Tech Searches

Source Like a Mad Scientist: Targeting Innovators Through Free Patent Sites

Patents can be a fantastic identifier of niche talent, particularly if you are looking for innovators or inventors. Transformational talent lives here, and pulling candidates who work on an original idea that turned into a patent can bring your candidate pool to another level. Steve Levy told me about Free Patents Online a…

Circle of Sourcing: Top Websites To Locate Directories

At SourceCon Fall in 2016, Lori Schifman shared with our roundtable this URL to find nurses: http://www.rncentral.com/nursing-library/careplans/100_really_useful_web_sites_for_nurses/ That was a “wow” moment for the entire table! I asked how she found it and she informed me she typically looks for “top sites” when sourcing candidates. That’s an excellent way to identify directories and…

Sourcing Tips – The Science Behind The Syntax of Publication Websites

As I mentioned at SourceCon Spring, publication websites can be a tremendous resource in producing supplementary information and scientific skill sets to the forefront. Many scientists have “skeleton” LinkedIn profiles that do not include the full representation of who they are, what they work on, or what they do. Publications can help identify niche skills…

Cracking the GitHub Code with Hiretual 3.0

By now most sourcers and recruiters have heard of Hiretual. In just a few months, it’s become one of our most used tools for sourcing candidates and unveiling contact information. It also provides sourcers with peer rankings, salary ranges, the likelihood of being available, education and experience, in popular websites such as LinkedIn,…

The Art of Building a Google Custom Search Engine – Part 3: Site Searches With a Side of URL Manipulation

In the first entry of this series, we went over some basic methods in building a Custom Search Engine (CSE) to search a specific site (like Manta.com). There are a few ways to build a CSE this way, but you may need to experiment with some Boolean syntax and manipulate a few URLs….

Secrets You May Not Know About GitHub Sourcing

If you Google “recruit on GitHub,” you will find more than ten blogs/articles/videos for this topic. I almost gave up writing something for this topic, but Dean Da Costa changed my mind. He’s a crazy geek in our community who is the so-called “search authority.” He encouraged me to dig into something deeper…

The Silicon Prairie is a Haven for Tech Workers – Recruiters Just Need to Get Them There

Luring tech talent to the heart of the U.S. — the Silicon Prairie — requires companies and recruiters rid candidates of the mindset that innovation only exists in the Silicon Valley. Tech innovation is happening everywhere, especially in those “flyover” states, and now is the time for organizations to take advantage. How the Prairie Compares It’s become…

2016 Forecasts and Predictions: More Hiring, Higher Wages, Longer Fill Times

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, though new year forecasts and predictions have to be close seconds. 2016 is no exception. Here’s a look at some of what we can expect in the months ahead: Dice, the tech career site, says almost 8 in 10 hiring managers expect to…

A New Way to Source Tech Candidates: Pay Them

Would you pay $100 to talk with a tech professional about a job? Lane Campbell and his co-founders in June believe enough recruiters will that they’re ready to begin activating the first of those who have been applying since JoinJune.com was launched at the end of August. “I think June is the next…