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    • Sourcing – Beyond Basics
    • Google Is Your Friend
      Google revolutionized the way recruiters source for candidates and research competitive intelligence.
      Google is my homepage
      Bing does not return as effective results, but it is helpful to occasionally compare/contrast searches
    • Sourcing isn’t just about finding candidates
      • It’s about knowing the industry landscape. Who’s doing what, where, when and how.
      • Keeping the “big picture” in mind
      • Thinking profile vs. job
      • Strategic –know immediate and future needs
    • Advanced Boolean Search
      AND, OR, AND NOT
      Advanced Boolean Searches follow the same rules as compound math equations using the same format: the parenthesis
    • Related Concept Search
      Often an “ideal” candidate is going to be someone you find with related concept searches.
    • Technology Resources
      Wikipedia
      Webopediahttp://www.webopedia.com/
      Computing Dictionary http://foldoc.org/
    • Competitors
      Know competing products and companies
      -Example: Unifi runs on EC2/3, which is the Amazon Cloud service. “EC” stands for “elastic cloud”.
      Research competitors
      Tech Crunch, Corporate Marketing collateral, Press Releases, consumer reporting, Annual Reports, Twitter, Wikipedia
    • Candidates – Beyond Boards/ATS
      Figure out where the candidates are hanging out – build talent pools
      SIG’s (Special Interest Groups)
      Online communities
      Tech blogs
      Conferences *Keynote speakers
      LinkedIn Groups
      Facebook fan pages
      Twitter # searches
      Alumni groups, professional organizations, social clubs, geographic communities (DE, CW)
    • Local/National trends
      Who’s laying off?
      Who’s hiring?
      What industries are hot/growing?
      http://layofftracker.blogspot.com/
      http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/layofftrack
      http://www.siliconvalley.com/
      http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/
      http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/?from=stnv2
      http://www.vocationvillage.com/seattle-venture-capital/