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Sourcer of Love Seeks Software Stunner
Every Sourcer knows they must utilize multiple diverse resources if they want to stay ahead of the competition. As many of us have frustratingly come to realize, using various methods to find new candidates is only one part of the sourcing equation. In order to truly be competitive, one must also be able to independently identify new sources of candidates.
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This issue has recently been causing me a bit of a sourcing-existential crisis: Where else am I going to find people that nobody else is already pillaging? I always hit the job boards, I constantly use LinkedIn, I am not afraid to use Facebook’s Graph Search, I love search engines, I scour Twitter and blogs, I’ve examined patents, read journal articles and white papers, watched video resumes, and conducted image searches. What else can there possibly be?