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Be Creative When Seeking Your Next Job Applicant

Today’s market is more competitive than ever before and the way that you stay on top of the competition is by hiring the top technology talent. This is easier said than done. You know what you need, but it may be harder to recruit the talent than you thought. The difference between you becoming the next Apple and the next washed up app company is the right talent.

Being creative can help you to hire the right talent and there are various ways for you to go about this.

Consider sponsoring a hackathon for the coders in your area. This has become a popular way to look for tech talent because it shows you what people are capable of doing. It also positions your company well within the community so that people know where to go when they need a job.

Think about creating an un-career fair, which is the opposite of what a standard career fair is, complete with long lines and resume gathering. With an un-career fair, you can keep things more intimate and focus on learning about who the candidates are and what they have to offer. You can build better relationships and even have food and drink to help promote some socialization.

Use social media in a unique way. Create a hashtag on Twitter for people to wow you in 140 characters or less so that they can be considered for a job position that you have open. Run a contest on Facebook where you generate ideas. Ask for resumes to be sent to you in a unique format so that you can see graphic design talent right off the bat.

When you get more creative, it can help you stand out as a company that people want to work for. It’s not always about how much money you can offer. At the end of the day, the top tech talent wants to be where the fun is at – which may explain why Google installed a slide at their headquarters. You need to prove to the job market that you have a fun place to work and that can be done starting with the recruiting process that you use.

Once you figure out a way to get the resumes coming through the door, you can use Applicant Tracking Technology to stay up on who is capable of doing what so that you can sort through the resumes faster and get a job offer out to the ones that you don’t want to slip through the cracks.

When you can stay organized and creative, you have the best chance of capturing the best that the tech world has to offer when it comes to qualified candidates. Only then can you grow your company and be more successful against the competition.

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