Best of 2014 #9: Be a Hunter Not a Trapper by @kazanjy

Editor’s note: During the holidays, we’re counting down the Best of 2014. Our regular content will return in January.

Sourcing for candidates takes skill and strategy – it’s not something that just happens overnight. In order to successfully attract and retain candidates, you need to do more than simply post a job opening in hopes that the talent that you want will be attracted to it. You need a more pragmatic approach. Simply put, you need to step up and be a hunter…not a trapper.


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Pete Kazanjy is the founder of TalentBin, what might just be the world's coolest talent search engine. Nothing gets him more excited than thinking about how to help recruiters and sourcers make use of all the wonderful professional breadcrumbs candidates trail across the web nowadays. He's got a thing for purple squirrel hunting, and you can follow him at @kazanjy and TalentBin's team at @talentbinhiring