Social Geek – The New Sourcing Tool and Rookie on The Block

There is another new sourcing tool on the block that dubs as a great resourcing tool called “Social Geek.” Social Geek is a chrome extension for referencing users and companies across multiple networking websites. Social Geek allows you to easily and quickly perform research on people you highlight and terms on websites such as; Github, Linkedin, Stack Overflow, Meetup, Quora, and Apache.

What is cool about this is it searches in places and across websites that most other tools do not. It’s also extremely easy to use. Simply highlight what you want to search, click the Social Geek button in your ribbon, and then click the place to search and there you go. In the example below I highlighted our own SourceCon editor Shannon Pritchett in Facebook. I then clicked the Social Geek button and elected to search Linkedin and the results are below.


As you can see it opened a search page with Pritchett as the search term. All I need to do is pick the right user, and there you go, simple, quick and easy. Now, of course, you can do this manually, however, doing it this way saves time and in our industry, time is money, and we all like saving money, don’t we?

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Jeremy is a Social Talent Ninja Certified Sourcing Professional who has not only received his certification but has been mentored by some of the best in the staffing industry. He is a Senior Talent Sourcer for Lockheed Martin.

Jeremy got his first hint at recruiting when he was recruited for both college and pro baseball. He then got a chance to do sourcing himself  as part of the “Search Authority.” He did this while attending college and getting his associates degree.


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