Stack Overflow Presentation
Stack Overflow is the largest online community for programmers to learn, share their knowledge and advance their careers.
Developers trust Stack Overflow to help solve coding problems and use Stack Overflow Jobs to find job opportunities. We’re committed to making the internet a better place, and our products aim to enrich the lives of developers as they grow and mature in their careers.
Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow sees 40 million visitors each month and is the flagship site of the Stack Exchange network, home to 150+ Q&A sites dedicated to niche topics.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow has since become one of the top niche job boards in the world. Officially, it’s an online community for developers to learn and share knowledge, but it also offers jobs for those in the tech field. It attracts a steady 361.23 million visitors a month (that’s right!) from all over the world. Most of the visits come from the US but that only represents 17%. On social media, the website is just as successful as it is everywhere else: 491 806 on Facebook, 66 100 on Twitter and 58 001 on LinkedIn.
Design: Since Stack Overflow is first and foremost an online community, the top half of the homepage encourages users to create an account (with an e-mail address or Facebook). The rest of the homepage Is full of questions (including the votes, answers and views for each one). Only a handful of jobs appear on the homepage. Otherwise, to bring up the jobs, you have click on “jobs” on the left-hand side. The offers can be sorted by matches, newness or salary. A search engine with 3 panels appears: search jobs, search companies, why jobs. The filters for the first one are keywords, locations, remote, tech preferences, compensation, perks and background. You can also include/exclude companies, select an industry or tick one of the following boxes: “be one of the first applicants” or “high response rate”. The filters for companies are keywords, location, offers remote, visa sponsor, offers relocation and the tech. If the companies have job opportunities, you can see that in the listing, as well as logos and keywords. The visa sponsorship, few applicants and salary are visible in the listing when provided. When you open a job offer, the useful information is at the top of the page and the layout is standard. Company pages (and the listing) do however include logos.
The job board objective: Stack Overflow brings developers together so that they can learn from each other as well as find relevant opportunities.
Recruiter observations: There is an entire site just for advertising. To advertise, you must request a demo. The solutions are described on the site, but there are no prices.
Jobseeker observations: It’s incredibly easy to create an account. However, logging out of an account isn’t easy. The button is hidden away at the top of the page.
The job offers: There are 4 675 job offers on the site. According to the site, 17 314 companies in the database. Only 239 jobs are completely remote and 891 offer visa sponsorship.
Special features: The blog (in different sections); the timeline; key figures; the investors; job alerts; the salary calculator; the press section; the mobile-friendly version; the questions; the list of users; the badges; the tags; developer stories; the advertise blog.
Verdict: What can’t you find on Stack Overflow? If you’re a developer, you should be signed up to Stack Overflow. If you’re a recruiter, you should be looking into the solutions they offer.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. Part of the Stack Exchange network, Stack Overflow was built by programmers, for programmers, and is the largest website for developers in the world.
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