In “Sourcing Methodologies”, Irina covers several innovative sourcing and research concepts, that will make your Sourcing soar to new heights!
“X-Raying”, “Flipping” and “Peeling” are sourcing techniques that were defined fifteen years ago. While they remain perfectly applicable and useful, today’s Internet has a gigantic volume and much more complex structure, compared to back then.
The Sourcing Theory presented takes full advantage of what today’s Internet offers. Some of the modern concepts discussed are:
- “Visualize Success”: imagine what you are going to find, then use that to find the target pages. While this sounds like a common sense approach, some of its “extreme” applications may surprise you.
- “Follow the Leads”: identify your ideal candidate online, then find other promising profiles by looking up that professional’s traces online. Consistently following those traces (as described in a post sometime ago) works wonders, especially if your target professionals are members of committees, associations, or other professional “gatherings”.
- “Sourcing without Searching” (described in Irina's blog post as “Lazy Sourcing”): obtain a set of data with known structure (such as emails, resumes, or lists of contacts) from the web, then, parse, sort, and filter. There are some true gems that can be found this way. Existing tools make it doable by anyone, not just by “geeks”.
- “Cross-Referencing”: starting from incomplete initial data, build up professional profiles by locating and assembling the professional bio details. It’s now powered by Social Lookup tools (such as MS Outlook Social Connector) and by creative uses of existing functionality of Social Networks.
While you may already be using some elements of these concepts in your day-to-day sourcing, being aware of the theory behind it will facilitate consistent productivity - and enjoyment - of your work. Get on the phone with that potential candidate faster!
Who Will Benefit: Recruiters, Sourcers, and everyone looking for professionals online. The webinar will be especially useful for those who feel that their resources are getting exhausted, or that their sourcing is too labor-intensive, and are looking for new ways to source.
Included: the slides, a video-recording, and one month of support
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