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Here are some quick tips for making sure you get enough good quality applications for your software engineering roles.
Whether you're looking for a replacement for someone that's leaving, or you're actively growing your tech team, there's two different ways your problem could be manifesting.
Tumbleweed. You literally haven't had any applications.
You're getting a steady trickle, but the quality isn't up to scratch.
The more specific your job description is, the smaller the pool of talent that's likely to apply.
Think of it this way: every item on your list of specifications has the possibility to deter a potential applicant. Do you really need to include all those languages and frameworks?
Find a way to remove the bottleneck and you should start to see volume pick up immediately.
One thing that can really help with both quantity AND quality of applications is cultivating a strong employer brand.
It comes down to increasing your reputation in the tech community. One of our hiring partners, Compare the Market, talks about how they've taken steps to raise the profile of their employer brand: comparethemarketTech
It’s not enough to post your vacancy on a job board and just leave it. You need to be creative to ensure that the competition doesn’t leave you far behind, and the best way to do that is to multiply your sources and think outside the box.
The wider the variety of places you’re looking, the more applications you’ll get. Come to our next employer breakfast to hear best practice from other leading employers.Sign me up
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