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Video: Boolean is Not an Alien Language


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In case you missed our last webinar, Boolean is Not an Alien Language, here is the video.

Are you baffled by Boolean? We’re here to help. Let Captain Kirk (aka Kevin Walters) and Mr Spock (aka Aaron Lintz) unravel the mysteries for you.

Put simply, Boolean search allows users to combine keywords with operators such as AND, NOT, and OR to produce more relevant results. It can be a powerful tool for sourcers and recruiters in speeding up searches and also generating more specific results that will quickly help you to locate information about the right candidates.

Opinion

Are recruiters their own worst enemy? by@GBhambra


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Glen Cathey Discussion

Glen Cathey Discussion

I recently attended the fantastic TruLondon event and joined a discussion about sourcing led by Glen Cathey. He began by talking about the issue of human judgements – by which measure recruiters decide if they want to put a candidate forward for a role just by glancing at a CV or a profile. Behind that CV is a human and let’s face it, candidates are not experts when it comes to writing their resume… so why are recruiters so quick to write someone off without having picked up the phone and spoken to them first?

Tips & Tricks

A Quick Experiment With the New Facebook Messenger Web Interface by @thecandidategen


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With the news of the new Facebook dedicated web interface for messenger, I wondered what I could do with this new offering.

I did a quick test with an Engineer at a Madrona Venture Group portfolio company who I am not connected to on Facebook.

I did a search for Engineers at that “company” in Facebook Graph Search. You can also use the FB UID search feature. Next, I used FB UID Scraper to pull the search results from Facebook into an Excel Spreadsheet.  

Webinars

Webinar: Boolean is not an Alien Language


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Free Webinar on Thursday, April 16 at 2:00 PM EDT

Are you baffled by Boolean? We’re here to help. Let Captain Kirk (aka Kevin Walters) and Mr Spock (aka Aaron Lintz) unravel the mysteries for you.

Put simply, Boolean search allows users to combine keywords with operators such as AND, NOT, and OR to produce more relevant results. It can be a powerful tool for sourcers and recruiters in speeding up searches and also generating more specific results that will quickly help you to locate information about the right candidates.

Technology & Resources, Tips & Tricks

A Recruiter’s Guide to Sourcing Twitter by @FindSouth


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To recruit on Twitter the most important skills are learning how to find other users to track (stalk!), contact, and engage. As a new user, learning to do this on Twitter can be tricky and time consuming. This post provides an introduction to key tools that make this process easier.

Searching

Tweets are directly searchable on Twitter or you can use Followerwonk which searches Twitter bios (here is a great guide to Followerwonk by 9 Clouds). A limitation for both of these options for recruiters is that a large proportion of users haven’t included their profession on their Twitter bio and they also don’t Tweet about their jobs.

Candidate Engagement

How to Attract Developers by Speaking Their Language, Literally by @SourceBreaker


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A quick and effective way of engaging techies is to talk to them in their language. While this may sound complex, I promise it’s not! You can learn how to put together an email or InMail with HTML tags in no time. Be sure to send it so that the tags are visible and the talent you’re trying to engage can look on in wonder at your coding ability!

We encouraged one of our clients to use this method, and they received 14 times more responses than from their standard candidate email methods.

Give this a couple of minutes of your time and you’ll soon be able to do the same thing. Once you’ve had a look how it works, check out the email we put together with our client that got the great response.

Technology & Resources, Tips & Tricks

How To Get Around WHOIS Email Proxies by @getreqt


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whoisWHOIS Lookups are a great way to get contact information for candidates with their own internet domain. If you’ve never utilized a WHOIS Lookup, you’re basically querying a database for information about who registered a specific website. Why would you care about that? When registering a domain name a person is required to provide certain information including a contact name, phone number, address, and email address. Absolutely perfect for tracking down candidates hosting their own sites.

Opinion

3 Action Items for Sourcers and Recruiters by @ResearchGoddess


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purplesquirrelex

purplesquirrelexI am a SourceCon veteran – in fact, since the conference began in 2007, there are only two events I’ve missed. I’ve enjoyed watching the content evolve over the years, from humble beginnings that were more heavily focused on the “dark arts” of sourcing, to the institution of SourceCon After Dark, to the split-out of Labs, Fundamentals, and Leadership tracks. The event is, in my opinion, the best way for your collective team – from leadership down to the newest, greenest sourcer – to get hands-on education from people who are actually doing the stuff they are presenting on. (granted, I am a little biased!) This spring’s event was particularly beneficial to me, for a number of reasons. Number one: I am a new people manager so I have a new perspective from which to learn. Number 2: I am part of the Seattle-based Sourcing 7 non-profit, whose members led all of the Lab sessions, and I am extremely proud of our local sourcing community. And Number 3: we are really focusing on candidates, which should be the case because this is very much a candidate’s market right now.

Webinars

May the Source Be with You: Sourcing College Candidate Pools for Top Talent


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College Recruiting Webinar

College Recruiting Webinar

SourceCon Webinar:  Thursday, May 7 at 2:00 PM EDT

Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/8gxccebsc01t&eom

College campuses are one of the most renewable populations of candidates available to recruiting teams. Many graduating students have been trained in the most cutting edge technologies and methods. In addition, they’re ambitious, energetic, and ready to showcase their skills. However, to an unprepared recruiter, university recruiting can prove to be a daunting task.

In our upcoming webinar Josh Jones will cover how to identify which schools best align with your company’s needs, how to source best-fit students, and how to properly engage the students you are interested in recruiting.

Technology & Resources

SourceCon Podcast: Mobile Apps Recruiters and Sourcers Should be Using


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final Mobile recruiting tips from Eric Jaquith

final Mobile recruiting tips from Eric Jaquith

Mobile recruiting isn’t just about making it possible to apply online. In this episode of the SourceCon Podcast, Eric shares new applications recruiters and sourcers should be experimenting with. None of these tools were built with recruiting in mind, but Eric will share his opinions about how and where they fit into the recruiting workflow.

Tools discussed in this episode include Flyp, Burner, Google Voice, and Confide.