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How to source on the lesser known sites!! Airbnb

Airbnb was Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Of course this can include software development, Tech…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 16, 2017 at 5:06pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Github

 

Github is a coding repository, were people keep their code, projects and more. Now  Github 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…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 9, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Ohloh

Ohloh is a coding repository, were people keep their code, projects and more. They have over 34 trillion lines of code there. Now  Ohloh is not very well known in the staffing world. And very few recruiters try to source there. The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 2, 2017 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Shutting it down for the Holidays

Anyone who knows me knows I rarely take time off. However this year I vowed to take some time, recharge and be ready for the new year. Hence why this post is late and will be my last till the new year. I which everyone a happy holiday and will leave with you one small gift. A tool that can help you find…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 24, 2016 at 12:53am — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 2-Breakout Sessions 3

So day 2 Breakout session 3, included “How to Source Slack” by Angela Bortolussi, and Abracadabra! The Magic of Excel” By Aaron Daniels and Cyndy Davis  .

 

First up “How to Source Slack” by Angela Bortolussi. It starts out with explaining more about slack and what it is used for.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 14, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 2-Breakout Sessions 2

So day 2 Breakout session 2, included “Apocalypse Now:Linkedin Down” by Chris Horon and Holly Mallowes,  “Fight Spam” by Allison Kruse and Glen Cathey, and “Sourcing Data is Impact Data” by Scott Sherman.

 

First up “Apocalypse Now:Linkedin Down” by Chris Horon and Holly Mallowes.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2016 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 2-Breakout Sessions 1

So day 2 Breakout session, included “Gaining a Competitive Advantage from Competitive Intelligence” by Gelnn Gutmacher and Monali Palmer, “Candidate Career Problems” By Shannon Anderson, and “Sourcing and Personal Branding” by Craig Fisher.

First up “Gaining a Competitive Advantage from…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 14, 2016 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Veterans Day 2016 a special and weird day!!

Veterans Day 2016 a special and weird day!!

 

Veterans day 2016 a day that is very special as is all Veterans days. Veterans day is a day where we do honor to those who have fought for the freedoms we all enjoy.

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 9, 2016 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 2-Roundtables

So day 2 Roundtables, was an opportunity for people to sit down with other Sourcers and either discuss specific topics, or learn from the host of the table.  Some of the topics of the tables were; Facebook Sourcing, Linkedin Sourcing, Diversity Sourcing, Sourcing Tools, Basic Boolean, and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 7, 2016 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 2-Main Session 1

So day 2 main sessions, included “Learn From your Mistakes” by Jenny DeVaughn and “From E! To Google: Missteps, Metrics and Methods” by Maisha Cannon.

 

First up “Learn From your Mistakes” by Jenny DeVaughn.  This was about Branding, and focused on learning from past mistakes, and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 31, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 1-Breakout Sessions 3

So day 1 Breakout Session Part 3 is here. This is also the 5 post in the series. The Breakouts fall into one of three categories; Candidate Identification (CI), Candidate Engagement (CE), and Marketing and Branding(MB).

First up was Guprit Bhambra “Secrets to Market Mapping your way to…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 25, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 1-Breakout Sessions 2

So day 1 Breakout Session Part 2 is here. The Breakouts fall into one of three categories; Candidate Identification (CI), Candidate Engagement (CE), and Marketing and Branding(MB).

 

First up Megan Calimbas “Avoiding Search Failure”, basically she makes it clear that research comes…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 17, 2016 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 1-Breakout Sessions 1

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 1-Breakout Sessions 1

So day 1 Breakout Session Part 1 is here. The Breakouts fall into one of three categories; Candidate Identification (CI), Candidate Engagement (CE), and Marketing and Branding(MB).

 

First up…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 11, 2016 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 1-Keynote 1- Weird Science

The first Keynote was Bryan Chaney-Weird Science: Turning Talent attraction into Sourcing Success. Now for me when I saw Weird Science the move from the 70s came to mind. Obviously that is not the same thing but it did bring a smile to my face.

So Bryan started of with the career Decision…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 3, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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

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