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Tech Candidate Sentiment in 2015 [SURVEY]

Our friends at Dice recently presented the results of the Tech Candidate Sentiment Survey 2015 to help government officials get up to date with developing trends in recruiting.

They surveyed 3,801 respondents, 68% of who were in a job, 50% actively manage their careers and no less than 90% engage with recruiters.

Survey takeaways:

  • Sourcing talent is hard in this tight tech market; the overall unemployment rate in the U.S. is 5.6% but only 2% for database administrators and 1.4% for network architects.
  • 66% of tech pros want recruiters to gain a better understanding of how their skills fit into the job opportunity being offered.
  • Only 50% of survey respondents said that they wish recruiters would do more research on them and their background before calling, as compared to 63% in 2013.
  • Tech candidates understand that recruiters use publicly available data to research candidates and get a “total person” view before making that first call to provide a better candidate experience.

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By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.