Categories: Blog, Recruiting

Tags: github, how to, sourcing

How to Source Candidates from GitHub: Find Tech Talent Faster

If you’re looking for tech talent, you need to find highly qualified and specialized candidates in an incredibly competitive market. Now, you’re probably already (plenty) familiar with GitHub. To those familiar with the site, we say, “welcome.” To those of you who are only starting your journey into this great destination for tech pros, you’re just as welcome here. Whether seasoned or fresh, this article on how to source candidates from GitHub may be just what you need to make sure you’re getting the most out of the site. Let’s walk through GitHub, the type of candidates that you are most […]

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Source Faster on LinkedIn Without Spending Extra Money

Do you want to source faster? The price of great recruiting can be frustratingly high. Time is money after all and data tells us it takes 52 days to fill a position on average. So much can happen with good candidates in that amount of time. Counter offers can be made, competitors can lure talent away, email and phone numbers can change, and passive candidates may simply grow tired of a recruiting process that wasn’t a focus of theirs in the first place. So at the risk of sounding obvious, you need to spend less time on your average sourcing cycle. […]

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3 Recruiting Tips to Deal With LinkedIn Changes: Real-World Examples to Source Faster

LinkedIn continues to evolve and that change isn’t likely to stop soon (or ever). Each new update can bring raised prices and/or new frustrating learning curves with it. However, nobody is walking away from all of that unbelievably convenient and valuable candidate data just yet. Let’s investigate the steps that a few successful recruiters take to consistently deliver client-pleasing results while they recruit on LinkedIn (even with all of those changes). 3) Master Boolean to Uncover Ideal Candidates Faster Boolean should be your go-to swiss army knife, whether you’re on the prowl for a specific candidate or prospecting. To do […]

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How to Improve Your LinkedIn InMail Response Rate with 12 Customizable Examples

InMail should be the perfect way to contact candidates, shouldn’t it? You have all of the candidate’s information laid out before you and they have the ability to quickly see yours. It’s the career domain, so recruitment communication makes perfect sense, even between strangers. So why aren’t InMails more effective? InMail response rates of 15 to 20% can be normal (if not better than most). Despite their unimpressive results, it would be a waste to write off their capability. Recruiting trends are always shifting, so let’s consider the lowly LinkedIn InMail and how you can increase your response rates with them. […]

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Paid Vs. Free: Which LinkedIn Account is Right for You?

Reduced functionality and steep price increases have created expensive and/or time-consuming hurdles for those of you recruiting with a LinkedIn account. However, for those of you who still use LinkedIn or its paid Premium versions for social recruiting or discovering candidate data, it clearly continues to offer value when sourcing new talent. Reaping its benefits might not need to cost an arm and a leg though, let’s look at your options to determine the best account for your recruiting process. Compare the different LinkedIn accounts Depending on your most popular roles and your workflow, your only option may be a relatively more expensive […]

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Use Candidate Data to Personalize Outreach and Improve Sourcing Results

Candidate data is more abundant than ever. Big data in recruitment isn’t new, but candidates have more public information that’s spread across more platforms than they ever had in the past. The process of recruiting, and more specifically, the outreach stage of your sourcing cycle, has evolved to the point where personalized conversations are necessary to engage talented candidates. The only way to craft engaging candidate outreach is by first arming yourself with the proper data. Let’s look at candidate data, who has it and how you should use it in the increasingly competitive and convoluted field of recruiting. Candidates have […]

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Improve Your Sourcing Results by Refreshing Outdated Candidate Data

Candidate data is an essential part of the recruiting process these days. The industry abounds with it, but using it in meaningful ways can be particularly challenging. There’s big data, small data, outdated data and just about every other “you name it” data you can imagine. Plus, you probably don’t have access to teams of data scientists and engineers like major computing companies. So how can you improve your sourcing results by utilizing all of the candidate information that floats around your pipelines, applicant tracking systems, and the internet? Let’s dig into the data. Candidate data is always changing Over […]

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A Coach, a Doctor and the FBI Tell You How to Effectively Evaluate Candidates Faster

Evaluating candidates fairly during initial screenings is incredibly difficult. It can be hard to tell whether a candidate is nervous, inexperienced with interviews, or weaving a few white lies into their story. As a recruiter, it’s not just enough that you’re a Boolean master with infinite talent communities and the ability to read a resume in 3 seconds flat – you also have to be able to assess candidates with the acuity of a trained specialist. Here’s how you can evaluate candidates like a pro, without years of training (although, that would still help). Over the phone Assessing candidates during […]

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Avoid Recruiting Bias and Improve Your Social Recruiting Results Today

Social recruiting is ubiquitous today and it’s probably a large portion of your sourcing process. With all of that useful candidate data up front and readily available, it can be challenging to avoid false assumptions based on bias (which you may not even realize is influencing your choices). These assumptions can be costly. Don’t lose out on great talent due to unconscious recruiting bias or misconstrued information. Let’s walk through a simple and effective process for utilizing the wealth of information that can be found on social media without inadvertently making unfair assessments of candidates. Step 1: Create a rubric to […]

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Categories: Blog, Events

Tags: anaheim, sourcecon

SourceCon 2017: A Friendly & Fast Guide to Anaheim

You have a few full days ahead of you while at SourceCon, but we want to make sure that you have a great time exploring the Anaheim area if you have time to spare. Enjoy this handy list of eateries and things to do while you’re in SoCal and make the most of your stay. Oh, and did we mention that we’ll be at Booth 511? Be sure to stop by and say hello! We’re giving away a free Amazon Alexa Dot to anyone who schedules a personalized demo! “I just got off of the plane and I’m starving”   […]

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