Sourcing – Beyond Basics<br />
Google Is Your Friend<br />Google revolutionized the way recruiters source for candidates and research competitive intelli...
Sourcing isn’t just about finding candidates<br /><ul><li>It’s about knowing the industry landscape. Who’s doing what, whe...
Keeping the “big picture” in mind
Thinking profile vs. job
Strategic –know immediate and future needs</li></li></ul><li>Advanced Boolean Search<br />AND, OR, AND NOT<br />Advanced B...
Related Concept Search<br />Often an “ideal” candidate is going to be someone you find with related concept searches. <br />
Technology Resources<br />Wikipedia<br />Webopediahttp://www.webopedia.com/<br />Computing Dictionary http://foldoc.org/<b...
Competitors<br />Know competing products and companies<br />-Example: Unifi runs on EC2/3, which is the Amazon Cloud servi...
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Sourcing – Beyond Basics

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

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