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TalentSpring Secures $1.6 Million

Seattle, Wash. – April 10, 2009 – Seattle-based TalentSpring, Inc. announces that its open funding

round, where it secured $1.6 Million in investment from Second Avenue Partners and private investors, is

now closed. The funding has enabled TalentSpring to bring its revolutionary semantic-search technology

to the $10 Billion talent acquisition industry. After two and half years in development, TalentSpring is

currently piloting its SaaS talent sourcing service to more than 50… Continue

Added by Alex Greene on April 15, 2009 at 10:53pm — 3 Comments

Social Recruiting...all Twitters is not a Glitter.

After I participated in the@animal Radio Show I became more introspective about how I use Social Media as a Social Recruiting tool. What do I use SM for? How do I integrate SM with Full Life Cycle Recruiting? How do I use SM to source new Client Partners and new Human Capital Partners? I am defining SM as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Blogs. I am sure there are more, but for… Continue

Added by Dave Graziano on April 8, 2009 at 3:30am — 8 Comments

Yes I hold out on my candidates, but I also tell them everything

I'm not really much of one for a bait and switch, holding an ace up my sleeve, or pulling any sort of trickery on a candidate. It doesn't seem to foster a good relationship and tends to cause trust issues. For this very reason I provide as much information as I possibly can while maintaining a level playing field - I just happen to be pretty particular about my timing.

There are a lot of things a candidate should know prior to an interview. He or she should have a good idea of the… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 7, 2009 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

Tech Heavy Sourcing Tools Mean Nothing

All the tech tools that we have for sourcing are great, but don't mean a whole lot if you can't use the information you gather. Click here to read more.

Added by Gino Conti on March 2, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments

Thoughts on where we are..........

I am very confused. Not that is not a normal state of mind for me lately, but more so than ever. My confusion is about the current state of our profession. There are many excellent Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Specialists and Sourcers employed and looking for employment. From the many on line resources we have access to we all see much of the same information regarding all of the open positions in virtually every occupation. We are all overwhelmed with 24x7 information from all media with… Continue

Added by Dave Graziano on February 27, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Success with Twitter

Twitter is officially a viable recruiting tool, we all know that. It's also pretty easy to record your success, especially when others do it for you. Big thanks to @thecoleorton for documenting a recent hire I had through Twitter.



Added by Brad Hogenmiller on February 26, 2009 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments

and the winner is....

memoirs of a guest host on TTC

I can't thank Susan Burns enough for allowing me to host TTC last week. Donato was very kind to jump in, always adding great insight into any discussion on search.

I hope that you may have learned a little, or we were able to get you to expand your definition of what search includes. Thinking outside the box and being quick to adapting your strategies is often the key to success in this environment.

So as promised, Donato Diorio of… Continue

Added by Julia Stone on February 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tuesday, Feb 17 MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class Chat Log

Best Remark of the Day

“The historic volumes of use of social networks since the downturn is really focusing functionality into the technology…the ethics are just now starting to pop up will be interesting to see the generic response evolution.” ~ jayson seymour


12:01pm Maureen Sharib Welcome sourcers to the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing class chat - today's class subject is about… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on February 18, 2009 at 7:54am — No Comments

Recruiting Gun for Hire-Ready to Change the World!!! on Ebay

I am a Senior Recruiting Rock Star in the Seattle, Washington area.

Below is a snippet of my experience.

· Exceeded all hiring goals by hiring over 100+ professionals while working in the difficult game, security and mobility spaces which was over 200% of goal. Averaged exceeding goal by 90% during career.

· One of only a handful of staffing professionals to receive 4.5 out of 5 review score. Won numerous awards related to staffing numbers and project… Continue

Added by Dean Da Costa on February 11, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Part 2: Why Online? - The Changing Media Landscape

At baitbox, we are slowly going to be introducing certain topical discussion points over the next few weeks to get our readers up to speed with the current market environment in terms of internet technologies and where they are headed from a sourcing and recruitment perspective.

Some of you may already be familiar with the concepts which we are to be discussing, but its very important that for future purposes, all readers are on the same page with regards to understanding the… Continue

Added by Matthew Gray on January 23, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Part 1: Why Online? -Basic South African Internet Statistics

The South African online population is typically behind other first world countries such as the United States, or the United Kingdom in terms of internet usage. This is due to a number of factors including legislation, high pricing structures and education amongst others.

