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Technology & Resources

Free Tool Friday: X-Ray Search LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Github With PropelIQ


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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.

Opinion

How to Be a Sourcing Superhero by @WillRecruits


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Closeup of a businessman showing the superhero suit under his shirtMy 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.

SourceConLive

#SourceCon Live: Sourcing and Recruiting for a Conscious Company with @traslavina of @wholefoods


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andresToday 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.

Technology & Resources

HackerRank Moves Into Mobile With Launch of DroidRank


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Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 9.58.17 AMTechCrunch 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.

Social Media

Facebook Tests New Business Service


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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEBRUARY 20, 2014: Facebook is an onlinFacebook is testing a new professional service specifically intended to be used in the workplace.

The company has so far been mum about “Facebook at Work.” However, the Financial Times, which disclosed the secret project, said it is designed as a collaboration tool, allowing users to share documents, communicate with colleagues, and build networks of professional contacts. Because it will enable users to keep their social network completely separate from their professional one, the new service is being considered a competitor to LinkedIn and to services from Google and Microsoft.

Opinion

How and Why to Forget All Your Recruiting Problems


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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

Social Media

Infographic: Snapchat vs Facebook


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Are you a Snapchat user? I downloaded Snapchat early on but I have to admit that I’ve never used it. I think I’ve sent a total of three messages to friends to see how it works (They’re in their late 30′s also so they didn’t respond). This is surely a sign of my age demographic as it’s obviously a favorite app for younger generations.

In case you’re like me and have fallen behind on the Snapchat craze, see this infographic comparing Snapchat and Facebook (something gen exers and boomers have definitely embraced).

Technology & Resources

3 Resources to Help You Scrape the Web for Candidate Data


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Scraping the web is a favorite pastime of many sourcers. In fact, a recent SourceCon Denver session about web scraping was one of the most popular sessions of the conference. If you’re new to web scraping, here are a few resources from the SourceCon archives to help you get started. 

Editor's Corner

My Take On ‘The Fallacy of Sourcing’


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Last week  wrote a post published on our sister site, ERE.net, entitled “The Fallacy of Sourcing.” I tried not to respond because the post wasn’t necessarily wrong. It was just written from a totally different perspective. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I needed to weigh in. Here’s the comment I left on the post. 

Opinion

Recruiting: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same


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Image of male touching virtual icon of social networkTwenty years ago, I tentatively stepped into the recruiting waters – at first slowly and cautiously dipping in my toes, eventually diving headfirst with full gusto and an unbridled enthusiasm. Ever since then, I have been deeply and contentedly immersed in a career that promises – and delivers – challenges and rewards every single day.

As a recruiter, I’ve learned more about the variety of skills, education, experience and careers than I ever thought possible. I filled roles I never knew existed: from the travelling railroad chef to the vodka product placement model. I continue to be amazed at the diverse careers people choose to pursue. I still wonder what I would be doing if my high school counsellor had known about or suggested some of these roles!