All Blog Posts Tagged 'sourcing' (389)

Free Download: 25 Boolean Searches

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…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on May 12, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

What Doesn't Work on LinkedIn

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I love LinkedIn and use it every day. LinkedIn has changed our profession, revolutionized sourcing and recruiting, and continues to be the #1 go-to site for the majority of recruiters, with no competition in sight. I am glad to share creative LinkedIn Sourcing techniques with my colleagues in blog posts, discussions, webinars, and as part of the Sourcing Certification Program..

Lately, I've been running into some LinkedIn functionality that seems temporarily broken.…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Old School Strategies for New Recruiting Challenges with @LevyRecruits and @MaureenSharib

You’d think that with all the talk about tools and technology out there, it takes the right system or software to compete for talent as a recruiter today. But let’s be real – at the end of the day, recruiters are in the business of building relationships. And when it comes to the human part of…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

7 Sourcing Tools from 7 Sourcing Pros

As the year winds down, it’s typically a time of reflection. You spend the months of November and December looking at performance for the past year, spreadsheets and sitting in budget meetings that never end but even with all that planning, it’s hard to feel like you’re doing something new or…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 30, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

The Stardust Equation™: When the illusion of talent becomes reality

A New Recruiting Paradigm Emerges | james@techstardust.com | @techstardust | innovation leader, recruiting veteran, and advisor | Transforming Talent Acquisition

The Stardust Equation: When illusion becomes reality

Value (V) is realized (R) and popularized in…

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Added by James Chmielinski on December 29, 2014 at 9:39pm — 2 Comments

Social Recruiting Wrap Up 2014

I’m not a big fan of the holidays or lists for that matter, but I had a bit of a Grinch heart growing moment this morning looking back on some of the best social recruiting posts on RecruitingDaily and RecruitingBlogs in 2014 - articles that I missed, and I’m sure some you overlooked…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 26, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Include stemmed terms on LinkedIn and find 4x more candidates

Over the past couple of weeks, more than a handful of recruiters have said they don't need to put all the variations of a word into a LinkedIn search because it stems automatically.

One of those was a successful recruitment business owner who still recruited hands on.

As surprising as it…

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Added by Stephen Beckitt on December 22, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Replacing Recruiter Greed with Goodwill: A new paradigm to evolve the talent acquisition profession

Employers rely heavily on staffing agencies to find, qualify, and hire talent, and this cost inhibits us from innovation.  The emerging talent acquisition market is estimated to be valued at $85 billion dollars.  Organization leaders are fed up with traditional recruit…

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Added by James Chmielinski on December 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

Free Download: Boolean Cheat Sheet for Beginners

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…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How well does Interviewing work in Choosing the best Employee?

Employee Performance There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance.  Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57.  We could make the…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Headhunting is a Dialect

One side of my family is from Montreal. They are proud French Canadians through and through. Some of my cousins don't speak English.

My old Aunt was a nun. English was her second language. Traveling through France, she quickly found out that the French felt that her French, the Canadian French, was in…

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Added by Barbara Goldman on December 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

6 Rules To Get Your Resume the Attention It Deserves!

1. Basic Guidelines for Resume Preparation

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You can use your own computer with word processing software such as Word or WordPerfect. The quality of this method depends greatly upon the kind of printer you use with your computer. A less desirable…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 4, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

The Wellsprings of Life are Love & Work, but in what order?

http://profrecruitersblog.com/Man travelling for Work

When I got my first professional position, I worked a lot of hours in the name of success. I’d moved for that opportunity, far away from my friends and family, but that was fine: I didn’t really have time for a life. My…

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Added by Donald Sonn on November 19, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Free Social Sourcing Tool

The speed at which a recruiter gathers information is critical to their success. The recruiting tools that a recruiter has access to, can determine if they close on their next fee. Prophet is a tool that you'll certainly want to have access to.  

*Note: You must use the Google Chrome browser to use Prophet



If you are a member of our community you are already…

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Added by RecruitingBlogs on October 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

SmartRecruiters and LinkedIn Expand Partnership

SmartRecruiters becomes a more comprehensive applicant tracking system for LinkedIn sourcing and recruiting.

San Francisco – October 21, 2014 – SmartRecruiters, the company that empowers the new way of hiring, today announced an expansion of its integration with LinkedIn, which operates the world’s largest…

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Added by David Smooke on October 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Is your recruiting and sourcing technology behind the times?

If you’re still inputting data into Excel or dialing for dollars off a well worn Rolodex, chances are that you’re not only behind the times – you’re also losing out on candidates, clients and the competition, too. 



But if your processes are a blast from the past,…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on October 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

3 ways to contact LinkedIn members who are not open to receiving InMail

It's happened to all recruiters and sourcers at some point. You're scouring LinkedIn or LinkedIn Recruiter in the hopes of finding the ideal candidate. You skim the preview, see what you're looking for, and excitedly click to open the profile.

Excitement turns into disappointment when you see the greyed…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 29, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

7 Core Characteristics of a Sourcer

Last week, a good friend asked me, "What exactly do you do as a Sourcer? Is it the same thing you did as a Recruiter? How exactly does it work?"…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 10, 2014 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

ReferenceUSA - a Resource not to be Missed

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If you do online research, don't overlook your local public library. It's an excellent resource of online information, not just on books and publications, but also on businesses. In this post, I will specifically write about the US Public libraries. Many other countries would have similar services offered at public libraries.

While Librarians are certainly skilled at organizing and searching for info, guess what... there's not even a list of all the…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 29, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Getting back into the swing of things.

Dear Group,

I've been out of the industry for the past five years and I'm ready to get back into action. Any and all tips for finding candidates using the free techniques would be greatly appreciated. Also, I would love to hear from you good people about the best marketing strategies for garnering new business. I had a recruitment consultant firm that made most of our revenue via billable hours. I'm looking to ramp-up using a host of different options from billable hours to…

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Added by Lionell Artemus on August 25, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments

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