Recruiting used to be strictly a matter of newspaper ads, Rolodexes, and resumes printed on special cotton-fiber paper, but recruiters these days must be able to exploit the power of modern technology if they expect to be successful in their chosen profession.
That’s not exactly news—it seems as if everyone spends as much time as humanly possible with their computers and mobile devices. To a great extent, our social and professional lives have moved into cyberspace.
Yet, the sourcing practices of many recruiters do not fully align with this simple fact. They fail to keep pace with the rapid changes taking place in the online world—they’re still depending on Monster.com when more savvy recruiting professionals have moved on.
Fortunately, it’s not hard to upgrade one’s recruiting habits. With that in mind, we have assembled a handful of simple but effective sourcing tactics that can uncover qualified candidates often overlooked by conventional methods.