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Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 1-The Start

As you can imagine the start of Sourcecon is always huge. This year the start of Fall Sourcecon was the Happy Hour. This is a great opportunity to meet and great everyone. To discuss sourcing, what sessions you want or should attend and just kick things off. Over the next weeks I will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 26, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Fall 2016!!

Sourcecon Fall 2016!!

As most of you know Sourcecon Fall 2016 is coming in Anaheim on Sept 21-23. I am…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 12, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Years of Experience VS Skill

So there seems to be a lot of interesting thoughts on years of experience for skills. I see things like Senior with 6+ years of experience. Okay great but just because someone has 6 years of experience versus say someone with 3 does not mean the 6 years is better. It really comes down to skills…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 6, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Stackoverflow

Stackoverflow is a coding repository, were people keep their code, projects and more. Now  Stackoverflow is well known in the staffing world. And a lot of recruiters try to source there, but many struggle. The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 29, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Coderbits

Coderbits is a place where developers and designers can keep their portfolios. Now the interesting par tis very few recruiters go here to search. The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 22, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Scribd

Scribd is a digital library of books, comics, magazines and more. This includes resumes. Now the interesting par tis very few recruiters go here to search. The reason is simple they do nto know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 15, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Coderwall

 

Coderwall is a space for tech's most talented makers to connect, share, build, and be inspired Coderwall 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 your bag of tricks and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 8, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Combining the tools that works to work better!!!

Combining the tools that works to work better!!!

 

There are a lot of tools out there that can help you source. Recruiters as a whole are good at using them individually, however they rarely look at combining these tools. Today I am going to…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 1, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Talent42 2016!!!! Day 2 “The Afternoon”

This is my account of Day 2 “The Afternoon” of Talent 42 2016.

To start off we had Justin Thenutai of Microsoft speaking on “How Microsoft Elevates Recruiting Performance with Market Intelligence”. Long story short it is on how to understand Market Trends to predict…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 25, 2016 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Pokemon GO, the return of in person sourcing.

So back in the dark ages of sourcing, before social media, before job boards, before wide use of the internet, one of the ways you would source would be to try to find out were the people from a company would congregate after work. You would go there and try to connect with them, figure out what they…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Talent42 2016!!!! Day 2 “The Morning”

Day 2 started with opening remarks by John V, which as with Day 1 really go things rolling.

First up was “Using Data to Fuel Growth” by Neal Narayani and Jim Baaden for Uber. This was about Uber and how they grew to over 6k employees in over 425 cities in 70 countries in 6 years, this growth…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 14, 2016 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Our Independence Day!!

The 4th of July is a huge date in the history of our country. It is the day we became a free, new nation, it is the date we adopted the “Declaration of Independence”. IT is a date that we as Americans should hold sacred, because it is the date when we actually became Americans. While we…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 30, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Talent42 2016!!!! Day 1 “The Afternoon”

This is my account of Day 1 “The Afternoon” of Talent 42 2016.

Right after lunch we were back at it with a QA moderated by John V. and with Lisa Nakashohi of Oculus, Annie Rihn of Zillow and Jennifer Boulanger of Booking.com.

Some good stuff came out of it mostly how each company handles…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 29, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Talent42 2016!!!! Day 1 “The Morning”

This is my account of Day 1 “The Morning” of Talent 42 2016.

It started with checking in, and a meet and greet. I was great to see so many people and to catch up with some friends that I have not seen for a while.

John Vlastelica started it off with his opening remarks. As usual, John did not disappoint as…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 22, 2016 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Talent42 2016!!!!

Well Talent42 2016 has come and gone, and it was spectacular. 2 days of speakers covering the entire spectrum of the Staffing Lifecycle. This is just a general overview with a full breakdown to follow. So subjects ranged from interviewing, contacting candidates, the future, Best practices, Tools…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 16, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2016 Part 13!! “Practical Tips to Identify and Engage Talent” By Shannon Pritchett and “New tools Every Sourcer needs by Dean Da Costa!!

So this is the 13th presentation of the conference and the 3rd Labs of day 2. It’s also the last for this series. There were 2 titled “Practical Tips to Identify and Engage Talent” By Shannon Pritchett and “New tools Every Sourcer needs by me.

In the first lab Shannon talks a lot about finding and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 10, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Talent42 2016!!

Talent42 2016!!

As most of you know Talent42 is coming in Seattle, June 7-8.  The agenda is jam packed with great stuff. Amongst those speaking are:  Brendan Bank, Annie Chae, Rich Simon and many many more.  And of course the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 3, 2016 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

Social Media Sourcing Methodologies that Actually Work



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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 1, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Memorial Day!!!!

Memorial Day is a day set aside for us to honor those who died so we might enjoy the freedoms we have. This holiday started a long time ago to honor those who died during the Civil War. How later on it was realized that anyone who served and died for their…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 27, 2016 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2016 Part 11!! “5 Behaviors of an Agile Sourcer!!” by Luke Doubler.

So this is the 11th presentation of the conference and the first Lab of day 2 titled “5 Behaviors of an Agile Sourcer!!” by Luke Doubler.

We start with a comparison of Agile vs Waterfall.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 25, 2016 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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