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05 July
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Passive Candidate Engagement using Persona – iOS Mobile App Developer Case Study

iOS-App-Development

iOS App Development (image credit: www.letsnurture.com)

In our previous passive candidate engagement discussion, we talked about the most important information recruiters need to know is how your open position would be a desirable career progression for the candidate. To establish this, we need to collect intelligence about our candidates in addition to understanding the position itself.  Assuming you’ll work with the hiring manager to gather both the requirements and selling points for the open position, we’ll focus our discussion on the candidate side in this blog. Read more…

18 February
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Let’s Build a New Image for Technical Recruiting

Technology Heart

What‘s the first organic search result in Google when you type in “technical recruiting?”

Since Google personalizes search results, for me, the answer was a blog titled, “Why are technical recruiters so clueless?”, by none other than the creator of Ruby on Rails web development framework – David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp, known in the software community as DHH. In this blog, David Heinemeier Hansson opened with –

“Are there any recruiters working in technology who get it? Anyone putting in just a minimum of effort to appear even half-way competent? If so, they need to speak up. The reputation of their profession is being soiled by completely clueless hacks.”

DHH then included an actual email that he received from a recruiter, urging him to apply for “a rapidly expanding, VC-funded tech startup positioned squarely on top of the social media marketing revolution.” Read more…

28 October
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How Developers Scan Job Descriptions: SDE

Quality_EngineeringSoftware Development Engineer (Seattle)

Previously, Geekology interviewed an iOS Mobile Developer and an QA Engineer to learn how potential technical candidates feel about the job descriptions they would run into. In this installment in our series, we set to find out more by interviewing an experienced SDE currently working at a leading technology company. You will soon see from the candidate’s perspective on how he approaches the application process. Please note: the following analyses only reflects the opinion of the specific interviewee.

Please give us your career summary.

I’m a software engineer with 4 years of experience – 2 years at startups and 2 at a corporate level company. My key skills include:

  • C++
  • iOS Development
  • Parallel Computing
  • Computer graphics

If you were to get a new job today, what would it be? Read more…

22 April
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What’s a Software Architect?

There is no standard definition for the “architect” role in the software world. It could have very different meanings at different companies. Some teams think it is a role where you spend most of your time in high-level, abstract system design, while others consider it a hands-on role that exemplifies mastery of specific languages or applications.

What’s a Software Architect

There is no standard definition for the “architect” role in the software world. It could have very different meanings at different companies. Some teams think it is a role where you spend most of your time in high-level, abstract system design, while others consider it a hands-on role that exemplifies mastery of specific languages or applications.

Read more…

08 March
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Developer Mind Reading 101

What Developers Look for in a Job

Developer Mind Reading 101If you’re a technical recruiter, knowing what’s on your candidate’s mind helps tremendously at every step of your interaction with them. The better you know what the most important considerations are on their mind, the better chance you have to successfully recruit them. Here is a list of super power you’ll get when you can “read mind” –

  • Having developers return your email or phone call during your initial reach out
  • Sustaining your candidate’s interest level while going through all the testing, qualifying, and interviewing
  • Reaching a win-win outcome during the offer negotiation to bring them on board

Read more…