Sourcing talent on LinkedIn only? These are alternative platforms with big pools of untapped talent that you can source.
Many recruiters rely on LinkedIn for their recruitment targets.
But LinkedIn is not the only platform to source talent on.
Many platforms are overlooked as sourcing platforms. They might not be necessarily designed for recruitment, but you can find talent if you know how to search them.
And the best part is that most of these alternative platforms provide information on professional activity of the candidates that is richer than the information on LinkedIn.
These are the best alternatives to LinkedIn on recruiting talent.
GitHub is the platform with the most active engineering users, beating LinkedIn and any other platform. A goldmine of rich and up to date candidate information.
With 14 million developers and rich technology skills information based on Q&A's, Stack Overflow is a must for sourcing tech talent.
The Redditors community is one of the biggest online communities today with 330 million users. Redditors engage in comical, but also professional discussions. When understood, it provides a good opportunity for sourcing talent.
Angellist provides the startup and scaleup talent that doesn't only have the right skillset, but also the right mindset for a work environment with rapid change.
The assumption is that LinkedIn is used globally as the primary professional network. Not true for Germany. Xing is the leading professional network site here and it is gaining more users in other countries as well.
With 5 million data scientists and machine learning experts, Kaggle is the go to source for finding data talent.
Medium is one of the leading publishing platforms where professionals showcase their thought leadership in their domain. This is the place to look for talent that wants to get their voice heard.
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