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Here are 3 Sourcing Strategies
Struggling to Find Great Candidates?
You Can Start Using Today
How are you finding talent?
Job Advertisements?
Employee Referrals?
Career Fairs?
recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
THESE ARE ALL EFFECTIVE
WAYS TO FILL A POSITION
Each one plays an integral role in
your recruiting process
BUT...
THEY SHOULDN’T
BE YOUR ONLY
CHANNELS FOR
TALENT ACQUISITION
YOU NEED MORE THAN A
REACTIVE APPROACH
TO RECRUITING.
YOU NEED TO BE PROACTIVE TOO
So you can fill today’s requisitions,
prepare for tomorrow’s talent needs,
and make meaningfu...
Proactively source for talent
Build a pipeline of prospects
Engage your right-fit candidates
Leverage your talent communit...
Boolean Sourcing
Job Board Sourcing
Social Sourcing
Where can you start?
recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
Boolean Sourcing
recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
Boolean Sourcing
Enables you to find candidate information from
all over the web—including resumes and cover
letters—that ...
OR
OR returns results containing at least one of your specified
keywords or phrase.
Example: Entering programmer OR develo...
—
Minus command returns sites that exclude terms.
Example: Using the minus command “-” before a keyword (i.e.
pork -beans)...
( )
Parenthesis help group Boolean phrases for more complex
search strings.
Example: If you searched for (Engineer or “Sof...
Job Board Sourcing
recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
Job Board Sourcing
Locate the employer section of a job board site
Look for the option to search or source a resume databa...
Social Sourcing
recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
Your prospects already spend a lot of time on social platforms.
Take advantage of sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedI...
Use Facebook’s Graph Search.
It’s a free tool that enables you to find people on
Facebook who work for a specific industry...
Twitter is also a free tool for sourcing candidates.
Use the search engine to find people by specific
keywords, phrases an...
Find candidates on LinkedIn
No membership required. You can simply use the
Boolean commands you’ve just learned.
site:link...
FORGET WAITING AROUND
FOR YOUR APPLICANTS!
Use these 3 basic sourcing
techniques to find them yourself
What’s Next?
Now that you have great candidates…
What should you do with them? Build a talent community
What’s a talent co...
What’s Next?
Need help getting started?
Recruiting.com offers effective
tools for managing your
candidate pipeline—like ou...
About
Founded in 2000, Recruiting.com helps
companies compete for talent.
Our technology solutions enable employers
to rec...
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3 Sourcing Techniques You Can Use Today

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In today's competitive talent market, you need the ability to aggressively seek and go after ideal candidates.

Use these three basic sourcing techniques to get more proactive with your recruiting!

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3 Sourcing Techniques You Can Use Today

  1. 1. Here are 3 Sourcing Strategies Struggling to Find Great Candidates? You Can Start Using Today
  2. 2. How are you finding talent? Job Advertisements? Employee Referrals? Career Fairs? recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  3. 3. THESE ARE ALL EFFECTIVE WAYS TO FILL A POSITION Each one plays an integral role in your recruiting process
  4. 4. BUT... THEY SHOULDN’T BE YOUR ONLY CHANNELS FOR TALENT ACQUISITION
  5. 5. YOU NEED MORE THAN A REACTIVE APPROACH TO RECRUITING.
  6. 6. YOU NEED TO BE PROACTIVE TOO So you can fill today’s requisitions, prepare for tomorrow’s talent needs, and make meaningful connections for your hard-to-fill roles
  7. 7. Proactively source for talent Build a pipeline of prospects Engage your right-fit candidates Leverage your talent community Here’s How 1 2 3 4 recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  8. 8. Boolean Sourcing Job Board Sourcing Social Sourcing Where can you start? recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  9. 9. Boolean Sourcing recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  10. 10. Boolean Sourcing Enables you to find candidate information from all over the web—including resumes and cover letters—that are stored within personal websites, job boards and social platforms by using a unique set of search commands. recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  11. 11. OR OR returns results containing at least one of your specified keywords or phrase. Example: Entering programmer OR developer OR engineer would produce results containing any of these terms but not necessarily all of them. “ ” Quotations return sites containing the exact phrase you’re searching for. Example: senior manager would return pages containing either keyword but “senior manager” would only return pages containing the exact phrase. Basic Boolean Commands recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  12. 12. — Minus command returns sites that exclude terms. Example: Using the minus command “-” before a keyword (i.e. pork -beans) will return pages with pork but exclude any pages containing beans. * Use the asterisk (*) within your query to identify a placeholder or wildcard terms. Example: “the cow jumped over the *” would return pages containing the phrase “the cow jumped over the moon,” “the cow jumped over the fence, ” etc. Basic Boolean Commands - Cont’d recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  13. 13. ( ) Parenthesis help group Boolean phrases for more complex search strings. Example: If you searched for (Engineer or “Software Developer”) (CISCO OR Microsoft OR HP), your results would contain either job title keyword that ALSO contains one of the company keywords. site: Use the command site: to search pages within a specific website. Example: Searching for site:linkedin.com “web designers” AND Phoenix would return LinkedIn profiles containing both keywords Web Designer and Phoenix. Basic Boolean Commands - Cont'd recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  14. 14. Job Board Sourcing recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  15. 15. Job Board Sourcing Locate the employer section of a job board site Look for the option to search or source a resume database Use common keywords your candidates would use 1 2 3 Leverage a job board site to source your ideal candidates. recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  16. 16. Social Sourcing recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  17. 17. Your prospects already spend a lot of time on social platforms. Take advantage of sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn that offer tools to help you proactively find your next hire. Social Sourcing recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  18. 18. Use Facebook’s Graph Search. It’s a free tool that enables you to find people on Facebook who work for a specific industry, near a special location, or for a particular company Social Sourcing - Cont’d recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  19. 19. Twitter is also a free tool for sourcing candidates. Use the search engine to find people by specific keywords, phrases and locations. Twitter is an open network, so you’re free to connect with anyone. Social Sourcing - Cont’d recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  20. 20. Find candidates on LinkedIn No membership required. You can simply use the Boolean commands you’ve just learned. site:linkedin.com “current * job title” (inurl:pub | inurl:in) -intitle: directory “candidate location” (replace the blue words with your keywords, and paste into Google) Social Sourcing - Cont’d recruiting.comrecruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  21. 21. FORGET WAITING AROUND FOR YOUR APPLICANTS! Use these 3 basic sourcing techniques to find them yourself
  22. 22. What’s Next? Now that you have great candidates… What should you do with them? Build a talent community What’s a talent community? It’s a place where you can collect great candidates (the ones that you may not hire today, but could be great for an opening in the future). recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  23. 23. What’s Next? Need help getting started? Recruiting.com offers effective tools for managing your candidate pipeline—like our Talent Community widget and our back-end candidate relationship management (CRM) system. recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com
  24. 24. About Founded in 2000, Recruiting.com helps companies compete for talent. Our technology solutions enable employers to recruit talent through our social, mobile and search engine optimized career sites and the Jobing.com network of leading local, diversity, and niche job boards. Speak with a recruiting expert: Call 888.637.3895 or email info@recruiting.com Learn about Recruiting.com Visit www.recruiting.com Get news & tips sent to your email: Subscribe at www.recruiting. com/resources recruiting.comwww.recruiting.com

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