Finding – and more importantly – having conversations with tech talent is an ongoing challenge isn’t it? If you’re looking for an Application Developer with Agile or JavaFX experience (by tomorrow!) it can be tempting to rush in and contact any and all hot prospects in an attempt to get some sort of activity going.
And if you’ve ever done that you also likely saw it delivered lackluster results. Oh sure you broke out into a sweat with all your feverish typing and dialing but you still didn’t end up with any viable candidates.
So what to do?
Fortunately Dice has just published a fantastic resource.
The Definitive Guide to Engaging Top Tech Candidates takes you through the process with 3 Easy Steps to message top tech candidates via email, phone and social media channels. (seriously…go download the guide via Slideshare).
- John’s three steps to effective messaging: (1) preparation, (2) personalization and (3) persistence
- How to decide what candidate information to use in your communications and when to use it
- Rules of engagement for email, phone and social media channels – with templates to get you started
Templates!! I LOVE templates!! Why reinvent the wheel…am I right?
Look…we all make mistakes when, as recruiters, we craft a message to send to the passive-and/or-elusive talent we’re seeking. In this guide you will find out how to avoid making those mistakes and how to create the right messages.
“The best messages are never about you or the job you’re trying to fill.
The best approaches start with the work that they are passionate
about and how you can connect them to
1) new, really challenging problems in their space, and 2) help them grow in their career.”
Andrew Carges, VP Talent Acquisition, GoDaddy
Hey…we can ALL win in this.