|Resources from Glenn Gutmacher:
Below are some additional resource sites (not coding-related) that should particularly interest aspiring sourcers:
Some must-read blogs/websites:
- RecruitingDaily: Get a free Insider account for all this and more: 12 Days of Sourcing (scroll down) great how-to's, quarterly free HRTX events, many articles, webinars, podcasts, etc.
- Dean Da Costa's Search Authority tools blog is regularly updated - particularly check out his comprehensive sets of search sites since broken up into parts to load faster: part 2, part 3, part 4, and Google custom search engines utopia and Search engine utopia, his prolific YouTube video series on new sourcing tools plus he frequently posts RecruitingBlogs, too.
If you like Facebook, these sourcing groups are more active than LinkedIn groups from a learning perspective:
Some useful free tools:
- the latest boolean search discoveries in Boolean Strings blog by Irina Shamaeva (she also offers fee-based training, but even the blog alone is great)
- the detailed how-to posts and well-researched sourcing resource docs on Wizard Sourcer by Jonathan Kidder are continuing to be produced regularly in the 2020s (he writes many full length e-books and also has a nifty free Chrome extension called Recruiter Wand and offers fee-based training)
- SourceCon, the entity that has been running sourcing conferences since 2007, has blog posts at least twice a week by a wide range of contributors. (SourceCon is one of 8 recruitment-related blogs recommended in this 2018 post, and I agree with these choices.)
- the detailed how-to explanations in the blogposts by the Boolean Blackbelt, Glen Cathey
Many sourcing folks offer video tutorials (and even full length webinars). Here are some faves:
More stuff that's hard to categorize:
- Free Sourcing Tools was created by Pierre Andre-Fortin and Guillaume Alexandre (the latter also launched his own comprehensive paid sourcing course in 2022)
- Recruit'em is a free "x-ray" tool, meaning
it leverages the major search engines to target results on particular websites. Recruit'em focuses on the people-rich sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
- Advangle is similar to Recruit'em
- Susanna Frazier's blog has lots of useful sourcing resources
- The folks at MatcHR offered a great free webinar series (use the signup for to ask them for links to the webinars)
- the sourcing training resources (some are fee-based) of Social Talent, particularly their free boolean string builder (also see founder Johnny Campbell's presentations on Slideshare)
- several recruitment vendors that have useful info on their blogs. A few of note are Lever's blog, Entelo's blog and for recruitment marketing content in particular Beamery's blog and Smashfly's blog. Also check for other resources on these sites, such as free webinars.
- sourcing tool vendor HireEZ (formerly Hiretual) also hosts sourcing webinars regularly by strong outside presenters, though they make it a bit hard to find the recordings, so try Wayback Machine on their URL.
- When they re-open it, the free sourcing courses from AmazingHiring are worthwhile
- Vince's Sourcing Recruitment blog hasn't been updated in a few years, but much of the info is still useful
- similarly, Willem Wijnans only posts occasionally, but many are archived on Medium, etc. here
- Once you get good at sourcing, practice your skills to get even better at Jan Tegze’s Sourcing Games (he also wrote the comprehensive sourcing book Full Stack Recruiter)