As most of you know I preach “Research, Research, Research”. I believe you should not even start sourcing, go to your intake meeting or pretty much anything without doing some research. The thing is research never stops. Not if you are good any way. Even after you have done your initial…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 4, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments
A Mentor is experienced adviser and supporter: somebody, usually older and more experienced, who advises and guides a younger, less experienced person. The question is why doesn’t everyone have one? I do not care how much experience you have there is always someone with more, someone who know something…Continue
So many people are seeing the need to have social presence. For obvious reasons, whether to find a job, do their job better or just have fun. However jumping in and just getting on all the sites are once can lead to trouble. When I started to become “Social”, I had a staged plan. Today I will…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 21, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Coroflot is a Career and community site hosting individual creative portfolios, a global design firm directory, and a database of job and project openings. Coroflot is not well known in the staffing community and few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Bitbucket is a web-based hosting service for projects that use either the Mercurial or Git revision control systems. BitBucket is semi known in the community and some have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 7, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
WordPress is a WordPress is a personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, Web standards, and usability. WordPress is known in the community and some have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and true…Continue
“The Sourcing Foundation” is a foundation whose mission is “To provide sourcing & recruiting training and education to military veterans and spouses, the disabled, the unemployed, and…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 22, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments
The last Fundamental track for day 2 was, “How to: Stop Wasting Time in Talent Acquisition” by Holly Fawcett and Jubal Ince.
So this presentation was a lot about using Social Talent and their awesome Boolean…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 15, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The 2nd Fundamental tack for day 2 was, “Sourcing for Fit, Not Just for Skills” by Craig Fisher, Andres Traslavina, Adam DiBiase, and Howard Reed.
So I am going to begin this with this picture, think of it as the things to consider when looking at a…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
This post is on the 2nd Keynote of the 2nd day of Sourcecon entitled “Personas: A Key Component of Your Recruitment Strategy By Allsion…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 23, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
This is part 8 in my Fall Sourcecon roundup, highlighting the presentations at Sourcecon Oct 2015.
This post is the opening Session of the second day entitled “ A look to the Future: Machine Learning and Talent Sourcing” By Dave Copps.
This session is his view of a look…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 19, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments
So last week I wrote about how some seem to feel the usage of tools in staffing and sourcing is un needed. I went on to explain why they are wrong and said I would layout my methodology for determining which tool to…Continue
Veterans Day, is a day to say thanks to all those who served, so we could be free. During this time I would ask everyone to go that extra mile to help a Veterans find employment. While Veteran unemployment is down, it is still way to high. So I would ask we go the extra mile, I would ask you to do “MORE”.…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 8, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
So I am going to take a short break in my Sourcecon Oct 2015 series to address something that has been bothering me for some time now.
So recently there have been a few people talking about staffing tools, extensions, apps, etc. Some have questioned the need or use of these tools.…Continue
This is part 7 in my Fall Sourcecon roundup, highlighting the presentations at Sourcecon Oct 2015.
This post is going to cover The last Session of the first day entitled “The Secrets of a Sourcecon Grandmaster Sourcer” By Jim Schnyder.
So Jim starts out with 15 tips, tricks,…Continue
This is part 6 in my Fall Sourcecon roundup, highlighting the presentations at Sourcecon Oct 2015.
This post is going to cover all 3 of the tracks for this time period. So we will start with the Fundamental track which was “Social Media Sourcing- Not…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on October 22, 2015 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Post Sourcecon Fall 2015!! Part 3
This is part 3 in my Fall Sourcecon roundup, highlighting the presentations at Sourcecon Oct 2015.
The 3rd Keynote was Shannon Pritchett’s “Don’t Let Automation Ruin the Candidate…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on October 8, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments
Call them purple squirrels or whatever you want, but finding candidates isn’t so easy. Your job is to find those (fill in whatever animal and color you want here), and to find them before they’re talking to someone else about another opportunity.
But without the right skills, the hunt takes time.
And you know the saying: "Time is money."
You need to be faster than the other…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
This is the 5th in the series on lesser known sites to source from. As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free.
The 4th site we will discuss…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments