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Candidate Sourcing Process

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dhanasekar Apr 26, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi All,I wanted to ask a question on what processes people take when sourcing candidates. The reason I ask this is that I recruit for oil and gas professionals in the North Sea and for quite some…Continue

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Identifying future skills gaps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Thomson Jan 4, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi everyone,I am relatively new in the recruitment world and I wanted to know your thoughts on what I have been experiencing so far.I have been in Oil and Gas recruitment for 5 Months now and I…Continue

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Dhanasekar replied to Paul Banfield's discussion 'Candidate Sourcing Process'
"We have found many of our customers (recruiters) using Google to source candidates. They perform an “x-ray search” for profiles from social networking sites. Google has indexed millions of profiles from social networking sites. Our…"
Apr 26, 2013
Jimmy Roa replied to Paul Banfield's discussion 'Candidate Sourcing Process'
"A good approach would be to "map" where these roles are found. In other words, determine which companies have these roles, find out who are on those roles, and actively pursue those people. Try doing boolean strings once you know where…"
Jan 25, 2013
Doug Cohen replied to Paul Banfield's discussion 'Candidate Sourcing Process'
"Paul, Your dilemma is a tough one since I have never recruited for those roles. What I have done for roles that are impossible to find the purple squirrel that the manger says that is out there, but reality is something different. After going…"
Jan 25, 2013
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Candidate Sourcing Process

Hi All,I wanted to ask a question on what processes people take when sourcing candidates. The reason I ask this is that I recruit for oil and gas professionals in the North Sea and for quite some time now there has been a serious skills shortage for this sector.At the moment I seem to find my self spending a lot of time trawling through the internet, cv databases and linkedIn to find suitable candidate with little success. I do not feel that my current method is a very efficient or effective…See More
Jan 24, 2013
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Jan 17, 2013
Will Thomson replied to Paul Banfield's discussion 'Identifying future skills gaps'
"Hey Paul,   It is always good to get to know the managers and get an understanding of their business.  They will give you great insight.  Depending on your role, I wouldn't reccomend jump over the heads of your hiring manager-…"
Jan 4, 2013
Paul Banfield replied to Paul Banfield's discussion 'Identifying future skills gaps'
"Thanks for the reply Will,   Very interesting that you mentioned about the hiring manager as when I have just probed the candidate for information they usually only know about their partical area of expertise.   If a new project is…"
Jan 3, 2013
Will Thomson replied to Paul Banfield's discussion 'Identifying future skills gaps'
"Hi Paul, Welcome to recruitment.  Needs always seem to change don't they?  I think you have the right idea.  No crystal ball, but talk to the hiring managers and ask deep probing questions about the industry.  Talk to the…"
Jan 2, 2013
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Identifying future skills gaps

Hi everyone,I am relatively new in the recruitment world and I wanted to know your thoughts on what I have been experiencing so far.I have been in Oil and Gas recruitment for 5 Months now and I recruit all types of engineers, I have come to realise that the demands for different types of skills change very quickly i.e. one month there will be a high demand for mechanical engineers and then the next month the demand will shift to process engineering. Up until now I feel I have been chasing the…See More
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Name
PAUL BANFIELD
Job Title
Recruitment Consultant
Company
Alexander Black Recruitment
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
< 1 year
Which industries do you work in now?
Industrial, Other
How many employees in your company?
>10

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