How The Top Polish Sourcers Search For Candidates Outside of LinkedIn

The truth is that if sourcing is one of your tasks at work, you need to be creative. When it comes to searching developers, LinkedIn is very often not enough. What’s interesting, I see more and more developers asking what they can do to make recruiters stop writing to them.

Probably it’s because LinkedIn is the most popular sourcing platform and developers tend to receive the highest numbers of messages or InMails there. Therefore you ask yourself “If I want to look for developers in Poland, where do I look for?” Let me help you here with a list of platforms and places where you can find them. The order is alphabetical.

bulldogjob

Target group: all IT-related roles

Language: Polish and English

Short description: “The Space for IT people” – it’s an information service and blog for IT specialists, you can find here courses, workshops, companies’ profiles and you can add job adverts.

forum-informatyka.net

Target group: all the roles related to IT

Language: Polish

Short description: It’s a forum for knowledge exchange, organizing workshops and courses where you can also add job descriptions:

GoldenLine

Target group: general roles

Language: Polish

Short description: It’s a Polish counterpart of LinkedIn, so apart from IT-related roles you can find here literally people from all the industries. Moreover, you can find here employers’ profiles (which can be rated as on glassdoor), you can post job adverts, and you can message users directly.

justjoin.it

Target group: all IT-related roles

Language: English

Short description: As they call themselves: “the biggest IT job board for Polish Devs.” Candidates have huge possibilities of filtering the criteria. For example, you can see a map of Poland with language-related jobs showed on it:

nofluffjobs

Target group: all IT-related roles

Language: English

Short description: “the only job board that rocks” as they call themselves 🙂 The community here is getting bigger and bigger. This portal works well marketing-wise, and it’s well known among IT specialists. The significant advantage of this site is that all job offers contain salary brackets.

Pasja Informatyki

Target group: developers, admins, hardware engineers, graphic designers

Language: Polish

Short description: It’s a forum for knowledge exchange which allows adding free job descriptions. It gives the possibility to filter subjects, technologies and to write a direct message to its users.

Slack: Devs PL channel

Target group: all IT-related roles

Language: Polish / English

Short description: I guess Slack doesn’t need an introduction 😉

SmartMetier

Target group: all IT-related roles

Language: Polish / English

Short description: A service with job boards for developers, where they can filter thanks to various criteria.

wykop.pl

Target group: everyone

Language: Polish

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Short description: You could compare it to Reddit. It’s a service created by users; each added information is rated and commented by the community. You can find various exciting topics here, and it’s well known among developers. It allows to add a job description, but it needs to be written in a very informal style.

4programmers

Target group: all IT-related roles

Language: Polish

Short description: It’s a forum for knowledge exchange. You can say it’s “a Polish StackOverflow.” It gives a possibility to post job adverts.

 

 

As you can see most of these platforms are in Polish, therefore, if you don’t have any Pole in your team who could post a job advertisement there, you should stick to English ones only. Moreover, most of this platforms serve mainly for posting job advertisements, but still, some allow sending direct messages, and I hope you’ll find all of them useful.

Of course, there are other places like Behance, Monster, Amazing Hiring, Github and Stack Overflow, but since they’re international, I assume you, as professional sourcers, already know them.

 

Business Development Manager at Bee Talents. Award winner (Best Recruitment Consultant of the Year 2016 in Poland for Permanent Hires). She helps companies to build teams effectively. Co-author of the first Sourcing Guide in Polish. Co-organized PyCode Carrots Warsaw 2016 - weekend coding workshops in Python and took coding courses herself to understand better developers’ job (JS and RoR). Her mission is to change the view of recruiters in IT, by helping clients, leading her team and running her blog: https://medium.com/@kasiamichalak

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