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Frontend Vs Backend Developers (for Recruiters)

September 24, 2019
Author: Aaron Decker

One big dividing line between developers that I'm not sure all tech recruiters have a full grasp of is the difference between frontend and backend web developers. Generally speaking this is a divide between responsibilities that defines the type of work a developer is doing. There is also the concept of a "fullstack" developer (which I consider myself to be, with some caveats), which I will…
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August 2019 Tech Recruiter Survey Results

September 23, 2019
Author: Aaron Decker

Last month I surveyed 24 Tech Recruiters in preparation to build ITeach Recruiters (which will be an online video course, and no, it's not finished yet). A big part of even deciding to go ahead and build the site and course was reading the responses in this survey and seeing that I could help solve a real problem. Most of the respondents here were recruiters who had previously contacted me on…
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Are Developers hesitant to work with Tech Recruiters?

September 20, 2019
Author: Aaron Decker

I did a survey and about 60% of the developers who responded said they had never gotten a job through a recruiter. What does this mean? The first conclusion is that developers are hesitant to work with tech recruiters when searching for a job. On this same survey I asked developers to tell me about their experiences with recruiters and I’ll share the unedited responses with you and go through some…
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Why don't developers respond to recruiters? (a survey)

September 18, 2019
Author: Aaron Decker

It seems like when speaking to developers about recruiters I often hear the same thing: developers feel like they are being spammed constantly with jobs that have little to do with their experience or interests. However, I wanted to really understand a bit more what developers actually think (instead of just collecting anecdotes) so I decided to do a survey and try to look at numbers. I asked r…
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Interviewing Tech Recruiters Anonymously - Part 1

September 02, 2019
Author: Aaron Decker

I know recruiting is hard because as a programmer I am on the receiving end of attempts to get my attention for jobs every single day and the majority of these are just not a good match. The messages I get range on a spectrum from outright spam to thoughtful and highly personal, but 95% of the time what I get is just stuff that doesn’t match skill-set, or professional level very well. I decided I…
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