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Newsletter: Recruit engineers in places no one searches 💻

Good software engineers are a relatively rare breed and high in demand. This is where you can find the unfindable.

May 12, 2022
Yuma Heymans
May 12, 2022
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Finding the unfindable­­

Everybody wants software engineers. Not only tech companies, but also consultancies, agencies, manufacturers, and services companies are in need of people who can develop products and automate processes.

That leaves a tough job for the recruiter.

The hardest thing is fishing a pool that has already been overfished.

Many recruiters choose to rely on LinkedIn to find engineers, even though more engineers are active on GitHub and Stack Overflow than on LinkedIn.

GitHub: 65 million engineers

vs.

LinkedIn: about 50 million

And there are many other sources with engineering talent that are rich in up-to-date tech skills information.

The good news, you can fish the unfished

🐟

A full overview:
Recruit software engineers: the ultimate guide (to do)

Your best bets, GitHub and Stack Overflow:
How to recruit on GitHub
How to recruit on Stack Overflow

Also, get creative and search alternative platforms like:
Reddit
HackerRank
AngelList
Xing
Kaggle
Medium
Tumblr
ResearchGate
GitLab
Coderwall
Dev.to
StackShare
Here's some inspiration on how to search these platforms...

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