How to search through your LinkedIn network for free?

While a lot of recruiters have been quite negative about some of the changes introduced by LinkedIn, it’s still their number one source of candidates (or at the very least their favourite place to hang out online). The truth is, it’s still a great product for those who know how to use it well and if you bother to track…

Our first sourcing meetup in Krakow

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Last week I organised (inspired by similar events taking place abroad) the very first sourcing meetup in Kraków through the group I manage, Poland Sourcing Community. I’ve been thinking about doing this for months, but I wanted to make sure everything goes smoothly so I took my time with the preparations. We found a free space to meet at (thanks iTechcloud…

Who do you know…? Asking for referrals

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I recently read an interesting discussion about asking potential candidates for referrals. All of it started with a poll asking recruiters how many messages they exchange with candidates before they ask for referrals. Personally, I believe it’s not really about the number of messages at all. Back when I sourced candidates for a living, I’d quite often ask potential candidates…

Tips for hopeless networkers

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As much as I enjoy attending all sorts of events, I am definitely not an “in person networker” by nature. Some people seem to be able to move through the room spending a couple of minutes chatting to each person, whether they’re someone they’ve met before or a new connection. They go home and without any effort remember all of…

Using candidate personas

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I’ve suggested in one of my previous blogs that you can use candidate personas to better understand your target groups. It’s a very effective tool whether you’re working on your employer branding strategy or recruiting for a specific role with the expectation of bringing in results quickly. Once you’ve practiced it a little, the process is quite simple and quick and I’ve…

A case against open networking

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If the title sounds familiar, it’s because I wrote this piece a while ago as a guest blog for a friend. Since it no longer appears online in the original form, I decided to refresh it a little and add a couple of tips in there I hope you’ll find useful! Let me know your thoughts in the comments :)…

re(a)lationships

realationship

There’s a tendency that I find quite surprising in today’s society to depreciate relationships formed through the use of technology rather than face to face interaction. A tendency expressed by the juxtaposition of virtual and real, resulting in a very false impression that the single fact we are in the same room with someone is the main factor determining the quality…