sourcing

The Power of the Email Subject Line

The subject line could well be the most important part of your message. If it doesn’t cut the mustard, the beautiful flowing prose that you’ve written will never actually get read! At Beamery we’re pretty lucky. We see daily data…

The Spigot and The Waterfall

To recruiters who have never substantively sourced for people (sorry, but sending out InMauls one at a time or in quantities so large that a Bill of Lading is required, is not sourcing) – and to the hiring managers these…

Typpos Happenn: But what are they worth?

I credit Johnny Campbell as the first person to address all the valuable people that can be uncovered with a few commonly misspelled job titles on LinkedIn.  Some non-hardcore Boolean heads debated if you should consider someone who does not…

How to Source Tech Candidates on Goodreads

Hiring tech talent is fast becoming a headache for sourcers. The traditional recruiting channels are overcrowded, and sourcers are being forced to turn to some unlikely places to find the best candidates. With this in mind, I thought I’d share…

How to Become a Socratic Sourcer

Socrates believed that the path to knowledge was through questioning beginning at the root of one’s own ignorance. In Socratic sourcing, the practitioner is always asking questions seeking intelligence; everyone is a “source” and each and every source a potential…