Devskiller platform update – what is new? #September2017

By | Changelog

At Devskiller, we believe in continuous improvement. We have a growing base of happy customers who use the platform on a daily basis which gives us the opportunity to constantly develop our tool to address their needs. To do so, we look at how you use Devskiller when you work and listen to what you have to say about it. For the last 6 months we’ve been busy turning your insights into action. We’ve put the new features and functionalities together in this post to help you leverage them to the full. Read More

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7 powerful ways to deal with a long hiring process

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview

Filling open racks is taking more time than ever with average length of the interview process reaching 24.4 days for Internet & Tech jobs and 23.9 days for Computer Software and Hardware positions. According to Glassdoor data, government jobs come with the longest interview process (53.8 days) with restaurant  and bar positions coming last (10.2 days). Average length of interview depends on the skills necessary to perform the job in question, whether these skills are in high demand and whether they are easy to screen.

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A sneak peak of ‘Secure by Design’ with authors Daniel Sawano and Daniel Deogun, here on the Yellow Duck podcast

By | Podcast

Security breaches and systems being hacked is something that we hear about almost every day. Despite all the literature and expert advice on security, it still happens. Something is clearly not working, right? That’s where Daniel Deogun and Daniel Sawano step in. So if you are interested in software security subject you should definitely listen to this podcast. Read More

30 industry insights for hiring developers

By | Hiring Statistics, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Recruiting developers takes a lot of skill because majority of them are passive candidates. As a tech recruiter, you’re constantly forced to learn new things. The more educated you are, the faster you can make informed decisions to outperform your competitors. We’ve gone through research from leading organizations including The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Stack Overflow, Manpower Group, Evans Data Corporation and Vision Mobile to give you 30 industry insights for hiring developers. We’ve compiled the data into an easy-to-read list you can go over while enjoying your morning coffee. Enjoy! Read More

10 steps to hire more women in tech

By | IT recruitment

As Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO says, “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” That’s especially significant in tech companies who aim to drive innovation.That said, women remain underrepresented in tech positions both in startups, SMEs and corporations globally. In this post, we present the 10 steps you need to take to hire more women in tech. Read More

60 web development software specialist interview questions

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview

The days of Web Development being pretty HTML mockups are long gone. Today’s Web Development is excruciatingly demanding in technical terms and there is a growing demand for a web development software specialist. According to Quora and Gooroo.io, for knowledge of Javascript (the main language for frontend development) companies could dash out up to 188k salary average.

For a recruiter or hiring manager looking for a web development software specialist, the task of finding one is a potentially an expensive hire. Some serious research is due here, both in terms of sourcing and screening the candidates as hiring the wrong person could potentially be extremely costly.

One of the best ways to ensure you maximize the chance of hiring the right person is tailoring the interview process to best fit the position you are looking to fill. To fully utilize this short time aimed at determining if the candidate is the right fit for the job, great care is taken to find the right questions.

So if you are looking to hire a web development software specialist, what should you pay attention to? Read More

WhoIsHiring – Tech job aggregator [expert interview]

By | Expert Interview

Whoishiring is a job platform which aims to map all the IT jobs worldwide. We have more than 30 000 job offers mapped from 25 carefully selected sources, plus we have curated job offers that are unique on our website.

Today, we talk with Sebastian Pawluś, a software developer with a will-do attitude. He started writing code on C64 today writes code for fun and profit. Likes staring at maps and always has one more idea to do. One day he will learn how to use Haskell. Founder of whoishiring.io project.

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How to source developers from Stack Overflow

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Top tier software engineers tend to have steady jobs which makes them hard to recruit. How passive are they? According to Stack Overflow 2016 Developer Landscape, 97.5% of all software engineers are currently employed, but only 33.04% of them are in a job they love.  In IT recruitment, there’s very little chance of top tier developers knocking on your door and if that happens, consider yourself lucky. In most cases, however, it takes a great deal of time and effort to hire a software developer. In this post we explain how to source developers from Stack Overflow and how to use the data available on the platform in the recruitment process.

Because majority of developers are passive candidates, recruiters need to be where they like to hang out. HR professionals should use Stack Overflow for three purposes: Read More

Know the difference: Front-end, back-end, full-stack developer

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Don’t be put off by buzzwords and tech jargon. Learn what a “front-end”,  a “back-end”, and a “full-stack” developer does and give yourself the confidence to approach them with firm knowledge and a better understanding of their roles. Some of these differences are substantial and some are subtle, but all are necessary to have a clear view of the needs in the IT industry.

The demand for developers grows every day but so do the requirements for the job. There are more web tools being built than ever before and more and more people are relying daily on software technology around the globe. So whether you are looking to hire one, or want to become one, it is good to get a good understanding of what the titles “front-end”, “back-end” and “full-stack” developer mean.

To better understand each of the roles and bring closer the person behind the magic, we will cover what skills a person in one of these positions traditionally has, what technology they use, and what need they are solving with their work. Read More

7 Steps to Hiring Top Developers

By | Coding Test, Human Resources, IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview

If there was ever an image summing up the developer recruitment pattern, it’s the one used by Isaac Lyman in his Medium post “How to recruit a developer”:

Looks familiar, right?

Unless you are one of the lucky companies offering “showstopper” jobs, it’s very rarely that top tech talent comes knocking on your door. Good developers are quickly snapped up because as passive candidates they get subsequent offers. They are almost never on the market because they don’t need to be shopping for jobs. Read More

How to source software developers from LinkedIn

By | IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Based on 2016-2017 Talent Shortage Survey, IT professionals constitute the second biggest talent shortage group globally and one of the hardest groups of professionals to recruit. LinkedIn is the go-to place for sourcing software developers for majority of recruiters, so it’s a very crowded and competitive space. The higher the demand for top tech talent, the more efficient you need to be with your sourcing. In this post, we explain how to source software developers from LinkedIn. Read More