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Books for Internet Recruitment

The publisher name and link to a purchase website is in parentheses; also see the recruiting newsletters list page.

Books that are primarily directories/resources

  • CareerXRoads by Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler (MMC Group) - Annually-updated directory of top 1,500 career sites online, plus monthly updates by email. Sites indexed by industry, free vs. fee resume searching, free vs. fee job postings, college, diversity, etc. (Unfortunately, 2004 was their last print edition, but they offer updated online access.)
  • Guide to Employment Web-Sites: The Recruiter's Edition by Peter Weddle (Weddles.com) - Annually updated, 'The Green Book' has detailed descriptions and metrics of hundreds of leading recruitment web sites. He's got some other interesting titles there, too.
  • The Recruiter's Bible by Christina Bultinck (Recruiters' World) - Guide to free online recruiting resources
Books primarily geared to methodology/tactics
  • Electronic Recruiting 101 by Shally Steckerl (Electronic Recruiters Exchange) - The first edition came out in January 2003, but it badly needed an update, so Shally was commissioned by ERE to rewrite it in early 2005.
  • The Employer's Guide to Recruiting on the Internet by Ray Schreyer & John McCarter (Impact Publications) - Great starter book, though getting dated
  • The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher by Randolph Hock & Gary Price (CyberAge Books) - Though not specifically geared to Internet recruitment, the resources and techniques directly apply to sourcing.
  • Find it Online: The Complete Guide to Online Research by Alan Schlein (Facts on Demand Press) - Now in its 4th edition, its 600 pages are more than an annotated list of thousands of web sites, it shows how to do good online research (not just for recruiting). You'll learn where the best data is on a free vs. fee website, or even offline.
  • Internet Recruiting: A Human Resource Guide to Global Sourcing by George Zambos & Kas Salazar (Pearson Custom Publishing) - but getting dated (2nd edition was published April 2000)
  • The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See by Chris Sherman & Gary Price (Information Today, Inc.) - how to tap the majority of online data that's stored in databases, also known as the "Invisible Web"
  • Online Recruiting: How To Use The Internet To Find Your Best Hires by Donna Graham (Davies-Black) - nice treatment, especially with websites and crafting online job postings, though not as deep on sourcing techniques as Steckerl's or Ling's books.
  • Poor Richard's Internet Recruiting by Barbara Ling (Top Floor Publishing) - This book distills her more expensive course, The Internet Recruiting Edge to the basics, but still covers many sourcing methods with clear examples of how to track down hard-to-find candidates.
  • Recruiter's Internet Survival Guide by John Sumser (Interbiznet.com) - How electronic recruiting works, characteristics of a great web site, industry forecasts, etc.
  • Recruiting on the Web: Smart Strategies for Finding the Perfect Candidate by Michael Foster (McGraw Hill) - Good coverage of the fundamentals. If you've been reading the AIRS newsletters over the years (the company he founded), you have a good sense of what's in this book.
  • (also check the competitive intelligence section of the course for other useful resources)
Note that we have not touched on titles related to the general (non-Internet) recruiting process, for which there are countless worthwhile resources.

This is an abbreviated version of the corresponding content from our popular Advanced Online Recruiting Techniques course, explaining methods and resources applicable to recruiting in any industry, function, geography or level. Learn more about or register for our live seminar or online course! Or return to free sample content.

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