At Stack Overflow it’s our mission to match great employers and developers looking for new opportunities. However, our mission doesn’t end with providing smart targeting to show job listings only to the developers with the relevant skill set. We also help companies to better understand their audience and draft job listings that resonate. To be able to do this, we commit to continuous research into which job listings perform best. We go beyond click-through and apply-rates and take the time for qualitative research with candidates you’ll be looking to hire. Here are some of the things developers told us during our last 1:1 interviews in June 2019.Read More
Our recent news roundups for companies hiring developers have featured multiple reports on the growing talent gap. As critical tech roles become more difficult to fill, industry experts agree that a strong employer brand is key to attracting and retaining developers in 2019.
In response, some of the world’s most recognized companies have evolved their employer brand to stay competitive. We’ve also learned that the most successful examples of these “rebranding” campaigns tend to be heavily influenced by in-house marketing teams.
We spoke to HR leaders who lean on their marketing teams to promote their employer brand. Here’s what they had to say.Read More
The New Year often signals a hiring push. It also means a flood of candidates ready to make a change that extends beyond more time in the gym (read: New Year, new job.) But as our research has shown, developers don’t always follow typical patterns and they are among the most competitive talent pools.
This is our second monthly news round-ups where we highlight prominent talent acquisition news in the tech world. December was a month filled with talks on how A.I. will impact hiring in the future, the importance of diversity in the workplace, and a continued focus on blockchain and cryptocurrency.Read More
Today, we launched the 2018 North American Developer Landscape. This report covers everything you need to know about programmers located in the United States and Canada, such as basic demographics, educational background, and their favorite technologies.
This year, over 100,000 respondents participated in the global version of this report—and over 24,000 of those people live in either the United States or Canada.
Let’s take a closer look at five of the most important takeaways from this year’s North American report. In this post, we’ll also discuss how these stats can help you optimize your entire tech recruiting strategy.Read More
All the world's developers work for tech companies, right? Not exactly.
In this year’s edition of the Global Developer Hiring Landscape, we found that today’s developers work in a diverse range of industries. But what else does this mean for employers like you? How appealing are companies inside and outside the technology industry to developers? Let’s take a closer look at the resultsRead More
There are a lot of advantages to recruiting NYC developers. The New York City metropolitan is home to 10% of the nation’s developers, and that number is sure to grow with the city’s recent investments in technology. No matter what type of developers you’re looking to hire, chances are that you’ll find them in New York City.
But that doesn’t mean that employers in the city are immune to the biggest tech hiring challenges. Most developers in New York City are currently employed, and there are far more open jobs than there are developers.
So how can you make your company stand out from the competition? Based on what we learned from the recent NYC Developer Hiring Ecosystem report, here are the top three things developers look for in new jobs.Read More
There's no denying that the developer hiring landscape is constantly evolving, and yet many tech recruiters still rely on "proven" tactics that worked in the past. As a result, developers often go into recruitment conversations expecting the worst. The good news is that they've made no secret of how they want to be recruited, and what will drive them away.
Still, change is hard. If you’re struggling to find tech talent, you probably know that you need to adjust your approach. But where do you begin? To help you get your recruiting strategy back on track, let’s discuss a few of the most common developer hiring myths—and why you should avoid them.Read More
Because there’s no industry-wide benchmark for the average duration of a successful recruitment campaign, you could point to your time-to-hire data for non-technical roles and make similar assumptions about hiring developers. But the reality for tech recruiters is that tech roles are far more complicated than their non-tech counterparts—and you’re dealing with a mostly passive candidate pool. So before you start making promises that you can’t keep, here’s the truth about your average time-to-hire in developer hiring.Read More
The phrase “quality over quantity” is one of the oldest cliches in the book, but when it comes to the number of developer applications in your inbox, it can be especially difficult to wrap your mind around. Not only do you need to hire developers as quickly as possible, but you’re also under immense pressure to keep your hiring managers happy. A large stack of developer resumes might placate them for a little while, but a smaller and more targeted applicant pool is often better than one that’s bursting at the seams. Here are a few reasons why getting a small handful of relevant applications is much better than getting 50 (or more).Read More
The field of Machine Learning is growing rapidly, which means big things for both engineers and companies looking to hire a machine learning engineer. 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