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Sourcers are sexy and here is why

Aug 11, 2014

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I think sourcers are sexy. In the past months, especially after attending Sourcing Summit Europe, I’ve been trying to figure out why I find sourcers so much sexier than ‘the average recruiter’..

  • Sourcers are sexy and here is why.
  • I nd sourcers sexy. In the past months, especially a7er a8ending Sourcing Summit Europe*, Ive been trying to gure out why I nd sourcers to be so much more sexy than the average recruiter.. *Best recruitment event ever organised by @PhillipTusing
  • Robert Tornabe, a plasGc surgeon, once wrote in a blog post: It is my conten-on that certain nega-ve characteris-cs of one's personality can actually make that person less a9rac-ve and less physically appealing.
  • I am not a genius, but I think this also means that certain posiGve characterisGcs can make a person more a8racGve and more physically appealing.
  • So, what are those characterisGcs of sourcers that I (apparently) like so much?
  • 1. Sourcers share. They share: Knowledge Network Tips Tools Tricks Hacks. They truly believe that by sharing they will gain more than by keeping everything for themselves.
  • 2. Sourcers are thorough. If you hear @TheBalazs talking about what you should know before you start recruiGng, youll know what I mean. 99% of the recruiters I know, dont know in-country specics, dont do cost of living comparisons or use social plaWorms that are used locally (because everybody is on LinkedIn, right?!).
  • 3. Sourcers are nerds. If you didnt know yet nerd is the new sexy. And if you havent seen the hacks sourcers use to get more data they can use to nd the best candidate and what kind of boolean strings they build someGmes to get proles that really match the job yet - youll be amazed when you do.
  • 4. Sourcers really add value. Because they know the market they can really help businesses get the best talent available to get maximum business impact. Thats a li8le dierent from lling jobs isntt it?
  • 5. Sourcers are charming. They know how to engage and move people: If you hear @jimstroud talking about how much eort he puts in geang to know a candidate or @socialtalent about how he nds out what is the right message, when is the right Gme and what is the right channel youll nd out these people are real charmers.* *They are the type of men you dont really noGce in a bar unGl they leave with the nicest lady..
  • 6. Sourcers are creaGve. @AndreMploy from SpoGfy for example builds playlists to approach candidates with..
  • 7. Sourcers are passionate. They really want to deliver, they actually really enjoy what they are doing. Energy you get from listening to people like @braingain is very dierent from the energy you get from talking with average people in recruitment.
  • Great news: Sourcers are here to stay Due to globalizaGon and increasing mismatch between supply and demand of skills, there is and will be a lot of work in the future for sourcers. A lot of things in the recruiGng process like adverGsing and assessing (interviews suck) can be done by technology now, but nding people and especially knowing how to move them from not knowing about a job and a company to being enthusiasGc and willing to talk about that job and with that company is something we sGll need humans for - and will for a very long Gme.
  • Next event Phillip has promised me he will organise another event in Amsterdam in September 2014. Be there! In the next post Ill show some of the Gps, tools and tricks the speakers at Sourcing Summit Europe shared that will get you ahead. Next blog
  • Please, feel free to connect with me wherever you want and feel free to ask me anything: E-mail rene@onrecruit.nl WhatsApp +31-611604603 Twi8er twi8er.com/renebolier LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/renebolier Facebook facebook.com/renebolier Google+ plus.google.com/+renbolier Slideshare Slideshare.net/renebolier Instagram instagram.com/renebolier If you would like to know more about sourcing: I am not one of the sourcing experts, but I know a lot of them. So feel free to connect with me and Ill be happy to connect you with them.