Sourcing News From Around the Web

Here at SourceCon, we scour the internet daily for news relevant to recruiting and sourcing professionals. Below is a recap of recent news from around the web that recruiters and sourcers should read.

TorSearch Offers Private Search of the Deep Web – GigaOM – TorSearch has indexed 130,000 sites involved in the Tor Project.

Facebook Graph Search Now Lets You Search for Posts, Status Updates, Check-ins, Comments – SearchEngineWatch – A few updates to graph that will help you identify the right candidates.

4 Ways to Write LinkedIn Messages That Actually Get Read – Mashable – Increase candidate engagement outreach by applying some of these techniques.

Is Boolean Search Boring and Less Effective than Semantic Search? – BooleanBlackBelt – The search engines are moving to semantic search. Does that mean sourcers should rely on semantic search or should we still be using Boolean? Read this post for Glen Cathey’s thoughts on the issue.

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Cold Calling is Still Hot – ERE – This article on ERE.net discusses how many recruiters have forgotten how to cold call. In my opinion, if you’re a sourcer or recruiter and you don’t use the phone, you’re missing out.

YouTube enlists Google+ to Fix the World’s Worst Comments – The Verge – Why does this matter? Google+ is currently the second largest social network. Requiring Youtube (the third largest social network) users to have a G+ account to comment greatly increases the number of people with Google+ accounts. Still questioning why you should source candidates from Google+?

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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.

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