Category: Talent Sourcing

November 6, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

  Facebook is the largest untapped network of potential applicants. Currently, there are over 2 billion monthly active users on Facebook. When users create a profile they are highly encouraged by Facebook to include a employment details. This includes very important information like: current location, current company, and current job title. Most sourcers are targeting…

November 1, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

In order to become a master at sourcing you need to understand the basics of boolean strings. I’ve included several examples to search for Software Developers across the web. I used Hiretual’s Boolean builder tool to create these string examples. Make sure to play around with all the features. Hiretual does a great job in…

October 31, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

  The majority of my day revolves around searching for potential applicants. As such, mastering Boolean logic techniques is highly important in order to become an expert in talent sourcing. Below are Boolean string examples to find software engineers Minneapolis.   Here are the basics to search operators and query modifiers:   AND (or a…

October 21, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

The current job market has been on the rise making it even more competitive in the hunt to find and source top candidates. I’ve been an active Sourcer for the past 6 years and during my time have built many great relationships with recruiters. The one thing they always bring up is increasing difficulty in…

October 11, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

The first step in a recruitment strategy is building a complete talent sourcing funnel. I have laid out each step in the process from initial searching to eventually getting a hire. Finding and qualifying leads takes time and WizardSourcer helps deliver qualified leads. Getting targeted prospects will help speed up the sourcing process and help…

September 27, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

If you have tried looking for a job lately, you know how painful the application process can be. On average, it takes the job seeker six to seven weeks to find a new position. That is a significant amount of time looking at countless websites and job boards. Think of how many jobs they applied…

September 22, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

  Catfishing: luring someone with an online, fictional persona. Also a popular MTV television show. It all starts with a boolean string. Then you start messaging and cold calling applicants. You have a variety of resources to find applicants from LinkedIn, to Indeed, to Dice. You have that pressure and deadline to present a list of…

September 10, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

We’re excited to announce that Dan Larson accepted an opportunity to join Hiretual’s team. Dan Larson is an industry leader in the sourcing world. He founded the SourcingWizard community website in 2016. The community is a leader in sourcing and recruiting industry news. Dan is considered to be one of the best Sourcers in the…

August 17, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

How many hours do you think you spend on social media every week? 30 minutes here and there can really add up! Social media is everywhere these days, but are you making the most of it? Forget just using it to connect with friends and family, why not tap into it for recruiting? Social media…

August 8, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Talent analytics are like golden nuggets of information. This information can help show how your sourcing strategy can help the client find more qualified candidates. There is a wealth of information on the internet that can help you source more efficiently. Knowing that talent analytics are helpful isn’t enough, you also need to know how…

August 3, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

I’ve spent most of my career in a hurry. Work-life balance was something I’ve preached to applicants but until more recently have never been purposeful to live out myself. I have stretched myself too thin in recruiting and as a result, at some points in my career I’ve felt like quitting altogether. Mindfulness is all…

July 20, 2017 Jonathan Kidder 2 comments

Companies are seeing the value in having a diverse workforce. Every company wants to attract and retain the most qualified applicants and finding applicants with a diverse background can be very challenging. I have had my own difficulties trying to source for diversity. It’s taken me several years to understand the market and to come…

July 16, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

It’s time to face the reality. No matter what the news and politicians tell you – we’re heading into an economic boom. Companies are facing challenges finding qualified skilled talent in the midwest states.  I have been a sourcer focusing on filling midwest roles for the past 7 years and it’s never been this competitive….

July 13, 2017 Jonathan Kidder 1 comment

If you haven’t seen the latest binge-worthy show from Netflix, you’re missing out! Glow is set in the 1980s and focuses on the world of women’s wrestling. Basically, the show is about how a rich mogul and a film director come together to create a Saturday morning women’s wrestling show. A significant part of the…

June 29, 2017 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Recruiters find candidates and deal with hiring managers right? If you are in the recruiting industry or are a hiring manager you likely have some knowledge of the fact that there are sourcers and recruiters but did you know these are two very different roles? There are definitely some similarities and overlap in job function,…

May 27, 2016 Jonathan Kidder 4 comments

  I recently discovered this sourcing hack while getting a demo of a text messaging platform. After getting an expensive bid I figured that I better do some research on my own. After I did some digging I discovered a free solution! You can send a text message through an email account. Below is the…

April 20, 2016 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Many companies take pride in their company culture, and many even overemphasize it ad nauseum. This may come off has non-genuine or even phony. A new employee may have been sold on the benefits and EVPs of the company altogether. But what happens when the perks and shiny newness wear off? If the company culture doesn’t live…

April 17, 2016 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

Funny how things have changed – Sourcing has become a very debated topic in the recruiting field. I find it interesting to see companies starting to see the value in adding Sourcers. Most companies don’t fully understand what Sourcers do. So, how can we make Sourcing great again? This post will be random, but just…

April 14, 2016 Jonathan Kidder 1 comment

I’ve been fortunate in my career to have met many top Sourcers in the field. They’ve shared many tips and tricks on finding the best talent. One thing that I’ve always found fascinating is that once you get to know most Sourcers, they genuinely enjoy sharing knowledge. I’ve always encouraged newer Sourcers to share and…

April 10, 2016 Jonathan Kidder No comments exist

A Sourcer’s main job is to support Recruiters in sourcing efforts. Usually the Sourcer makes the initial outreach to the candidate and then follows up by setting up a meeting with the assigned Recruiter. A Sourcer’s job includes: searching, engaging, and then passing candidates to the Recruiter. Depending on the req load Sourcers may create…