How to find exceptional and quality IT specialists?
I believe nowadays to find the best IT talents a big challenge particularly in competitive markets like London, New York or Singapore because there are more job vacancies than existing IT professionals. As a Recruiter, I have to plan the most cost-effective solution to attract the best tech talents in a short time period. I would like to share with you those places where I source passive tech talents.
Social Media Platforms
I think the best platform to contact passive candidates for any location worldwide is LinkedIn Recruiter. My hired candidates of 90% were from LinkedIn Recruiter. You can source any type of IT professionals like Project Manager, Scrum Master, any type of Software Developer, Database Developer, Software Tester, Network Engineer, Security Engineer, and System Engineer.
Hired is also a good place to source tech people in London, Paris and in the USA. They even support remote work. (Software Engineer, Engineering Management, Developer Operations, Design, Product Management, Project Management, Data Analytics, Quality Assurance, Information Technology)
Facebook is a social media and social networking service company worldwide. Recruiters can source tech talents in Facebook groups or search for a job title and can post a job and job seekers can apply for it.
Twitter is a social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Recruiters can message directly to a potential candidate or on most of the profile findable a LinkedIn link or other social media link.
Stackowerflow is the world’s number one Q&A website for tech talent, particularly coders and developers.
GitHub is a place that Developers use to store their code. You can search the entire GitHub network.
CodeProject is a community for computer programmers with articles on different topics and programming languages such as web development, software development, C++, Java, and other topics.
Meetup is also a good networking opportunity for recruiters. To organize a Meetup and invite potential talents to attract them or attending a Meetup is a possibility to get to know passive tech talents.
Dribbble is a self-promotion and networking platform for digital designers of various disciplines, including graphic design, web design, UX/UI, web design, illustration, and branding. Dribbble serves as a design portfolio platform. It is one of the largest platforms for designers to share their work online.