Combining Common Sourcing Tools to Create a Sourcing Solution – Part 9

Sourcers are keen on the advantages of sourcing tools, but many are still learning the power behind combining sourcing tools to achieve optimal success. This is the ninth article in a series of posts on how you can combine tools to create sourcing magic.

Like in the card game Yu-Gi-Oh, you can combine tools or cards to create magic. Yu Gi Oh is a card game that is based on a well-known children’s show called Yu Gi Oh. In the show, the good guys battle using cards that when combined with particular hologram technology brings the cards to life. In the game, Yu-Gi-Oh, there are different kinds of cards, you can combine these cards to do something remarkable.

In some cases, you can combine these cards to do something amazing. One such example is the calling of the Ultra powerful monster called Thor, Lord of the Aesir. However, to call Thor, you need to do a lot. You need to pull and play three cards. One must be a Beast Tuner like Guldfaxe of the Nordic Beasts, and the other two must be Nordic Beasts like Tangnjostr and Garmr. However, once you get them and call Thor, you have one of the most powerful monsters in Yu Gi Oh.

Like combining cards in Yu Gi Oh you can combine tools to create a compelling combination that can do a lot.

For example let’s say we use the tool Elucify, which is a site that allows you to search for people with specific titles form specific companies. Once you search for it, you get a list that provides their name, title, company, LinkedIn URL and work email.

However, now that you have the list, you need to get the list downloaded, and that is where Grepsr comes in handy. Grepsr is a web scraping tool designed to make it simplistic and straightforward to scrape web pages and search results like what we get in Elucify. Just point the mouse to each section you want and click. When you have clicked on every section you want, simply run it, and you get your list downloadable to a CSV file. Now you have a list with emails for everyone that you can upload to your ATS or CRM and start contacting.

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Now if you want more than just work emails you can, as we learned in my first post in this series, Combining Common Sourcing Tools to Create a Magic Sourcing Solution, we can now use Hiretual to upload the LinkedIn URLs and find even more information. Just follow the direction in from post one.

So let’s go through this.

  1. Step one – you source on Elucify, get your enhanced list.
  2. Step two – you download your list, using Grespr.
    • (optional) – As an option, we can upload LinkedIn URL into Hiretual to get even more contact information.
  3. Step three – you upload to your ATS/CRM.
  4. Step four – you start contacting your candidate pool.

It is simple and straightforward. Stay tuned for part ten in the series.

To view the past posts in this series, check out Da Costa’s author archive.

Jeremy is a Social Talent Ninja Certified Sourcing Professional who has not only received his certification but has been mentored by some of the best in the staffing industry. He is a Senior Talent Sourcer for Lockheed Martin.

Jeremy got his first hint at recruiting when he was recruited for both college and pro baseball. He then got a chance to do sourcing himself  as part of the “Search Authority.” He did this while attending college and getting his associates degree.

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