How to Find Digital Tech Talent Online.

Software engineers and others working in digital tech roles can be very difficult individuals to track down. Rarely do they frequent any main stream social media channels and even when they have a profile, they almost never login to check content or communicate with other members.    

 

This can make it incredibly difficult to track down potential talent especially for any technical developer or software engineering roles. Using job boards and LinkedIn could be next to useless for promoting any open roles. Even if the hiring managers or human resources do get hold of an email address or track down a suitable LinkedIn profile any attempt to send contact messages and emails often go unread.  When this technical talent wishes to communicate and chat with others, they prefer the company of like-minded individuals and this leads them to websites and forums that cater for their specific needs and interests. There are plenty of specialist places to find potential digital tech talent, however, not all have specific functions for posting any open roles. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the most popular online destinations for finding this elusive talent. 

 

GitHub. 

A code sharing site that is probably the most popular social networking site for developers, programmers and software engineers. Until recently GitHub Jobs was good place to post open roles but they announced deprecation of the site in August 2021.  

 

BetterCodeHub. 

This site gives developers the ability to connect and identify like-minded developers at similar levels of experience. There is no specific job posting function.    

 

DZone. 

One of the world’s largest online communities and leading source of knowledge resources for software developers. The site did attempt to launch DZone Jobs in 2017 but the service was withdrawn in the same year.  

 

Stack Overflow.   

A public platform used by nearly everyone who codes to learn, share their knowledge, collaborate, and build their careers. They have an excellent dedicated Jobs and Talent section on their site. 

 

Hacker News.   

The Hacker News is a leading cybersecurity news platform that attracts IT professionals, researchers, hackers, technologists and enthusiasts. These is no dedicated job section. 

 

Slashdot.  

Created in 1997 for editors and coders it is one of the longest running platforms for developers.   

 

Women Who Code. 

An international non-profit organisation that provides services for women pursuing technology careers with articles and assistance. The site has a job board for companies seeking coding professionals.  

 

Hashnode. 

A free developer blogging platform that allows digital tech talent to publish articles on their own domain and helps them stay connected.  

 

Freecodecamp. 

An interactive learning web platform and online community forum with chat rooms, online publications and local organisations that want to make learning web development accessible to all. 

 

SitePoint Community. 

A community for web designers and developers to discuss everything from HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, to Photoshop and SEO. 

 

Only a few of the sites mentioned here have dedicated job boards but if recruiters are creative, they can utilise the forums and chat rooms to instigate interest in open roles and attract the right talent. This may be possible as long as posters stay within the often-strict rules of content publication. Alternatively hiring managers can use tech hiring tools that can reach those difficult to find digital tech talent.  

 

One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to deliver more efficient recruitment is Hire Digital. A start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management ATS software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 

  

Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.