Dear Recruiters: 3 Ways Your Software Engineer Candidate Can Work For You

Software Engineering is a competitive field and subject to aggressive recruiting. I have heard both engineers and recruiters express frustration resulting from working with each other. Engineers deal with recruiters not adequately briefed on technical details and recruiters deal with our very interesting personality types. Both sides have been through a lot, and a better approach to benefit both parties is needed.

Zack West
6 min readFeb 5, 2024
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I am a card-carrying software engineer — one of the technical types that can derail a conversation with the ever-annoying “well, actually” a dozen times before lunch without breaking a sweat. I have a computer science degree, am fluent in many programming languages, and have been building software in one form or another for a decade — but I wasn’t always a technical person.

Long before I fell in love with software development, I was a designer and had a healthy fear of anything that involved math, computers, and certainly programming. It is from this perspective that I write to help talent acquisition…

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Zack West

Entrepreneur, programmer, designer, and lifelong learner. Can be found taking notes from Mother Nature when not hammering away at the keyboard.