Like many sourcers, I found joy the day that Firefox came into my life. In 2009 that odd looking fox had looks to die for, performance improvements, tabs, and sexy new add-ons. These features converted users into hardcore fans and the days of IE dominance were numbers. Fragmentation led to Opera, Safari, and Chrome. Choice is good, but I always went back to my main squeeze Firefox. Then came the day that my perfectly organized bookmarks disappeared. The paid add-on I used to sync them was no longer compatible because of constant Firefox updates without notice to the third party developers.
I was recently watching the SourceCon Live session “Combining Old School and New Cool to Increase Sourcing Yields.” My favorite tool discussed was a Chrome extension called Extensity (thanks for the demos, Dean!) I think about all the tools that we use and it reminds me of Batman’s utility belt where he keeps his batarangs, bolas, flash grenades, smoke pellets, and even a (rumored) shard of kryptonite. Would Batman be great without his utility belt? Any fan of the Dark Knight knows he’s quite capable without it because he has harnessed his physical prowess as a martial artist and possesses a keen sleuthing mind to boot.
This is a part of the Free Tool Friday series with Dean DaCosta. In this series, Dean provides a short description of one of his favorite browser addons, apps, or extensions.
PropelIQ has a great addon that allows you to quickly search; Linkedin, Github, Twitter, and Facebook right form the ribbon at the top of your screen. After searching, results open in a new tab.
My son is 3 years old. He loves Superheroes. He loves Batman, Ironman, & Spiderman, but his favorite show is Superman. I have to tell you, I really enjoy watching the old Christopher Reeve films. There isn’t too much violence and it is just fun to watch.
Superman is obviously affected by kryptonite, but his other Achilles heel is that he cares. He cares for people. His beliefe is that every person matters.
Think about it. As a sourcer, are you mindful and cognizant of everyone you come in contact with? It can be your Achilles heel if you DON’T care.
Today on SourceCon live we were joined by Andres Traslavina, Senior Global Recruiter with Whole Foods Market in Austin, TX. We discussed his background and what it is like to source and recruit for a “conscious company” like Whole Foods Market.
As usual, towards the end of the hangout, we transitioned to a casual conversation among sourcing and recruiting practitioners.
TechCrunch announced today that technical recruiting platform HackerRank has expanded it’s offerings with the launch of DroidRank. For those of you not already in the know, HackerRank is an online platform that allows recruiters to test the coding skills of candidates early in the recruiting process. The launch of DroidRank will allow recruiters to test the skills of Android developers. The TechCrunch post states that the team plans to add testing for iOs developers in the near future.
Read the entire TechCrunch post here.
Believe it or not, there are recruiters who are able to remember anything and everything without the help of their laptop, smartphone, or ATS. Facts regarding dates of employment, professional certifications, places candidates are willing to relocate, when bonuses are paid at certain companies, are all recollected with ease. Recruiters who can do this often remind of dime store magicians performing parlor tricks. You see, I tend to be forgetful recruiter. If you bump into me at the coffee machine, do not start asking me questions about the status of a candidate