Software Developer roles are becoming increasingly harder to fill, but if you’ve been recruiting in tech for a minute – this is old news. Not only are there more roles than people to fill them, (there are 223,000 open roles in the US, 91% of them being outside of Silicon Valley) but folks in tech are also getting increasingly hard to get a hold of. Hard stop. If we can’t pique the interest of the person we want to chat with, how can we grow our team?
Tech recruiting…where to begin? Sourcing! In our current market condition (candidate’s market), it’s our responsibility as sourcers, recruiters, engineering managers, leaders, to invest time into building our teams/organizations.
For every one developer you want to bring in for an interview, you have ten other recruiters fighting to do the same. So, how can we maximize our efficiency and likelihood of getting in front of that candidate?