Diversity Sourcing Part 3

As promised, I will now continue with part 3 of the 4 part Diversity Sourcing series. We already looked at Women and Hispanic so now let's focus on African American. As I said in my previous post remember diversity sourcing is a very special skill. You need to have knowledge of were to search or as I have said in my " Top Ten Rules for Successful Internet Sourcers " post, you need to do your research. Below are some key words and phrases you can add to any boolean search string that will increase your chances of finding diverse candidates. For the purposes of this and future posting I am focusing on; Women, Hispanic, African American, Native American. So on to the key words and phrases;

African American



National Society of Black Engineers

North Carolina Central University

National Society of Black MBAs

Prairie View A&M University

Norfolk State University

Stillman College

Other Terms:

Philander Smith College

African American*

Tuskegee University


Howard University

Morehouse College

Black Fraternities/Sororities:

Spelman College

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Xavier University of Louisiana

Alpha Phi Alpha

Morgan State University

Delta Sigma Theta

University of Maryland – Eastern Shore

Kappa Alpha Psi

Johnson C. Smith University

Omega Psi Phi

North Carolina A&T State University

Phi Beta Sigma

Bethune – Cookman College

Sigma Gamma Rho

Albany State University

Zeta Phi Beta

Morris Brown University

Chicago State University

Dillard University

Coppin State College

Tougaloo College

Mississippi Valley State University

Lincoln University

Lane College

Remember as I said in my "Words and Phrases to recruit by!!!" blog post, go beyond the basics. Were ever you see an abbreviation being used also spell it out, it will improve you search results.

Remember this is very easy just take your boolean search string and add on any of the above words or phrases.

example, form my "If You Build It, They Will Come: the story of a successful Boolean search string!!" blog posting, you have the below. Simply add the part in red and you have a search string that will pull up women that fit all the requirements in the string.

(title:resume OR title:CV OR title:bio OR title:homepage OR url:resume OR resume) AND NOT (job OR "career opportunity" OR "equal opportunity employer" OR "employment at" OR EOE OR "employment opportunity" OR opening OR "submit resume" OR "your resume" OR "sample resume" OR "career development" OR classified OR book OR books) AND(Cryptography OR Biometric OR Security OR firewall) AND (Symantec OR Microsoft OR Norton OR McAfee) And ("Software Engineer" OR "Software Developer" etc...) And (C++ OR C etc...) And ("National Society of Black Engineers ")

In one of my next posting we will look at Native Americans as our next diversity sourcing subject.

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