technical recruiting

A Gentle Introduction to SRE

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is a title that’s becoming more and more mainstream these days. When doing a search on SRE job postings, you will see companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Adobe, Stripe, Yelp, Dropbox, and GoDaddy all trying to hire people for this role. From the SRE title itself, we can conclude …

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5 Skills Hiring Managers Look for in Technical Recruiter Candidates

How do managers of technical recruiting teams define a high potential hire? What are some core competencies talent acquisition leaders looking for in their candidates? Technical recruiting is a uniquely challenging task. Recruiters require a special set of skills, and no one recognizes these skills better than the hiring managers. In this blog, DK Burnaby, …

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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. Today, we’re very lucky to have a chance to sit down with Amybeth Quinn, …

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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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What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence, or BI, is a term that is used to describe different types of software applications 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: Data Warehouse The first component …

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Career Levels of Technical Recruiters

Recruiters 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. …

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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?” But, 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 …

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Geek Language Quiz 1

In 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 …

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Job Description Review by Developers – iOS Mobile App Developer

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 …

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