🎉 Top 10 places to find developers
Favorite sites from top recruiters to boolean search, how to source candidates from Kaggle & Slack, top 10 places to find developers, email deliverability tools for recruiters & more
I’m Raj, and each week I curate interesting tips, articles, and resources around recruitment, sourcing, and anything else that’s hot in the talent world. It's Friday and I'm back with another edition of 10xrecruiter for you to level up your recruitment game.
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✨ A timeless thought
💯 Tips & hacks of the week
🔥 Favorite sites from top recruiters to boolean search
Combine job titles + pronouns on any website
On any website, you can X-ray combining pronouns and your favorite job titles or other keywords (and their synonyms) will get a bunch of people page results. Things like 👇
H/T: Glenn Gutmacher
Twitter's database is a goldmine
Copy/paste into Twitter's search bar 👇
H/T: Jung Kim
Find tech even participants & speakers
Source candidates on Sched(a platform for event organizers to run events) 👇
site:*.sched.com inurl:(attendees|speakers) California "Machine Learning"
H/T: Steve Levy
Kaggle is the platform where you can source well-experienced developers, especially big data engineers and machine learning experts.
In general, it is a platform for competitions. It means that different companies or individuals post certain tasks related to data science on this website and offer to solve them. Within the limits of a specific task, specialists suggest their solutions. The user who provided the best answer gets the prize and ranking points.
Use X-Ray string to find top x% performers on Kaggle 👇
🧠 How to source candidates from Slack?
In order to find the right channel, you may use the ready-made list of most popular communities — Slofile and then search by category. Also, you might browse these two extensive lists: An Incomplete List of Communities on Slack and 109 Slack channels for developers.
Having joined the community, you’ll get access not only to the conversations among the participants but also to the full list of community members. To see this list, click the “People” tab. You can message the potential candidate directly via Slack or via email. The email address is available in their profile.
Here are a few things that I've been reading this week:
Here’s a great piece from Jiri Herodek. He was invited to an amazing HR event organized by Vimvic to speak about some underutilized sources for finding tech talent. This article is a summary of what he had covered in his presentation.
Are your emails are being sent directly to the dreaded spam folder or maybe your email never got delivered at all? There’s a lot of good reasons why it makes sense to test out your email deliverability when sending a message to a candidate. Read all about it here.
How to X-Ray LinkedIn for Diversity (emojis, accented characters, and Recommendations) — stuff you cannot do on LinkedIn —
Here are some LGBTQ+ X-Ray searches 👇
intitle:🌈 site:linkedin.com/in (finds 🏳️🌈s too!)
intitle:🏳️⚧️ site:linkedin.com/in (transgender)
💡 Inspiration & case-studies
Curated case studies, nuggets of wisdom & techniques from other recruiters & talent experts:
🚀 Recruitment tool/plugin of the week
Every week I recommend one plugin, tool, or product that can help recruiters become better at work:
🎉 Checkout Tweeple Search — It locates matching text in people’s Twitter bios and ranks the results by the number of followers. When you switch to the Influencer search mode, things get interesting.
You can search for queries and keywords in article content people have shared over the web. Then the tool ranks results by the number of shares those articles received.
What all that means for you, as a recruiter, is that you can make sure the candidate has truly influenced a topic, as opposed to merely having specified it in their bio text.
In other words, you can find the contact info of real influencers rather than just people with big unengaged followings and a Twitter feed where you can hear crickets chirping all day long.
📝 Interesting resources & cheat-sheets
Here are a few interesting resources, cheat-sheets and curated materials:
🥳 Fun stuff
Random facts, stats, and funny threads/memes from the recruitment world!
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That’s it for this week! Hit me up if you have any stories, feedback, or insights to share. Otherwise, see you next week!
Curated with ❤️
Raj Abishek, Co-Founder @NurtureBox