I recently asked internal recruiters at different startups, "What makes an engineer stand out from the applicant pool?"
Straight from the horse's mouth, here's what technical recruiters want from engineering candidates.
Their responses helped me think about what the application process looks like on the other end. It's an extremely noisy process, and as an applicant, we should make it easy for tech recruiters to see us.
I also shared this post on Hacker News, and found the comments to be equally eye-opening.
If you're curious about a very different perspective on how engineers can/should approach their job search, I also asked six technical founders a similar question. Their responses are here.