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  • #353
    Tris Revill
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      This is a classic Talent Hack to help you hire Developers and SEO/Growth Hacker types.
      Hide a link to your careers page in the comments on the header of your website
      Going to see if I can collect all the examples I have found on my travels round the web here
    #379
    Tris Revill
    Keymaster
      Apple did this back in 2017, first spotted by twitter user Zack Whittaker

    Apple Job Ad hidden in Code

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Tris Revill.
    #381
    Tris Revill
    Keymaster
      Mozilla are well known for having one of these hidden in their code for some time now.

    A job advert from Mozilla hidden in their source code

    #382
    Tris Revill
    Keymaster
      The Guardian have one hidden in the source code of their home page.
      Here is a screen shot we took of it.

    The Guardian's Job Advert hidden in the source code of their home page

    #384
    Tris Revill
    Keymaster
      Back in 2012, twitter user Sven Peters discovered Hip Chat had hidden a job advert in their code. Extra points if you mentioned finding it when you had applied.

    HipChat's hidden Job Advert from 2012

    #386
    Tris Revill
    Keymaster
      Booking.com also joined the ranks of websites with Job Adverts hidden in their code back in 2014!
      It’s still there today

    Booking.com still have their job advert in the code on their website

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Tris Revill.
    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Tris Revill.
    #389
    Tris Revill
    Keymaster
      AirBnB at the time were hiding Job Adverts in their API header. Even more targeted tactic than just behind the source code!

      AirBnB's Job Advert hidden in their API Header

      He also takes a look around Microsoft Azure and find’s job adverts hidden there

    Microsoft Azure's Job Advert hidden in the console

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Tris Revill.
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