In part 4 of my Sourcecon posts, we will discuss the things that came from the George Bool track and general sessions. We will deal with day 2 in this post.
Leading off day 2 of the George Bool and the general session was Stacy Zapar. Stacy spoke a lot about 2007 and how things were then, a lot of job boards etc. Then she talks about the intake meeting and going beyond the basics as well as communication with your clients and hiring managers. Also time management and communication with candidates.

Tyler Golden was up next and he spoke about research as a service (RAAS). Basically, it was about what his company Red Hat does, their sourcing/research model etc.

Steve Levy the master of disaster was up next and spoke about “The CoURAGEous SOURCer”. Basically, the message here was to be courageous enough to do what is right, not what is easy. Have the courage to stand up to your hiring manager when needed.

David Galley- “To AND, OR NOT to AND” is not the Question. Nice play on words. This is all about questioning everything, and most importantly asking the right questions and looking for the right things. An example e is not looking for what but who. He does mention looking at directories and hosting sites such as Lanyrd, Sched, mostly using the site: command or xraying.

Brain Fink was next up talking about messengers and messages. So lots of boolean used the usual stuff. Some tools; duckduckgo, google, rapportive, A9, etc. The big thing is using Amazon to search for what you are looking for then going after the author of books. Find on Facebook, connect on Facebook and then hack the wishlist on Amazon. Basically, find those who make comments or wishlists on item relevant to what they do. Then more on x-raying into messaging apps like; slack, google hangouts, skype etc.

Will Staney, who took us on a journey from 1970s pre-web to today's web 3.0 and AI. The key for the here and now is “The Humanization of Recruiting”. Otherwise known as Personalization.

Last up, me – Dean Da Costa. Tools and sites I spoke about; Elucify, Dataminer, Hiretual, LeadIQ, Toodr, Blockspring, Loxo, Testio,, Mosaictrack, joblint,, Geotrack, innovately and googlesheets, Discovered, Seekout, ICWATCH, Get Coder, TruePeopleSearch, and Elite People Search. The overall theme was Find-find the candidates, Capture-grab the data, Enhance-enhance the data you have to get more including emails and phone, Contact- email them. Then Rince and repeat with the only thing needing to change is where you search.

That’s all for Part 4. Until next week when we do day 1 of the Programming track.


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Comment by John T. Sloan on October 24, 2017 at 10:58am

Bool is spelled Boole and Rince is Rinse :) Other than that, nice job Dean!


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