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Sourcing on Social Media - Jeremy Bonewitz; recruitDC Spring 2018

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This seminar is to learn and embrace social media in one’s weekly sourcing and recruiting efforts. We will cover the basic 3 including using and targeting people & groups on LinkedIn and Facebook, sourcing candidates on Twitter. Besides these big 3 we touch on sites sites such as Zoominfo, Duck Duck Go, SlideShare and the use of Advanced Google Searching to source for potential candidates.

We will also cover tools that you can use to help make sourcing faster and more efficient!

Finally, we will cover resources that can help you learn about new tools, sourcing and recruiting techniques: LinkedInTalent Blog, ERE Media.com, and SocialTalent

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Sourcing on Social Media - Jeremy Bonewitz; recruitDC Spring 2018

  1. 1. Quick Intro…. Name: Jeremy Bonewitz 10 years of recruiting: • 2 years agency • 8 years corporate I currently work at Stantec as a Global Talent Consultant in Laurel, Maryland.
  2. 2. Sourcing on Social Media • This seminar is to learn and embrace social media in one’s weekly sourcing and recruiting efforts. We will target people & groups on LinkedIn and Facebook as well as source candidates on Twitter. • We will also touch on sites such as Zoominfo, SlideShare for searching potential candidates. • Show tools that you can use to help make sourcing faster (i.e. HireTual, Seekout.oi, Whoknows). • Finally, we will cover resources that can help you learn about new tools, sourcing and recruiting techniques
  3. 3. Sourcing Basics Boolean Searching - Operators AND, OR, NOT “structural engineer” OR “civil engineer” AND “new York” NOT president
  4. 4. You’re going to want add your artistic ability to this…recruiting is a science and an art!
  5. 5. LinkedIn Sourcing • “ “ ( ) OR AND NOT – • Test and retest (cad/autocad/”engineering technician”) • Use overnight searches to help LinkedIn work for you! • Utilize LinkedIn Groups
  6. 6. Examples • (“traffic engineer” OR “traffic engineering”) (“P.E.” OR PE OR “Professional engineer”)(Maryland) (HNTB OR AECOM) NOT president • “accounts payable manager” AND Colorado NOT director • (“software engineer”) denver (colorado)
  7. 7. Example
  8. 8. Facebook Sourcing • Join Facebook Groups and Pages in the areas that you recruit • Using Facebook Graph Search to help find candidates: https://bit.ly/2dhUofR • Create your own work Facebook page • Send messages, but don’t over do it! *If they list there occupation, it’s fair game…Hi Liz, I came across your FB profile while sourcing for a role I am looking to fill….
  9. 9. Example
  10. 10. Sourcing Twitter Followerwonk https://moz.com/follo werwonk/
  11. 11. Example
  12. 12. Other Twitter Links • https://ritetag.com/ • Use the search bar top left and then it will show you similar hashtags to use, their popularity and also suggest other hashtags to use paired with your hashtag. You can use your Twitter account to login too for additional features. • https://twitter.com/search-advanced?lang=en
  13. 13. Example
  14. 14. Did you know?!?!? Tweet on Monday & Wednesday at noon EST to get the most views!
  15. 15. Other sites to source from
  16. 16. Example
  17. 17. Other Search tools • Zoominfo: site:zoominfo.com/p ("bridge engineer") (fl OR florida) site:zoominfo.com/p (microbiologist) (tx OR texas) site:zoominfo.com/p (“software developer”) (“south Carolina”) • Slideshare: (intitle:resume site:slideshare.net "civil engineer" massachusetts) (intitle:resume site:slideshare.net "tax accountant" massachusetts)
  18. 18. Learn, Learn, Learn! • For up to date sourcing and recruiting tips and tricks visit: • LinkedInTalent Blog: https://business.linkedin.com/talent- solutions/blog# • ERE Media.com https://www.eremedia.com/ • SocialTalent www.socialtalent.com • AIRS (Power Break Sessions) https://www.airsdirectory.com/mc/training_home.guid • Boolean Strings, the Internet Sourcing Community – FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/Boolean.Strings/?ref=boo kmarks
  19. 19. To sum up….TEST & Try! • No formula will give you the best results every time! There is no magical trick that will help you find that “Purple Squirrel. • Practice, Practice, Practice!
  20. 20. More sites and tools to consider: •Whoknows •Hiretual •Seekout.io
  21. 21. WhoKnows
  22. 22. linkedin.com/in/jbonewitz Twitter: JeremiahBonewit
  23. 23. THE END

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