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What is Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow is the largest online community for professional and aspiring programmers. It started with Q&A, a free platform for developers to ask coding questions and give answers. Now, programmers around the world come to Stack Overflow to learn, share their knowledge, and find a better job. Stack Overflow gets more than 40 million unique visitors every month.

How many programmers use Stack Overflow?

According to Quantcast, more than 40 million unique visitors land on Stack Overflow every month. This includes programmers and those in other professions who use programming tools or are learning to code. From our own machine learning data, we can be confident that there are at least 16 million professional developers who use Stack Overflow.

What is Stack Exchange?

Stack Exchange is a network of 150 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest online site for programmers to find, ask, and answer questions about software development. The Stack Exchange network is a top-50 online destination and includes sites covering topics as diverse as Mathematics, Home Improvement, Statistics, and English Language and Usage.

What is your refund policy if I don’t find suitable candidates?

We know there are great candidates on Stack Overflow, but we want you to be happy with your experience, so just let us know within 90 days of your purchase, and we’ll refund the full amount you paid. To receive a refund, simply contact your account representative or email talent@stackoverflow.com. 


Why should I post my jobs to Stack Overflow?

Developers are mostly passive job seekers: they’re not always visiting job boards, but they do visit Stack Overflow to get solutions to their coding challenges they encounter daily. Your Job Slots on Stack Overflow will be seen on the largest online community for developers and can be targeted to the specific types of developers in the locations where you’re hiring. Click here for more information on Stack Overflow for your recruiting needs.

How many people will see my Job Slots?

It depends on your targeting criteria, but your jobs will have the potential to reach at least 16 million professional developers who visit Stack Overflow.


What are the benefits of premium listings?

Premium listings are a great way to increase clickthroughs and impressions. We offer two premium upgrade options:

Featured Listings - receive special placement on the homepage and are highlighted near the top of the jobs search results.

Top Spot - these listings always appear in the top position of banner ads on Stack Overflow.

What’s job targeting?

Job targeting allows you to specify developer types you’re looking to hire and locations where you want your Job Slots to be more visible.

Can I skip job targeting?

This step is optional, but we highly recommend filling it out to show your job to more relevant candidates. See why targeting on Stack Overflow is better.


Why should I subscribe to Candidate Search on Stack Overflow?

You’ll find great programmers: programmers who care about improving their skills and are willing to help their peers use Stack overflow to get answers and find jobs. Developers tend to be passive job seekers, but we’ll show you who’s actively looking as soon as they become active. You can also choose to get email alerts on new candidates matching your jobs.

How many candidates are in your database?

Our database keeps growing. As of February 2017, we have over 340,000 developers in the database.

What is the difference between “active” and “passive” candidates?

Active candidates have indicated to us that they are actively looking for new jobs. Passive candidates have not indicated that they’re currently looking for new jobs. They might be happy where they are, but who knows? Maybe you can make them an offer they can’t resist.

Why am I only allowed 20 messages?

Limiting the number of outstanding messages helps us control spam sent to candidates and encourages employers to keep messages relevant to a candidate’s interest, experience and qualifications. Once a candidate replies, or after 7 days if they do not reply, a message spot is freed up.


What’s a Company Page?

A Company Page is a free way for you to showcase what’s great about your company. From our user surveys and research, we know developers care about benefits, work culture, and the people they might work with. Your Company Page also displays your active Jobs Slots. You can promote your page with Company Page Ads.

Do I have to have active Job Slots to create a Company Page?

Nope. You can create a free Company Page without Job Slots. However, to promote your page to more developers through Company Page ads, you will need to have active Job Slots running.

How much does a Company Page cost?

It’s free! Get started here.


What is Stack Overflow Talent?

Stack Overflow Talent is a platform for employers to understand, attract and hire software developers. Stack Overflow believes that every developer deserves a job they love, and we’re here to change the way technical hiring is done so that more developers can find better jobs.

How do I find jobs using Stack Overflow?

You can get started in a few ways:

  • Fill Out Your Profile: Your profile helps us show you more relevant jobs based on your favorite technologies, skills, and other preferences.
  • Browse Jobs: We try to show you jobs we think might interest you, but you can also search and filter based on a number of criteria including salary range, developer type, technologies, experience level, and remote work.
  • Browse Company Pages: You can also check out companies to learn more about their work culture, benefits, and teams.

Will I be contacted by recruiters if I’m not looking for jobs?

We make it clear to recruiters that we do not tolerate spam on our sites. If you are not looking for jobs and do not create a Stack Overflow CV, you will not be searchable by employers. You can also block any employer that sends you unwanted messages.