We have another tool available for candidate sourcing, and this one has been developed specifically for finding IT candidates. The tool is available as a free Chrome extension, offered by candyjar.io. This tool helps you search for developers by source code assessment on GitHub and integrates into LinkedIn.


How to use CandyJar

Install the Chrome Extension and then create an account. It’s free to sign up and you get unlimited access for 7 days before reverting to the free account. After installation, you can either use their search through the tool’s site or launch the app dashboard from the extension menu:

Within the tool find developer and technical candidates through a location search, filtered by skillsets. Candidate search results will include links to other social profiles, as well as contact information where available. Save to your ATS or print/download a PDF of their profile.

While browsing or searching on LinkedIn, you will find a CandyJar button on profile pages as well as during search. Click the Similar Candidates button from a candidate’s profile as well to search for individuals with a similar profile and skill set. The extension will do this with GitHub profiles as well.


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This tool is in the process of new feature development. CandyJar is something to check out, especially with their offer of free all access for 7 days. Learn more on their website or their help center.

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