A few months ago, I was overjoyed when I wrote about the Canary chrome browser’s abilities. Specifically, I was using it as a developer platform, experimenting with the custom Chrome Extensions. To stem the tide of fake or maliciously coded chrome extensions, recently, Canary updates require chrome extensions be verified as coming from their official store.
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I hold a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Software Engineering and in business administration (MBA) from top Canadian schools. Prior to founding Klujo, I worked as a management consultant and led business several transformation initiatives for clients in the high-tech, travel and pharmaceutical industries. With several publications in leading academic journals, I am also often called upon to peer review scientific submissions in the software space.
It’s Friday afternoon and the week is coming to a close. High maintenance hiring managers and tough requisitions may have pulled some of you away from your favorite recruiting and technology blogs during the week. With that in mind, I thought I would share a few interesting articles I came across during the past week.
In this piece, I am going to cover how to:
- utilize the built-in search engine of GitHub to find software engineers,
- X-ray GitHub to find software engineers,
- find developers based on their code contribution, and
- contact the potential candidates you have found.
1. Searching for GitHub users
Finding potential candidates is getting much easier. Tools like Sourcehub (plug plug!), Entelo, OpenWeb, the myriad of custom search engines out there, LinkedIn Recruiter… these tools are giving recruiters the people. Some more efficiently than others, of course.
Herein lies the trick: just how do we engage a person we found (randomly, let’s face it) online to becoming an applicant for the req we’re hiring for?
In 2012, LinkedIn acquired Slideshare.net - a site to which users can upload files privately or publicly in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote or OpenDocument presentations. Since then, many LinkedIn users started uploading their resumes on their LinkedIn profile pages and publishing them on Slideshare as well.
Slideshare has a functionality called “Transcript” which reads documents and puts the text below the files, which can then be easily x-rayed.
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Jen works as a Recruiter for Google. She has been working in recruitment for 15 years, has over 10,000 connections on LinkedIn, is connected to 45 people in your network and has over 20 recommendations. Rob has been in his current role in GTR Hardware for 2 months, is working hard on his 243 LinkedIn connections, has no recommendations and is not connected to anyone you know. Who are you going to invite to speak at your next employee conference?