How to use Slack communities to source developers?
Developers tend to hang out in online communities. Did you know some of them even welcome recruiters to share interesting job opportunities?
Interview w/ Jan Mikes
Jan Mikes is the CTO at Entrydo. He shared which online community on Slack is he active in and how it can be used for recruiting.
How to join?
Enter your email address to join the Pehapkari community on Slack. But keep in mind it’s a group focused on the Czech market.
You will receive an invite by email.
This is what it looks like after you log in:
What to post?
Make sure you keep it short and to the point. Remove unnecessary clutter. No need to write a laundry list of technologies.
As an example, see our teaser which we posted on LinkedIn:
What other Slack groups to join?
Slack channels are to our generation what forums were to the nineties generation.
“The global developers community, on Slack.”
“Learn from others devs about best European cities and ask questions. Share experiences about living and working in different European cities.”
“A Slack community for iOS developers with 5,000+ members and counting. We care about three things; being open, helping each other, and sharing knowledge. If this sounds like you then request an invite. We look forward to getting to know you.”
“Slashrocket is a community of developers of all backgrounds. we started with a few people talking about code and have since grown to a community of more than 900 members. we work together to create projects as a group, discuss development, and provide a friendly home on the web for developers. we adhere to a code of conduct so everyone feels welcome.”
“All the admins for this channel are huge nerds. Seriously. We really love technology and work in the industry and keep our own side projects going too. Feel free to ask us anything! We’d love to hear about your suggestions and ideas.”
“Engage with founders and investors from across Europe. #EuropeanStartups facilitates discussions, Q&A’s, AMAs, feedback and braintrusts. #EuropeanStartups is hosted on Slack, which enables cross platform communication in an elegant way.”
And here’s a list of all Slack communities.
Be where the developers are.
Happy slacking, everyone! :)
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