Engaging Passive Tech Candidates, Part 2 – Improving Hit Rates

Please enjoy this white paper, sponsored by Dice and written by John Vlastelica, on how to improve your responses when reaching out to passive tech talent via email and phone. This white paper is focused on engagement.  The next white paper in the series is focused on overcoming objections you’re likely to get from passive tech talent.

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