Irina Shamaeva's Blog – February 2012 Archive (3)

Messaging “Passive” Candidates

Recruiters and Sourcers:

Do your potential candidates reply to your introductory messages? I’d like to share our experience on what works and what doesn’t.

  • It seems to us that email as a way to initially reach “passive candidates” is quickly dying, if not dead already. In rare cases – and only when when it’s personalized – do we get replies.
  • The phone works, of…

Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 24, 2012 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Can Boolean Search... be Automated?


Many thanks to Hung Lee, the @…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 17, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

As a Recruiter or Headhunter, how successful have you found LinkedIn: 1) to source talent for a placement - what strategy do you find works best for you 2) to check and assess the talent?

This was a question on LinkedIn a few weeks ago; I thought it was interesting; unfortunately it didn't get too many responses. I have pasted my answer below. What would you say?

[here's my answer:]

LinkedIn is the top resource. It is even more useful when it's part of your sourcing strategy, i.e. is not the only social media source. …


Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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