Learning from experienced tech recruiters #3

An inspiring talk with Sofia Broberger

Marta Moliz
Aug 7 · 2 min read

For the third episode of Recs & Devs, we welcomed Sofia Brobeger, a freelance tech recruiter based in Sweden currently working at Bonnier Broadcasting.

Davy met Sofia in Amsterdam, after she gave a talk at SourceCon Europe back in May 2019.

Sofia has experienced both in agency and in-house tech recruitment and talked to us about those experiences, and how she finally decided to go in-house and work for her current company. Before becoming a recruiter, she was a teacher and you can still see her giving workshops and seminars to spread her knowledge and

Here Sofia’s main points during this episode:

  1. Be curious and truly interested in tech. No need to learn how to programme as such, but you need to be curious and want to understand how thinks work.
  2. Always make the most out of your job and try to improve the processes. Use technology to your advantage and do not just take “what is given” or follow what they tell you “works”. Be creative, be unique and approach candidates in ways you think can work.
  3. Be curious not only about technologies but about the people you work with, the candidates you approach and that you worked with in the past. As Sofia says: “Try to really understand a person before you reach out.” It will help you talk to candidates in a way that they appreciate.

Sofia’s episode is inspiring and full of ideas for new tech recruiters on tools to use and how to make the most out of this new path. Tech recruitment can be an exciting job — listen to her and get excited about all the things you can do!


Curious about Sofia’s experience and the whole story? No worries, tune in and listen to our first episode! Available on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud and BuzzSprout. Episodes with Teddy Dimitrova and Eva Baluchova are also available in the platforms!

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Marta Moliz

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Marketing and Communication Manager at Hackages.

Texidi: Your Journey Into Tech

The go-to resource to dive into tech recruitment. Offline workshops to discover the tech terminology & weekly content to get your way into the tech recruitment field.

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