🥳 9 creative sourcing hacks to recruit candidates
A how-to series on Github sourcing, sending free videos over LinkedIn to candidates, sourcing on Google Code Jam competitions, scraping Facebook and LinkedIn groups, free list layoff lists & more.
I’m Raj, and each week I curate interesting tips, articles, and resources around recruitment, sourcing, and anything else that’s hot in the talent world. It's Friday and I'm back with another edition of 10xrecruiter for you to level up your recruitment game.
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✨ A timeless thought
💯 Tips & hacks of the week
Looking for professionals whose social online footprint is minimal? The “hack” does not reveal which member it is – it only returns a Yes/No answer. But it is a validation pointer for the contact phone number or email address you are looking to verify, or, in a different scenario, trying to guess the email or the missing phone digits.
Pace yourself! If you start seeing cows or sheep to rotate, changing your IP address/try registering a new account to check if the email is already in use👇
X-Ray XING profiles for women members with no profile photo
Here are a few things that I've been reading this week:
💪 Sourcing on GitHub: A How-To Series
In the penultimate edition, we scratched the surface on recruiting through Github. I included a 4 min video that covers the basics. Let’s dive a little deeper today.
GitHub when used correctly is an absolute honey hole for tech recruiters, but the platform's design just isn't sourcing-friendly. Learn how to hack the process throughout this how-to series 👇
Resources mentioned in this video:
GitHub Search Bar: https://github.com/search
GitHub Advanced Search: https://github.com/search/advanced
OctoHunt: https://octohunt.com ("Available for Hire" is based on User settings - similar to LinkedIn Recruiter's "Open to Opportunities")
Git Awards: https://git-awards.com
If you don’t have time to watch the video then here’s a quick cheat sheet that explains the basics of how to search for users using GitHub's search bar
Major topics include: searching for profiles, evaluating users, finding associated social links and contact information, & using this intel to craft warm, personalized messages.
Learn everything about sending free videos over LinkedIn to candidates, sourcing amazon reviews for potential candidates, scraping Facebook and Linkedin groups using Phantombuster, sourcing on Google Code Jam competitions, finding a ton of potential leads using old layoff lists & more.
🚀 Recruitment tool/plugin of the week
Every week I recommend one plugin, tool, or product that can help recruiters become better at work:
🎉 Checkout SearchAll — It’s the easiest way to access different search engines. Switch among the most widely used search options, so that searching the same terms on different search engines is just one-click away.
Another one similar to this is All in one web searcher. It’s is a simple yet powerful extension to search multiple sites with ZERO click. Add sites to search, customize the order and search anywhere quickly.
📝 Interesting resources & cheat-sheets
Here are a few interesting resources, cheat-sheets and curated materials:
🚀 Boolean & Advanced Search Operator Cheat Sheets ft. Google, LinkedIn, Indeed, & GitHub
🥳 Fun stuff
Random facts, stats, and funny threads/memes from the recruitment world!
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That’s it for this week! Hit me up if you have any stories, feedback, or insights to share. Otherwise, see you next week!
Curated with ❤️
Raj Abishek, Co-Founder @NurtureBox