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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

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

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