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Rich Moy

Rich Moy
Rich is a Content Marketing Writer and Developer Hiring Expert at Stack Overflow, where he covers the latest in tech recruiting and hiring. When he's not writing, Rich can be found hanging with his wife, watching his favorite college football team with his dad, or running around Manhattan in preparation for his next half marathon.
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Recent Posts

The Truth About Your Employer Branding Strategy for Developers

Post by Rich Moy on Jun 27, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

4 Stats About Student Developers You Should Be Aware Of

Post by Rich Moy on May 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

With 87% of the world’s developers currently employed, internship programs are a great way to tap into a talented pool of programmers before they ever hit the open market. However, companies that want to hire the brightest student developers still need to know what they look for in job opportunities and what they want out of their careers. We dug a little deeper into the results of the 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape to see what today’s software development students care about. Here are a few stats to keep in mind whenever you’re engaging with a student programmer.

How Developers Are Actually Finding Jobs in 2017

Post by Rich Moy on May 23, 2017 12:00:00 PM

With 87% of developers saying they are currently employed, it’s impossible to know exactly when any given programmer will decide to pursue a new opportunity. But when they do, you need to know how today’s developers find new jobs. As part of the 2017 Developer Hiring Landscape, we asked respondents for insight into today’s “typical” developer job search. Let’s take a closer look at what we learned.

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