You may rest assured that this situation will not last.
The web is best when it tears down the friction that separates information from the people who need it. The folks who work hard mining data manually today will be flipping burgers in the near future. The skills required to move forward are unlike the ones being taught. Contemporary sourcing is a dead-end occupation with little in the way of transferrable skills.
Next generation recruiting is about relating intimately, not about mutual discovery. It's about fidelity and long term value exchange, not one night stands. It's about data that updates itself because the relationship is constantly working. Finding each other? Easy. Building an enduring relationship? Hard.
For a while, sourcing will be a high dollar, easy pickings income source. But, in the relatively short term, the need for the expertise will evaporate. Former sourcing luminaries will be familiarizing themselves with the alarm on the French fry machine and the relative difference between Rare, Medium and Well done.
Evaporate, as in "What air freshener scent would you like with your car wash?"
So, what do you do if you're a sourcer (or any kind of Recruiter, for that matter)?
Without the sauce, Sacred Cows just taste like Chicken Sh**...
HOW TO START
1. Lets wait till we have 10 members. You cant count on everyone to show so we need some strategic depth.
2. Lets have Jerry pick the first target.
I got the idea after speaking to him.
Jerry, CincyRecruiter offered her postings anytime we want to shred them.
3. Jerry posts the target as an Event and sends it thru inmail to all of the members.
Within the next two days we all comment.
4. I say don't rush into your first comment. We want them to make some sense.
Later on it can degenerate into anything.
5. Target: 1 action per week.
You can't demand more from a voluntary membership.
If our actions are interesting they will attract comments from other people
6. I suggest that we choose a group blog or something on a social network first
so that what we do is guaranteed to be seen.
There's no point in targetting a lonely blog that no one visits
until we have a following.
7. Not everyone has to hate the posting.
If Jerry hates it you might like it. So, naturally, you're free to be the good cop when you feel like it.