Where Do You Want to Find Job Seekers?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Networking, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn.  It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a …

It’s Been 20 Years…Where Is Online Sourcing Now?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

It’s interesting as a working mother when pivotal career moments time with my children.  My middle child was the impetus for my career in sourcing.  I had been testing the water of online sourcing, digging into chat rooms, religiously using Online Career Center, and had some marked success in hiring Applications and Sales Engineers for my employer in the telecommunication …

You source? You recruit? You should listen to THIS podcast.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Podcast, Sourcing

This is my new favorite podcast….AirSource. Featuring the one and only Katharine Robinson, a legendary sourcer, trainer and of course notable SourceCon Grandmaster. Killing it with a British accent and an NPR-like (think BBC Hour) delivery, Katharine’s new podcast brings to light the new and notable regarding sourcing and the tools used. Light, yet knowledgeable, AirSource provides tips like saving your …

What Happens When An Old School Sourcer Returns To The Game?

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

I don’t get to listen to the Recruiting Animal Show has often as I like, but I try to catch it whenever the guest is sourcing-focused.  On January 6th (link to the show here), the guest featured was Jeremy Langhans.  I’m a bit of a fan when it comes to Jeremy, having seen him speak at one of the many …

Is Employment Branding The Next Key Skill of the Super Sourcer?

Kelly Dingee Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Ahhh… Employment Branding (EB)—the most buzzed-about phrase in recruiting today and a hell of a lot more sexy than Candidate Experience (CE). It’s so interesting—this meld of Social Media, Recruiting and Marketing. It’s the intro, the “How You Doin’?” moment versus the “do the right thing” check and balance concept of CE. If you listen to anyone talk about it, any …

Let Your Sourcer Be All They Can Be…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Have you seen this tweet from one of my favorite people at FOT?             I love it. You’d think I’d be pissed—at least mildly irritated. This is one of those lines similar to some of the others I’ve seen in the digital world of Twitter, Facebook and blogs. A constant flow of neener-neener between recruiting …

How to Source Lesson 3: Know Your Operators

Kelly Dingee Communication, HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

So you’ve found a mentor and you’ve worked on being a conversationalist, but now it’s time to talk sourcing online. I recently posed a question on Sourcecon.qa for a friend on whether or not Sourcing Cert’s were still important. When I transitioned to sourcing from being a recruiting generalist, cert’s lended credibility and enabled me to walk in and say I …

I Am So Over The “B Word”

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

And by that I mean “Boolean.” There are Boolean groups, Boolean blogs, Boolean trainers.  There’s probably a Boolean 12 Step Program as well in a city near you. There are people that critique Boolean, with no Boolean expertise.  There are people who speak of it’s demise.  Which is odd, because it’s logic and then you can run in a circle …