ACGT: The DNA of a Tech Recruiter with @levyrecruits


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

About the Author: Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has travelled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more.


Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton or connect with her on LinkedIn.



Presenters

Jackye Clayton, Editor, RecruitingDaily
RecruitingDaily Editor * Recruiter *Thought Follower * Dr. Pepper Drinker * RT Queen of the #Recruit-osphere and #HR * New #NASCAR fan.
Twitter: @jackyeclayton
Connect on LinkedIn
Steve Levy, Sourcing Consultant, Sears Holding Corporation
They're people not candidates or talent • http://recruitinginferno.com • #OMCchat • @ATAPglobal • Possess engineering blood, fish DNA & NY snarkasm
Twitter: @LevyRecruits
Connect on LinkedIn


About the Author: Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has travelled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more.

Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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