If you want to learn how to get sourced, stand out and impress recruiters, you first have to understand how they search for candidates.
In order to play this job search game, it helps if you understand how recruiting works. Why? You want to reverse engineer the process so you can give recruiters what they are looking for. Isn’t your end game to get invited for an interview for a job that you haven’t applied to yet?
Learn how to get sourced, stand out and impress recruiters and hiring managers! This summary includes articles on how create a more magnetic LinkedIn profile, how to impress your next interviewer and more!
RECRUITING & SOURCING
Recruiting is different from sourcing. (And these terms can often mean different things to different people). Recruiting tends to involve the larger process of screening through hiring candidates. Sourcing tends to focus more on proactively researching and finding candidates.
I think it’s important for you to understand the process and logic recruiters and sourcers use and these two posts should shed some light on the topics. Let me encourage you to read other articles on ERE and by Irina so you can learn even more about the complexities of recruiting and sourcing.
How To Recruit On Facebook by Ninh Tran | ERE
Facebook groups are a goldmine for talent according to this article. And it isn’t the first time I’ve heard this. Tran writes:
[Facebook] is the single best resource for new graduate and entry-level roles across industries, especially in software engineering, UI/UX graphic design, human resources, and product management.
How To Source on About.me by Irina Shamaeva
Shamaeva is one of the most highly respected sourcers. Her post explains how to use “deep web search” and “X-Ray search” to mine About.me for specific skills, etc. Her tips should help you understand why it is important to have a profile on About.me (I’ve written about it before here)
5 Tips for Personal Branding on LinkedIn by Kendrick Mendiola | Social-Hire
See real examples of super LinkedIn profiles and get inspired to change yours! These tips helped one executive recruiting agency increase the number of views to staff profiles 2.73x in one month.
How to Leave a Strong Lasting Impression in Your Job Interview by Veronica Wright | CareerCloud
This post has four actionable tips you can start doing right now that will certainly impress your next interviewer!