If you've tried to fill open engineering positions in the past, you know it isn't enough to simply post a job description, no matter how well written and well placed it may be. Highly skilled positions may get very few applicants no matter what you do. You can be proactive in searching for and reaching out to ideal applicants, but how can you best pique their interest?
With engineers especially, it's additionally important to always be contacting new candidate leads. Even if your company has no open positions, a valuable recruit is almost always a welcome addition to the team. This chapter will give you the tools you need to reach out to engineers to ensure you always have a pool of potential candidates.
In this chapter, we'll cover:
How to improve your response rate when you reach out to recruits
How to maximize your employee referral potential
What to look for in engineers' resumes
How to look beyond a candidate's resume to identify top talent