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talent December 20, 2019

12 Developer Types Recruiters Need to Know About

This year, StackOverflow put together a comprehensive survey with over 90,000 respondents, examining the tech landscape, and developers in particular. Using that data, we created a thorough list of the 12 most common developer types, to help answer the basic questions about different sorts of developers: what they do, how they work, and where they stand in the field.
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Content Strategist
talent December 20, 2019

Get Your (Arti)facts Right — Eight Examples of Developer-Driven Employer Branding Content

Developers are in demand. Big demand—“knowledge of software development principles” appeared in more than 580,000 job descriptions this year. It’s no surprise, then, that skilled developers top the priority list for many hiring programs. But with a growing skills gap and increasing competition, it’s not enough to simply advertise positions and hope for the best. You need developer-specific listings and a great careers page that speaks to a tech audience and delivers in-depth insights into your technology stacks. You also need to show the people behind your processes and programming and share stories of the challenges they face every day.
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Content Strategist
The Ultimate Tech Recruiting Event Checklist
talent December 20, 2019

The Ultimate Tech Recruiting Event Checklist

In an era where so much of the recruiting process happens online, in-person recruiting events can seem out of place or old fashioned. But make no mistake: when properly utilized and executed, live events can be an incredibly useful recruiting tool.