That said, the population of users who are online in South Africa has grown by just over 13% from 3.5 million in 2007 to 5.1 million in 2008.

With a population of just over 44,3 million, that represents a… Continue

Added by Matthew Gray on January 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Having the ability to source and uncover top talent is crucial to your success. Sometimes the tools we use come from non-traditional means.

I’ve recently come across an outstanding tool that is not at all meant for recruiters but you know what that means. As a breed, we are probably the more sticky and intrusive people around, but in the end we find people jobs and that’s what it’s all about.

Enter Here is a little background. Based in San Mateo Ca.,… Continue

Added by Ryan Leary on January 7, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

A way to search for alumni groups on LinkedIn and Yahoo Groups

I set up a way to search LinkedIn and Yahoo groups for school and company alumni groups. I will be adding other sources of groups in the near future.

Alumni groups either for companies or schools is a great place to find possible candidates or to post jobs often at no cost.

Many allow recruiters to join even if they did not attend the school or work at the company but check… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on January 2, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

ReferYes to Launch in Private Beta

After the long hours and hard work of our team, ReferYes will launch in private beta in early January.

ReferYes is a referral marketplace where a network of sourcers provides recruiters with information about qualified candidates that fit the employer’s criteria for a certain job opening. In ReferYes anyone can become a sourcer, simply refer friends, colleagues, or anybody who would be suitable for the job, or if you are a recruiter, post jobs for free to receive quality referrals to… Continue

Added by Rami Madi on December 21, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 7-14)

See the previous post to this series here.

So here we go! I have met with some fantastic organizations this past week. So far, as predicted, all have come from networking. I have received about 3 phone calls from the job boards this past week, but after calling me, the lower ranges of income that seem to be prevalent here in Utah came up within minutes of starting the conversation. As a result we… Continue

Added by Steve on December 19, 2008 at 12:53pm — 3 Comments

MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008 Glen Cathey - Boolean Black Belt

Best Remark of the Day

"Sure, the candidates you can't find are candidates who do not mention in their resume or profile what you assume they will say and search for." ~ Glen Cathey

12:00pmMaureen Sharib Welcome to the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Chat - today we have a special guest - the Boolean Black Belt - the very talented Glen Cathey!

12:01pmGlen Cathey I started in the industry in Jan 1997 using only a CPAS… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 19, 2008 at 2:28am — No Comments

Creative Sourcing Vs. Deep Sourcing

This response come from a questions posted the other day regarding the differences between Creative Sourcing and Deep Sourcing. This is a great topic to talk about and really defines the strategy in which you find yourself implementing. Well I hope this helps. Feel free to comment and post your thoughts as well. More questions and answers can be found in full at


Question: What is your definition of Creative Sourcing… Continue

Added by Ryan Leary on December 16, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments

The Power of a Sourcing Pipeline at Microsoft

Check out this free webinar next Tuesday. It should prove to be both interesting and informative. Call me if you have any questions or simply click on the "register" button below to sign up. There is no cost to attend but attendence is limited.

Ken Horst


The Power of a Sourcing Pipeline at Microsoft

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Presented by Doug Berg, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Jobs2Web, Inc.… Continue

Added by Ken Horst on December 11, 2008 at 11:35am — No Comments

Communication - Collaboration - Conversation - Community

Communication - Collaboration - Conversation - Community

What do these terms mean to you?

To me they represent the data shift that we have seen over the past few years; it represents the need to share information and the need to touch as many people as possible for no real specific reason. It’s about having the feeling that you belong; the feeling that your thoughts and work are respected and needed. It’s the impact that you have on your peers and the idea that your… Continue

Added by Ryan Leary on December 8, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Thursday, December 4, 2008 Quantity vs. Quality in Sourcing

Best Remark of the Day "I think the price of the project, however you charge, should be based on the difficulty or size of the task you are being asked to do. You can handle this by setting realistic expectations from the beginning." ~ Leo Mc Kiernan


11:59amTom Cook Hello Everyone, I wanted to start today's topic by asking a question. When you start a new project for a client, what is more important: Quanity of info… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 5, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

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