The Seven Habits of Successful e-Recruiters

Successful sourcing can be developed by adopting the best practices of successful e-recruiters.

1. Organize your research – in the form of organized bookmarks, favorites or a notebook. Maintain research folders for associations, company profiles, financial profiles, industry resource folders, news resources and other links.
2. Use Advanced Search Options Wherever Available - Prepare Boolean search strings ready for each type of advanced search in a search engine. Prepare lists of industry-specific search strings, including x-raying and flip searching every URL of each industry competitor.
3. Research the URL well - Peel back each sub folder to find all that the site holds. Frequently, a resume is a page in a directory of other similar resumes.
4. Research Contact Information - Find out more about that “hard to locate” candidate by using meta-search engines or worldwide yellow pages.
5. Explore the Internet for your executive searches as well – Often high-level executives can be located easily through the Internet. Explore such sites as Edgar-Online or that host lists of executives, replete with their job titles and pay packages. With a ready list of names, meta-search their contact information.
6. Explore multiple Search Engines – Every search engine indexes the web differently, searches the web differently and thus has very different results.
7. Apply relevant tools – Analyze requisitions and use only those techniques that are best suited.

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Comment by Venkat Nagesh on May 6, 2008 at 4:54pm
Hi Sayed,

This is Nagesh from lenmar consulting, Inc. If possible could you let me know where i can get the information about the handlers which we use for mining techniques.
Comment by Masood Sayed on May 7, 2008 at 1:20am
Hi Nagesh,

If you drop me an email specifying the handlers you need information on I will get back to you with details. Anyways we both are in the same city, we can meet if the need arises.

Comment by Venkat Nagesh on May 7, 2008 at 2:09pm
Can i have your email id?

Comment by Masood Sayed on May 22, 2008 at 9:41am


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