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Sourcers will stop at nothing to uncover hidden talent. We are constantly looking to unveil new ways to source. More often than not the channels we search for everyday items online can be used to source talent online as well. It’s an approach I like to call common sense. Some of the methods walk the line of compliance but that’s your call. Google Images can help.

Recruiters have a cool new approach; it’s called social recruiting. Jobseekers can now join in on the fun. Yes, the social aspect ahs been there for a while; but Tweetdeck and TwitterJobSearch have just raised the bar. Jobdeck is now available to jobseekers to manage their job search. Read about it here.

Mentors can go a long way. How you choose your mentor is up to you. But as a recruiter have you thought about the importance of recruiting your own mentor? Maybe you should. Jenny DeVaughn shares with us some compelling reason why you should seriously consider recruiting your own mentor.

Apps and Addon’s can make your online sourcing activity more productive only if you leverage them properly. Firefox is jammed packed with great addon’s and many that I use daily. Down the all was probably one of the first I’ve used and the one I use the most today.

In today’s market, the emphasis is on finding open positions and marketing clients. In a candidate-driven market, the focus is on recruiting. In both marketing and recruiting, the same approach applies for the first phone conversation. Via Mike Ramer

As a Third party Recruiter, dealing with the Hiring Manager, the decision maker, be that HR, Recruitment, Project Manager, Team leader etc, was a challenge. Not returning calls, emails etc, not responding to meetings, saying one thing to you, whilst doing another, seeing other recruiters behind your back. This wouldn’t happen once

the corporate recruiter let you through? Or is it really the recruiter who is blocking you from making your way in? Maha Akiki breaks it down:

What if you were the first person in the history of the world to…”recruit?” What’s the one skill that you’d need to master? Listen in to find out what the Caveman would do ~

As a recruiter we communicate our need to either the individuals or the masses. Either way, and regardless of our style of communication, we issue to those individuals a “call to action.” We ask them to check out a posting online or to head to X to get more information. Sometimes we simply send them to our own LinkedIn profile or a Facebook Fan page

The challenge of 2010 as seen through the eyes of Jerry Albright. Jerry takes a few moments to lay his thoughts down on video for us as his contribution to the 2010 posting carnival here on CruiterTalk. As recruiters and sourcers it’s interesting the conversations that are had around sourcing tips and techniques. But often a few things are forgotten. Watch it here:

Requirements not withstanding, Hiring Managers want to feel that the person is fully vested into the company. Talk is cheap. Typically it takes something more than a candidate saying “I can really see myself working here,” and less (or slightly less) than a candidate saying, “I’ve got the company logo tattooed on my butt! Let me show you!!!”

A facilitator is someone who uses knowledge and market intelligence, plus the related processes to formulate and deliver the needed structure and deliverables for maximum meeting interactions to be effective and beneficial.

Many organizations like to include ideas or concepts of ‘creativity’ or ‘innovation’ in their core values or mission statements, but when pressed with employee suggestions to try something new, or to modify an existing program or work process, managers often recoil. Doing things ‘the way they are always done’ is generally

. It’s very difficult for someone who runs only the client side of a recruiting desk to effectively sell or market a candidate without having the true belief in that candidate that comes from building a real relationship. At times, the client becomes the product when

General semantic search engines have a really hard task: making sense of very broad and very large sets of data. Many of the general semantic engines are subject for research papers and conference talks; few general semantic engines are of practical use to sourcers for now.

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