passive candidates

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

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 …

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#1 Must-Know When Engaging Passive Candidates

The candidate engagement problem Proactively sourcing for passive candidates is an important part of technical recruiting, even for companies with strong brands among developers, such as Google or Facebook, which seem to have plenty of active candidates to choose from.  (It was reported that Google has a job application acceptance rate of 0.2% – 25 …

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Let’s Build a New Image for Technical Recruiting

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 …

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In LinkedIn We Trust? (for Passive Candidate Sourcing)

A presentation at Sourcing 7 Fall Shareback on November 20, 2014 at Amazon in Seattle. This is a case study to compare the results of LinkedIn native search and Google x-ray search. We use a Web Developer position in Chicago as an example. The keywords in the Boolean string include Ruby, Rails, Sinatra, TDD (test …

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