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How to source on the lesser known sites!! Gitstore!!

Gitstore is a site where you can show and sell your github repositories. This can be a great place to find candidates however a lot of recruiter do not search here. The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and true tool, a simple…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 13, 2019 at 8:45pm — No Comments

LAX TechRecruit 2019 !!!

LAX TechRecruit 2019 !!!

LAX TechRecruit 20-19 happened just before my vacation and it was awesome. IT had…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 5, 2019 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Talent 42 2019 Part 2 !!!

Talent42 2019 happened a month ago, I thought Since we are done with the Sourcecon giveback we would start Talent42 part 2.

 

First up Asha Beirne and “I’m TOO busy to SOURCE!”. The gist of this is how you can ensure you have time to source given how busy your lives are. Ideas include things like, putting it on your calendar,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 15, 2019 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Talent 42 2019 !!!

Talent42 2019 happened a month ago, I thought Since we are done with the Sourcecon giveback we would start Talent42.

 

First up Carmen Hudson and designing the Optimal Interview process for Developers. Be prepared, ensure your interviewers are aligned. Ensure the level and job are appropriate. IN the end ensure you are interviewing…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 8, 2019 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 3 Sheryl Sandberg and Automation!!

So day 3 Sheryl Sandberg and Automation track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

Renate Norman “Bet on Yourself”. This presentation was about believing in yourself. About letting out all the noise, and concentrating on what you need to do. Not getting caught up in office politics and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 1, 2019 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 3 Purple Squirrel!!

So day 3 Purple Squirrel, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

Amy Miller and A tale of Two Interviews. This presentation was about her Journey to …outreach limbo, meaning lots of outreach little return. To being the “BEAST” of a recruiter she it today. Lots of trial and error, lots of ups and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 25, 2019 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 3 Key Note!!

So day 3 Key Note, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

Kristi Wawro and the Grass is Always Greener. This is a very non tool orientated talk. However one thing she talks about is the Sourcing Menu which includes: Talent Communities, Req Support, Competitive Intel, and Sourcing Training. The Idea…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 3, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 3 George Boole!!

So day 3 George Boole Track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

Jenn Hall, talks about how going from Corporate to Start up helped shape her career. Tools she mentions include; Contact Out, Linkedin, Lusha, MixMax. Try to learn at least one new thing or skill every day.

 

Teresa Colquitt,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 28, 2019 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 3 Anonymous!!

So day 3 Anonymous track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

First up Tangie Pettis and Mistakes, Mishaps, and recoveries in Sourcing. First thing of note is she makes sure you know that relationships matter. Specifically, between hiring manager and recruiter and Sourcer. TOOL BASECAMP PM tool. More…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 20, 2019 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Automation Track!!

So day 2 Sheryl Automation Squirrel track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

First up Aaron Lintz and “The hidden side of people data”. Lots of talk about SMS and texting candidates, a good tool for that is Zipwhip.  Zapier is talked about with regards to messaging and measuring the metrics. One thing…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 15, 2019 at 12:34am — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Sheryl Sandberg!!

So day 2 Sheryl Sandberg Squirrel track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

First up John Redmond and “Diversity: The “I’s” Have It!. This as a discussion of sorts on diversity. Some slight history around it. The intersectionality of people to include diversity issues. The key take away is…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 6, 2019 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Sheryl Sandberg!!

So day 2 Sheryl Sandberg Squirrel track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

First up John Redmond and “Diversity: The “I’s” Have It!. This as a discussion of sorts on diversity. Some slight history around it. The intersectionality of people to include diversity issues. The key take away is…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 6, 2019 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Purple Squirrel!!

So day 2 Purple Squirrel track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

First up Carmen Hudson, what we learned in 20 years. First up build a great personnel network.  Don’t be afraid to write stuff to get posted on relevant sites. Mentoring doe s not need to be formal, just ask questions. Be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 29, 2019 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 George Boole!!

So day 2 George Boole track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

Brian Smith “Communication: The Biggest Skills Gap in 2019 & Beyond”. The idea behind of this whole session and is why the left hand and the right hand don’t talk. Specifically in HR and recruiting, why don’t we talk and share. He says…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 22, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Anonymous!!

So day 2 Anonymous track, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

Jim Schnyder and “Lessons learned from a Sourcecon Grandmaster”.

CRM and ATS the place of hidden gold. Silver medalists, more hidden gold. The general idea of this is the importance of a ATS/CRM.

 

Mark Tortorici…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 15, 2019 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 2 Keynote!!

So day 2 Keynote, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

First up Glen Cathey – What does it take to become a World Class Sourcer. Glen mentions the 5 whys of recruiting;

 

Why is this position difficult to fill?

Why am I not getting more referrals?

Why am I not finding the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 8, 2019 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 Day 1 Keynotes!!

So day 1 Key notes, as always I will hit the high notes and focus on tools, and methods.

 

First up Jason Roberts and the State of Talent Acquisition. What we learned is Facebook is a major player with regards to employer branding. We also learned that both companies and workers feel technology is taking the human out of Human Resources.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 1, 2019 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019 the recap preview!!

This will be the start of the Spring Sourcecon share back. Lots of great stuff. To start it off I will provide some of the tools I showed during my Roundtable.

 

New tools:

Swordfish-finds contact info and specifically cell, home, and work Numbers

SideeX automates common functions like search, etc.

Bing Vs…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 25, 2019 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2019!!

As most of you know Spring Sourcecon 2019 is coming to Seattle on March 19th – March 21st. I am speaking at it, running a lab as well as helping to MC all the labs. This years Labs are going to be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 11, 2019 at 3:24pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Resumonk!!

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Resumonk!!

Resumonk is a site where you can build great looking resumes and cover letters. A lot of these resumes are saved and are public on the Resumonk website. The reason…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 4, 2019 at 6:38pm — No Comments

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