If this were my twitter page this post would look something like this:

RT @researchgoddess @dmullen

Dave Mullen for those who do not know is an exceptional PR Strategist with some great content on his Blog. Connect with Him Here.  I’d write my own take, but he hit it dead on, so I wanted to share this with the reader here at CruiterTalk. As a mention to another great industry expert, I found this by reading The Research Goddess, Amybeth Hale. Check her out here!

Enjoy the read and let me know your thoughts.

Ryan

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David’s list – are they worth the dough:

  1. They dive headfirst into your business and industry, and immerse themselves in learning every in and out within both.
  2. They ask smart questions.
  3. They are strong writers and great storytellers.
  4. They proactively sync up with marketing, advertising, interactive and media planning to help create compelling, robust campaigns aimed at achieving your business goals.
  5. They challenge you to step outside your comfort zones and try new things.
  6. They know what they don’t know.
  7. They are resourceful and create solutions to overcome challenges.
  8. They listen as much as they talk.
  9. They bring creative energy and a positive attitude to the table.
  10. They own their mistakes, learn from them and put processes in place to minimize the chance those mistakes happen again.

Revise this only slightly, and you have a list of clues letting you know that your SOURCING pro is worth the dough:

  1. They dive headfirst into your business and industry, and immerse themselves in learning every in and out within both. (true for sourcers; they’ve got to know the industry(ies) in which they source or they’ll be labeled a hack pretty quickly)
  2. They ask smart questions. (not just the general salary / years of experience / degree or not types of questions)
  3. They are strong writers and great storytellers.They don’t rely solely on resume databases and LinkedIn to make connections; they actively engage in the communities from which they source, and develop relationships with individuals.
  4. They proactively sync up with marketing, advertising, interactive and media planning to help create compelling, robust campaigns aimed at achieving your business goals. While respecting traditional sourcing methods, they aren’t afraid of embracing new ways of doing things and find creative methods of combining old and new.
  5. They challenge you to step outside your comfort zones and try new things. (will appropriately question your specs and ask you to think outside the box on candidate requirements)
  6. They know what they don’t know. (no strategic sourcer can know all of the resources and all the answers to every single research question, and a good one will readily admit this and surround themselves with others who can provide answers)
  7. They are resourceful and create solutions to overcome challenges. (if one tool isn’t working, they find another one, or find a way to make it work)
  8. They listen as much as more than they talk.
  9. They bring creative energy and a positive attitude to the table. (they find ways to draw candidates to them rather than constantly having to chase down candidates)
  10. They own their mistakes, learn from them and put processes in place to minimize the chance those mistakes happen again. (can’t add much to this :) )



By Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.


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