3 ideas for sourcing language speakers

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[Wpis dostępny po polsku] I find a lot of updates in my LinkedIn feed addressing language speakers. Most of them refer to entry level positions where the fluency in a foreign language is really all that’s required. It continues to surprise me that so many recruiters turn to LinkedIn, of all platforms, to find those candidates. Back when I was…

How not to share job updates

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Some say social media has completely changed the way we go about recruiting people. And in many ways that’s true: candidates have so many options when it comes to interacting with companies now. They can learn about companies through their friends or colleagues easily since that’s exactly what they’ll see if they visit a company page. They can interact with…

Facebook: Recruiter’s best friend

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[Wpis dostępny po polsku] I recently wrote about why I believe recruiters should be on Twitter, even if it’s not always going to be useful for sourcing. When it comes to Facebook, you could say the problem is exactly the opposite. While a lot of recruiters have accounts on Facebook, they see that particular medium as a personal space. (Ironic,…

Twitter as a tool for recruiters, not for recruiting

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[Wpis dostępny po polsku] When I first started working in recruitment, my managers assumed I knew my way around social media because I’m a Millennial. Nothing further from the truth. Sure, I had a Facebook account, but even that was something I barely used. I had ignored LinkedIn on purpose (the only way I knew of its existence was through…

Thoughts on communities

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[Wpis dostępny po polsku] Over a year ago, when I was based in London, I set up a group called Poland Sourcing Community. To be perfectly accurate, I set it up a little earlier but that’s when things started to get a little more dynamic after we moved most of our activity from LinkedIn to Facebook. New members started joining…

Social recruiting: Introductions

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Last week once again I wrote about social recruiting and, instead of just talking about it in very general terms, I decided to write in detail about how I see social recruiting exactly. It’s not about social media, it’s not about being online. It’s just about treating other people well, regardless of whether they’re candidates or potential candidates, successful or…

Again with the social recruiting…

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My LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook feeds are full of articles about social recruiting. Anything from trying to convince recruiters that using social media is the way to go, to advice on how to use it for recruitment purposes. And it has been full of them for years, ever since I started in recruitment. I can only imagine it wasn’t too…

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…

Facebook or LinkedIn?

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I first signed up to LinkedIn on the very first day of my new job as a sourcer. I spent a couple of months discovering the platform, trying to learn something about recruitment that went beyond the initial training. I thought I was really that there’s a tool out there dedicated to professional content. And then, as I was connecting…

Sourcing Summit

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In September I had the chance to attend Sourcing Summit. A year earlier could only follow it on Twitter, and there I was presenting some of my work in front of all the people I admire in sourcing. If that doesn’t convince you anything is possible, I don’t know what will ;) I spoke about sourcing for culture fit. You…