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Technology & Resources

A Canary in a Coal Mine Can Help You Source More Candidates by @AaronLintz


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Close-up of Canary, Serinus canaria domestica, 2 years old, in fLike 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. 

Tactical Sourcing

Illuminating the Darkness on LinkedIn by @mike1178


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Vintage Hanging Light Bulb Over Dark BackgroundA few years ago I read Glen Cathey’s article called “LinkedIn’s Dark Matter- Undiscovered Profiles.” Reading the article set my mind in motion. In the article Glen calls “dark matter profiles” the profiles that exist on LinkedIn that do not contain enough key words to be returned in most searches. So while these profiles do in reality exist, they rarely, if ever, are discovered.

Industry News

Weekly Sourcing News From @SocialTalent


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This week in the weekly sourcing news, Johnny Campbell discusses why recruiters and sourcers should care about the following developments:

Tips & Tricks

Why and How to Ditch Your Sourcing Utility Belt by @arron_daniels


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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.

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