Sourcing and recruiting go hand in hand, because both are dependent on the other in an important way. For recruiters to make a hire they need the talents of a Sourcer.

But when all else fails, it is good to know that there are still more ways that haven’t yet been discovered or tried and tested.

If you weren’t aware of this or if you are realising it now then this article is definitely for you.

If one wishes to be a good sourcer than it is absolutely essential that you learn to think out of the box. So here’s, “5 Out of the Box Sourcing Tips” to help you get started.

Begin by using Snapchat

This can be a great tool, to get applicants engaged in the job hunt. As a Sourcer or recruiter you can use this app to invite applicants to follow up via Snapchat. This can be done by integrating a feature that will send an email to candidates who have applied for the post during the process you get a candidate’s attention.

Get the Attention of Press

This is another way by which you can market the company, especially if you’ve conducted some kind of recruitment event. People will respond as your company is known via press. This will automatically improve the response, now that people are aware of your company.

Search in Blogging Websites

Another excellent way to search for tech talent is via searching blogging websites apart from popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. This is possible because these days you have professionals from different spectrums utilising their written talents in blogs and company websites to market their products. These mediums are suitable to capture talented individuals, as you get relevant information about the person. Since they are showcasing their skills and portfolios you are likely to get a positive reply from these individuals, especially if they are seeking a job change.

Utilise LinkedIn’s Connected App

This amazing app helps you to form connections by sourcing candidates that are suitable for the post and prompts you to connect with them if you haven’t already. This is a very handy tool for sourcing if you’re not using a CRM (Customer Relationship Management). The app helps you to scout that hard to find candidate that we as recruiters and sourcer find very hard to catch.

Pick up the Phone and make that call

Yes, I know it sounds ridiculous but it’s not. Here’s why, the current trend of social media recruiting has revolutionised the way recruitment is conducted nowadays. Hence, most recruiters and sourcers prefer this method over the simple, yet, effective one. It is a fact that people respond well to personalised methods of communication as against social networking sites.

Therefore, why not think out of the box, and use it to your advantage for recruiting candidates with the desired qualities and calibre, instead of giving our competitors and upper hand. Besides, why not be the first to discover alternatives that haven’t yet been tried and tested. This will indefinitely affect the candidate’s selection process and in the process tip the scales in our favour. So here’s something to give you that push, Everyone is born with an instinct of success, and ability to make it, but only the ones who think out of the box succeed.” - Unarine Ramar.  Are you convinced yet? I hope so.

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