How to recruit a software developer. (Part 3)

As promised, we’ll talk about the traits of successful recruiters. Good recruiters look for people to fit a position, and pursue them individually. I’ve mentioned before that my name and resume pop on Google search results when a recruiter is looking for a senior web architect or development manager in the Seattle area. The best […]

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How to recruit a software developer. (Part 2)

We’ll continue with the problem of incentivization for recruiters. Recruiting must be the most outsourced, underfunded, middleman-heavy profession there is. There are several frustrations that go along with being heavily recruited by people who do not know or care whether you fit a given job description, and they range from the merely careless and time-profligate […]

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How to recruit a software developer. (Part 1)

I have a problem. Hundreds of people every week contact me to try to get me to work for them. In an economic downturn, this may sound like what I call a ‘high-class problem.’ Noted examples of high-class problems include: paying taxes on your lottery winnings, being unable to make up your mind between your […]

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