One of the most important skills of a sourcer is the ability to search based on how people write about themselves online. People describe themselves in many ways and this will lead us to different sources:-
“I love Java”
– this search leads us to a forum called WebHostingTalk
“I’m a * Engineer”
with keywords manufacturing or mechanical – this leads us to umpteen potential sources including flat rental sites and employer sites.
“Call me on”
with phrase “Sales Director” – leads us to profiles containing telephone numbers.
A good example of this recently has been when I’ve ran a search for a Hadoop guy or girl. Running this search:-
Leads me to:-
Some very simple examples that highlights the importance of language in your candidate search. Why not pull together a crib sheet as a reference point?