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