If you ask people where the money is in Agency recruiting, tech is where it is at. Well sure because tech jobs are the most difficult to fill and in the highest demand. We on RecruitingTools wrote a complete series on how to be a tech recruiter. This week, we are going to get the always quotable Steve Levy’s take on what it takes to be a top IT Recruiter. Make sure to register so that you can be part of the conversation. What are the building blocks for the IT Recruiter? Steve Levy says they are:

  • (A)cumen [real knowledge about the role and talent communities]
  • (C)hrome [extensions]
  • (G)uile [you have to think like a techie to catch a techie]
  • (T)enacity [because it’s a friggin’ jungle out there]…

Here is the ultimate technical recruiting paradox: we have too much information but not enough information to find the people we need to fill roles. Technical recruiters are given the job description but most have no idea what the words mean nor possess an understanding of talent landscapes.

Tom Leung, CEO of Seattle-based Poachable stated, “There are certain job functions where the battle for talent is just ruthless. If you’re a Seattle company looking for a mobile developer right now, it may take you six to 12 months to find someone.” So where do we start?

How about you start by joining me and Steve Friday, May 5th 2017 for RecruitingLive. They are always fun and with Steve Levy live, you never know what you are going to get. I wonder if he will break into song again…

Jackye Clayton

Jackye is an acclaimed thought leader and inspirational speaker on recruiting and DEIB topics. She brings years of experience recruiting across a variety of industries including tech, HR, legal, and finance. In her role as VP of Talent Acquisition and DEIB, she leads all related work at Textio, provides critical expertise to customers, and serves as a leading voice in the products Textio creates for the broader ecosystem. Jackye has been named one of the 9 Powerful Women in Business You Should Know by SDHR Consulting, one of the 15 Women in HR Tech to Follow by VidCruiter, and is on the Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine.