Head of IT recruitment in Lucky Hunter

IT staff recruitment: how to find three Rust Developers for IT company

Rust developers are exotic in the IT market. The number of specialists using this programming language can be counted on one hand. The Lucky Hunter technical recruiter Maria is telling you how she's managed to fill the job openings quickly.

To hire software developers: the task and difficulties

After we discussed the terms and requirements for the candidates, I started searching for experienced Rust developers. However, most of experienced Rust developers work for foreign IT companies and receive high salaries. In addition, they work remotely. Recruiting such specialists for the project was an overwhelming task.
There were two ways to deal with the problem: either significantly increase the salary of candidates, or lower sights and search for developers without experience.
After our communication, the team leader decided to consider candidates without experience and to train them independently because he realized that there are really few developers knowing Rust and they are very expensive.

So I started searching for specialists who had no Rust development experience but had a good background in developing high-performance applications in C, C ++, Haskell or Erlang. I received a high response among the candidates. The guys were ready to prove themselves and passed the test assignment from the customer.

I processed more than 100 CVs of specialists and conducted 30 interviews with candidates. It took a month to fill each job opening. I managed to find three specialists for the company. I filled all the job positions myself. For clarity, showing you statistics from the CRM system.

Tech talents recruitment: the reason for success

There are several reasons why I've filled the job opening successfully:
  • Firstly, it is well-coordinated work with the customer and an adequate approach to the job opening filling.
  • Secondly, Rust turned out to be very attractive in the IT environment. Many IT professionals dream of learning this programming language, so they are ready to accept less competitive conditions for the skills development.


The case proves that there are no impossible tasks. You need a great desire and perseverance of both a recruiter and a client. Mutual work on filling the job opening, a zero-tolerance approach to task management and the ability to motivate candidates will definitely lead to success.

If you need to fill any IT job opening, contact the Lucky Hunter team. We know where rare specialists hide and how to motivate them properly. We will be glad to help you!

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