[PODCAST] Sourcing School: People Aggregators

 

Welcome back to Sourcing School with Brian Fink and Ryan Leary. If you missed the class last week, be sure to go back and listen to us chat about LinkedIn Recruiter. Today, we’re talking “People Aggregators”

What is that? People aggregators, in the sourcing and recruiting sense, are tools that take data from social profiles to help you build a more complete profile on a potential candidate. They help you build a more complete picture of who they are. For example, from their Instagram, you can see what their hobbies are. On last.fm or Spotify, see what their taste in music is.

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These social sites not only give you more information to see if a particular candidate is a good fit, but will also help you tailor your message when reaching out. Simply put, you can then connect with them as a human, especially if you have common interests. This is much more effective than putting candidates on blast without investigating a candidate’s location, background, or even skillset. We’ve had this happen to us, and I’m sure everyone else has.

For the rest, tune in above! Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Ryan Leary

Ryan Leary helps create the processes, ideas and innovation that drives RecruitingDaily. He’s our in-house expert for anything related to sourcing, tools or technology. A lead generation and brand buzz building machine, he has built superior funnel systems for some of the industries top HR Tech and Recruitment brands. He is a veteran to the online community and a partner here at RecruitingDaily.

Brian Fink

In 280 characters or less, Brian Fink is a Senior Technical Sourcer at Twitter. Obsessed with all things sourcing and recruiting, Fink focuses on attracting open-source technologists who want to build the future!


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