This was the talk I was waiting for. Mark Tortorici (@marknexus) of netPolarity just wrapped up an amazing session. Where to begin?
This session was all about turning non-technical liberal arts majors who stumbled into recruiting into TECHNICAL RECRUITERS. That's right guys, there's a RIGHT WAY and a WRONG WAY to call engineers. And developers. Or any other technical person. Side note: a data warehouse has nothing to do with forklifts.
My big take-away? Research!
Learning should be limitless.
Wikipedia is ok, but remember it's created by users – not always accurate Look to the sources. Do you understand other engineering roles? It's also important to know what NOT to look for. So what to do? Look at profile after profile. Read resumes. Research.
Ok, now you have a decent idea of what you're looking for. Go back to your job description. It's time to source. Summarize key terms into a sentence. This is now your elevator pitch. Expand each of your terms ie Develop, Developer, Developing. Use to create a Boolean string. You've got people!
Now talk about the technology with the candidate. The right way, or the wrong way. Asking if they have XYZ experience is WRONG. Talk about HOW they’ve used the technology. Bolster’s credibility. This works with hiring managers too, by the way.
Overall, an AMAZING presentation.
Definitely the one I was most excited about and Mark did not disappoint. As my girl Sara @ButtersRrecruit noted - we are GEEKING OUT OVER MARK! #nerdcrush :)