Resolve to Read More Books With the SourceCon Book Club in 2015

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I love to read. I normally read mystery novels and police procedurals. In 2015, I plan to increase the number of professional books I read. I know, there are benefits to reading fiction, but I need to make an effort to read more books that will help me grow as a sourcing and recruiting professional. That said, we’re starting a SourceCon Book Club and I hope you’ll join us. I have no illusions that this will be as big as Zuckerberg’s new book club. However, I can promise you that all the books we read will benefit you as a talent acquisition professional.

The first book the SourceCon Book Club will read is Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking by Chris Hadnagy. Chris is the Chief Human Hacker at Social Engineer, Inc. His book is a must read for any sourcer and I’m excited to dive into it with the group! If you made it to SourceCon in New York City, you’ll remember hearing Chris present. Since Chris is a friend of SourceCon, he joined our Facebook group and said he would be willing to jump into our discussion of the book as needed. On a side note, Chris’ partner at Social Engineer, Inc., Michele Fincher, will be speaking at SourceCon in March. Reading this book will be great preparation for her session.

How the book club will work

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During 2015 we will read 4 books. All discussions will take place in the SourceCon Facebook Group. The first discussions will start on January 15th. We will move into our second book (to be determined) in late March.

Order your copy of  Chris Hadnagy’s book today. Let us know you’ll be participating in the book club by commenting on this post in our Facebook group and sending this tweet.

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


9 Comments on “Resolve to Read More Books With the SourceCon Book Club in 2015

  1. I love that this is the first book 🙂 May I also recommend Trust, by Francis Fukuyama… a great global look into how people do business with one another across multiple cultures and countries. It’s an economics book but has many applications to what we do in sourcing!

  2. Love the idea of the SourceCon book club! Getting ready for Dallas in September, it might make sense to include “BulletProof Branding” on the list – this title takes a look at how brands like Cargill, Cisco and the Huffington Post are going beyond social to create more meaningful and authentic engagement. Here’s a quick video introduction:

  3. Yes social engineering is a really good book. Gota get it asap!!

    Now reading “Find out anything from anyone anytime” by James O Pyle, Human Intelligence Officer for US Army, expertise in Defense Language Institute, US Army Intelligence Centre & Joint Intelligence at the Pentagon.

    Great book to find anything out from anyone anytime!!

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