Meri Masters
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LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terri Potts Jan 3, 2013. 9 Replies

Are any of you are using LinkedIn as strictly a sourcing tool.I currently work as a "sourcer" and have been given the task of sharing with management how LinkedIn can be a resource for us.  To me,…Continue

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Terri Potts replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"Meri - I really suggest that you take one of the webinars on Linkedin sourcing.  Linkedin is one big resume database.  It's the most incredible sourcing tool I have ever used.  You can find passive candidates that may not think…"
Jan 3, 2013
Irina Shamaeva replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"Of course, LinkedIn is a searchable database, but you are right that it's different from job boards. The searching capabilities are available for any basic/free user. Besides searching for people, you can source in other (free) ways such as…"
Jan 2, 2013
Radka Blazek liked Meri Masters's discussion LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?
Jan 2, 2013
DK Burnaby replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"If you haven't checked it out already, LinkedIn has a new tool called Talent Pipeline. It's built in to LinkedIn Recruiter and is designed to be your repository (and basic CRM) of prospects across multiple LI Recruiter seats.…"
Dec 27, 2012
Meri Masters replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"I thank you and appreciate each of your replies.  The challenge for me is that I work with over 100 different agencies, each with different needs when it comes to technical skills.  It made more sense to network with special niche groups…"
Dec 24, 2012
Tiffany Branch replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"I use it for sourcing. I usually search by competitor or companies that have folks with the background I need. I then weed it down to the geographic location where the position is needed. Once I get the "list" I just browse and look for…"
Dec 21, 2012
Will Thomson replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"The evolution of Linkedin is amazing.  It is almost like a phone book now a days.  Simply put, not many people are not on Linkedin in some fashion.  This was not the case 10 years ago, but it is now.  So, as far as a sourcing…"
Dec 21, 2012
Amy McDonald replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"Meri, I have not done a lot of investigation on paid services with Linked In because I have used LinkedIn for sourcing for years and never spent a dime on it. I can't speak to the paid service, but it is definitely a goldmine for…"
Dec 21, 2012
Lisa Reppucci replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"Hey Meri,   Yes! Linkedin in my sourcing bible! It's THE one professional netowrking source that I have used for the past 8+ years. I have filled most, if not all, of my positions by networking with folks within…"
Dec 20, 2012
Bert Shimabukuro replied to Meri Masters's discussion 'LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?'
"My current employer pays for LinkedIn Talent Finder at $100/Month and it gives you more details on the candidates than a standard account. To source, you'll generally need to contact the candidate with the "Inmail" allowed by Talent…"
Dec 20, 2012
Meri Masters posted a discussion

LinkedIn as a sourcing tool as opposed to recruiting?

Are any of you are using LinkedIn as strictly a sourcing tool.I currently work as a "sourcer" and have been given the task of sharing with management how LinkedIn can be a resource for us.  To me, the definition of sourcing is gathering names, resumes and contact information.  My involvement ends when I turn the resumes over to agency recruiters that work closely with their hiring authorities. More background: I work for a government entity and the budget does not allow us to go outside for…See More
Dec 14, 2012
Meri Masters commented on Thomas Timperley's blog post 'Old School Recruitment – How’s it changed for you?'
"Wow... does this take me back!  I don't remember the exact day of my demise...oops...I mean start :)  Technology has been the biggest change.  We used the yellow pages and the telephone.  I do remember the beginning of…"
Dec 3, 2012
Meri Masters commented on Sandra McCartt's blog post 'Christmas Giggles.'
"You know your are a recruiter if... you start a thread on a Saturday Night after 9:00PM using the subject matter " For some smiles let's play you know you are a recruiter if..."  :-)  I was reading this before I get ready to…"
Dec 23, 2011
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Apr 6, 2010

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Name
Meri Masters
Location
Olympia
Company
Washington State Dept. of Personnel
Which best describes your profession?
Sourcer/Researcher, Recruiter
How many years have you been in the business?
10 - 14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Government
Website
http://careers.wa.gov

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