When you’re recruiting for open technical roles like engineering, the challenges can be endless. You’re often looking for skills and experience that didn’t exist 10 years ago — and that may not exist in another 10. You’re competing with big-name brands and cutting-edge start-ups. And that’s all before you get a candidate to take a good look at your job description.
Aline Lerner is an engineer-turned-recruiter who has recently focused her attention on improving the systems and processes involved in finding, interviewing and hiring engineers. And the start-up she’s co-founded, interviewing.io, is helping tech talent practice with anonymous interviews from — as well as find jobs at — companies like Facebook, Asana, Quora and Twitter.
Here are her thoughts on how to recruit in-demand tech talent when you’re competing with the big brands.