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How Non-Techies Can Find the Right Tech Talent [Infographic]

How Non-Techies Can Find the Right Tech Talent

Last week I went along to GitHub’s “Universe” conference here in San Francisco. It was certainly an event of epic proportion.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect. However one thing that became very clear to me was that even after playing in the recruiting game for 20+ years now, recruiting in the tech space is unlike any other.

Trying to get my head around the notion of “open sourcing the Git LFS product”, the fact that “pull requests are one of the most essential workflow pieces of modern application development”, and even just the idea of making “safer shipping code”, I have to admit that at times I thought I had entered a parallel universe.

As a self-confessed “non-techie” (although I am told by some of our team that I am getting a hell of a lot better!), I looked around the sold-out venue and realised that I had no idea how what the guy sitting next to me did was any different to the woman in front of me. Once I asked them, I realised that their jobs were vastly different. I just hope my awkward smile didn’t give away the fact I still had no idea what they really did.

Now I’m certainly not saying that I’m about to go out and become the #1 recruiter in the world of Hadoop, or that I will suddenly be able to find you the best developers of distributed, non-linear workflows (that’s “Git”, right?). But for those recruiters who, like me, may not be masters in the tech space, or for those internal recruiters with senior developers breathing down their backs to find them more staff ‘yesterday’, there’s got to be a solution.

Fortunately our friends at Modis appreciate that with the demand for IT professionals going through the roof, finding the right tech talent is tough stuff!

They have created the Infographic below specifically for anyone looking for tech talent and yet who may not have all the tech expertise.

Fortunately there are a few ways you can find the right tech talent for the job without having to take up evening coding classes.

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Cofounder at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for 20 years. Follow me @paul_slezak.