The recruiter workbook is a self-learning publication for recruiters who would like to dive into sourcing. The workbook focuses both on technical aspects of sourcing as well as communicating with candidates. With comments from global sourcing experts such as Karen Azulai, Irina Shamaeva and Ondrej Prochazka, it’s a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to brush up their sourcing skills.
LINKEDIN AS THE PRIMARY TOOL FOR SOURCERS
Introduction to LinkedIn
10 steps to a professional LinkedIn account
How to build your network
How to engage your audience on LinkedIn
How to measure results
COMMUNICATING WITH CANDIDATES
Why is communicating with potential candidates so difficult?
Personalised message or a ready-made template?
Introducing sourcing personas and individual motivation
How to read a potential candidate’s profile?
The search engine
AND operator – narrowing down the results
OR operator – expanding results
NOT operator – excluding results
Boolean Search and X-Ray Search
Natural language search
How to build an X-Ray Search query
Examples of applying X-Ray Search
X-Ray Search on LinkedIn
X-Ray Search on Xing
X-Ray Search on GitHub
THE SOURCING PROCESS
Preparing for the sourcing process
Forecasting recruitment needs
Raising a requisition
Analysing recruitment needs
Briefing with the hiring manager
How to continue communication
ORGANISING WORK AND MEASURING RESULTS
Organising work as a sourcer
Measuring the results of sourcing activities
WHY ISN’T YOUR SEARCH STRING WORKING?
The most common errors in Google searches
The most common errors on LinkedIn