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The Job Vacancy Checklist Every Recruiter Needs
August 26, 2020
The Job Vacancy Checklist Every Recruiter Needs
You are stuck. You have written a high-quality vacancy, but no sign of many great candidates just yet. Of course, you know you can’t rely on applicants only, but you know you can do better. Like no other I know vacancy writing is tough. In this article, I will share with you my personal checklist
New To Tech Recruitment? Here Are 5 Resources To Grow Your Tech Knowledge
August 5, 2020
New To Tech Recruitment? Here Are 5 Resources To Grow Your Tech Knowledge
My whole life I considered myself to be a bit of a geek. Most of my family members work in the tech industry as IT professionals. Because of this, I always thought that I have a better understanding of current tech, programming languages, and “get” the lingo. I was wrong. In January, I joined LevelUp
Why Is My Job Advert Not Working? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself…
July 30, 2020
Why Is My Job Advert Not Working? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself…
Does this sound like an ordinary start to your morning of recruitment? “Please be a good applicant ????.. Ok not you, but maybe THIS one”, followed by “oh well, better luck tomorrow”. I’m curious how many mornings this takes before you improve your job advert content? And more importantly, what modifications do you make? Here are
5 Insightful Talks from SOSUV 2020 – Sourcing Trends & Tips
July 24, 2020
5 Insightful Talks from SOSUV 2020 – Sourcing Trends & Tips
Have you ever been to a SOSU event? I recently participated in one with my colleague from LevelUp Ventures, Reggie. I had no clue what I’m getting myself into, as this was the first SOSU I have ever attended, and I must say it was… eventful. SOSU virtual conference happened between the 6th and 9th of
What Is Active Candidate Sourcing? (And Why Passive Candidates Need Attention Too)
June 30, 2020
What Is Active Candidate Sourcing? (And Why Passive Candidates Need Attention Too)
So you posted your vacancy on LinkedIn, sat back and waited for the applications to come pouring in. That’s one way of doing it. However, Joel Spolsky (founder of Stack Overflow) claims that on average developers only apply for four jobs in their entire career. You’re relying on a lot of luck if you hope
5 Tips on Reaching Out to Candidates
June 22, 2020
5 Tips on Reaching Out to Candidates
Over the last year, around 75% of the tech hires made at LevelUp came from applicants, as opposed to earlier years where passive candidate sourcing was the go-to strategy. Nevertheless, sourcing hasn’t lost its value for us yet, especially for roles with low rates of applicants. An effective sourcing strategy is even more important because
Boolean Search  –  5 Tips & Tricks For Beginners
June 8, 2020
Boolean Search – 5 Tips & Tricks For Beginners
If you are a recruiter, you probably know what a Boolean search is. It’s our holy grail for finding the right talent and narrowing down a list of thousands of candidates to our hiring manager’s requirements. Let me ask you this: since you’ve learned about Boolean, how often have you gone back to it to
Why This Top 5 Of E-Mail Finding Tips Is Different
June 2, 2020
Why This Top 5 Of E-Mail Finding Tips Is Different
At LevelUp Ventures we would like to present a mini-series on tooling, tips and hacks that have survived the test of time with 10 tech recruiter colleagues. The series is meant to share knowledge and to create an opportunity to learn from each other. TL;DR; this list of top 5 email-find tips is different because
Four Frequently Asked Questions About Tech Recruitment
May 11, 2020
Four Frequently Asked Questions About Tech Recruitment
Here at LevelUp we live and breathe tech recruitment. But whenever we tell people at parties about our work, it’s always followed by a lot of questions. So, we want to share some of those questions with you and provide the answers. Hopefully, you will get a better understanding of what it is we actually
What Is In My Tech Recruiter Toolbox?
May 4, 2020
What Is In My Tech Recruiter Toolbox?
When did you last scroll through your LinkedIn feed without seeing a top list of something? We live in times where much of the content we see is curated like it’s straight from BuzzFeed. So, instead of calling this blog “The 5 greatest, mind-bogglingly awesome tools I use for recruitment in tech”, I’ll start with