industry experience (ideally with your biggest challenger) and be willing to relocate to your headquarters in the middle of nowhere. Oh, and start date? Yesterday.Read More
Supply and demand in the marketplace for tech talent have long since shifted in favour of the candidates. In recruiting circles, it’s referred to as a candidate-driven market. At the same time, the greatest risk for companies is the unmet demand for new talent. This talent gap makes it all the more important to reach those developers who are thinking about a new position. We looked at how the expectations of developers match those of companies by looking at the data from our job board. Specifically, we compared the most common searches by developers with the most common terms used by companies looking to hire.Read More
Your company just made the jump from idea to reality. You got the funding to hire a core team, but don’t have any founders with serious technical skills. As you prepare to start building your product, you have to answer a fundamental question: how many developers does my startup need, and what roles should I look to fill first?Read More