Sourcing is not just about finding profiles online

Sourcing is technically about identifying candidates online using different sources – sure. But I like to think it’s more than that. It’s really a mindset, a particular approach to the recruitment process.

The sourcers I know and admire are curious, constantly learning and not afraid to experiment. It’s that attitude that allows them to excel at recruiting for even the most challenging roles. They build strong relationships with candidates and combine skills from multiple disciplines.

They don’t just focus on finding a candidate for the role, they want to find the best person to do the job and they keep in mind the company’s long term ability to attract talent. That means they will never compromise when it comes to candidate experience.

When I first started working in sourcing, the training I received was rather basic. I was fortunate enough to find some amazing blogs written by experienced and talented sourcers and learned to use social media by following their advice as well as experimenting on my own. I enjoy sharing this experience because, frankly, you don’t need to learn from your mistakes. There is definitely a better way!

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By the end of the day I rewrote the job ad I initially came in with. With some help, I managed to shorten it without cutting any of the important information. I learned several simple tricks to ensure people are more likely to read the ads I write and feel more comfortable writing.

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I remember how anxious I was when I first started promoting my blog on LinkedIn. I could barely focus on anything, thinking of how people will react to what I said. It took a lot of time and practice for me to calm down. It took me even more time to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

Miniblogging on LinkedIn

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We talk about talent communities a lot and we have for a while, and yet it seems there’s surprisingly little available when it comes to specific examples. In this post you’ll find details on why I created the group, how it grew, what worked best for growth and engagement.

Building a Talent Community: case study

My services:

I run bespoke training workshps for in-house and agency recruiters alike focusing on talent sourcing and attraction.

I offer consulting to both recruiters and recruiting managers who want to step up their (or their team’s) sourcing game.

I speak at conferences across Europe: if you need anything from a workshop to a keynote presentation, I’ll be happy to discuss the details!

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