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16 March
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Career Paths for Sourcers in Technical Recruitment

Sourcing is an important part of any recruiting, but particularly so for technical recruiting.  Many people started their career in technical recruiting as a sourcer.  We’d like to take a look at some possible career paths in technical recruiting for sourcers.

Career Paths for Sourcers in Technical Recruitment (Eremedia.com)

Today, we’re very lucky to have a chance to sit down with Amybeth Quinn, Global Strategic Sourcing Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Cloud and President of Sourcing 7 (a special interest group of Northwest Recruiters Association) to discuss this topic. 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…

12 May
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What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence, or BI, is a term that is used to describe different types of software Business_Intelligenceapplications that are used to analyze raw data. Some common activities that make up BI include data mining, online analytical processing, querying, and reporting.

There are three main components
in the basic BI concepts: Read more…

30 March
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What is a Data Scientist?

Data Scientist analyzing data

As technology continues to advance, the use of “big data” has become increasingly popular. Big data comes from anything – from posts made on social media sites to the number of clicks on a link. With all this big data, the need for data scientists has grown significantly.
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17 March
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Career Levels of Technical Recruiters

 

13903383227_f556f9e0ab_bRecruiters are always talking about other people’s careers, namely the careers of their candidates and prospects. There seems to have a lot less discussion about the careers for the recruiters themselves. This is no exception for technical recruiters. In today’s blog, we’ll take a good look at the career levels of technical recruiters at Redfin.

We were excited to sit down for an interview with DK Burnaby, Senior Recruiting Manager – Technology, Business Ops and Early Career Talent at Redfin, and previously Manager, Talent Acquisition Programs and Operations at Concur (recently acquired by SAP). Having experience managing talent acquisition teams at fast-growing technology companies, DK is the perfect expert to help us get insights on today’s subject, specifically in an in-house recruiting setting.

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28 February
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What Is an SDET? What They Do and How to Sell this Role

If you are a technical recruiter, you might be a bit unclear about what exactly is an SDET. You might be wondering, “Is SDET same as a tester?” hqdefaultBut, SDETs seem to be requiring just as much coding as software engineers. Then you ask yourself, “What skills am I supposed to look for when my hiring manager is looking for an SDET?” Read more…

18 September
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Geek Language Quiz 1

taking a test or quizIn this “Geek Language Quiz” series, we’ll list some commonly asked questions about technical terms, especially for recruiting purposes, and their answers. Test and score yourself on your understanding of the Geek language. Have fun!

Q. How are Java and JavaScript related?

A. They are not related for the most part. Java is an general-purpose programming language. JavaScript is most commonly used for interacting with end users, such as in a web application users see in a browser.  However, with the introduction of Node.js, JavaScript is also used for backend development.

Q. What is Open Source Software? Read more…

08 August
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Job Description Review by Developers – iOS Mobile App Developer

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iOS Developer (Seattle)

In this series, I invite a qualified engineer/developer with matching or related technical background to review a real job description. In these reviews, you’ll learn the unfiltered feedback and thoughts from the technical people who are the target readers of these job descriptions. Please note: each review reflects only the opinion of the specific reviewer.

Please give us your career summary.

I’m a software engineer with 6 years of experience – 3 years at startups and 3 at a big company. Technology summary:

  • web development – Ruby on Rails
  • mobile development – iOS development
  • distributed systems
  • C++

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