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How to Source Candidates on WordPress

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Did you know that 30% of the top 10 million websites are powered by WordPress? This information comes from recent data collected by W3Techs. WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. Because WordPress is free and easy to use, a lot of people are using it. Considering that the total number of active websites is estimated at over 172 million— according to a survey published by Netcraft—that means that around 75,000,000 websites are using WordPress right now. Also, around half of those sites (37,500,000) are hosted on the WordPress.com shared hosting installation. This means that around 20% of all […]

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The LinkedIn Search Trick You Might Not Know

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Not many LinkedIn users are aware of this functionality, but this is a great way to discover if anyone has mentioned your name, your project, has shared your articles and any related comments they are adding on LinkedIn. I have used this search option for some time, particularly when I want to find out who is sharing my articles. My primary use of that tool is not to track whether somebody is sharing the things I have created, but to track when they are shared, who is sharing them, and what others are saying in response. This tool also helps […]

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How to Find Candidates on Medium.com

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Wikipedia describes Medium as an online publishing platform developed by Evan Williams launched in August 2012. The platform is an example of social journalism, having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers on Medium, and is regularly regarded as a blog host. Medium.com is one of my favorite sources of the best articles I have found on the internet. I already shared in my book that I read articles on Medium daily and nothing has changed after a year. It’s still one of my best sources of inspiration. Sourcing I was thinking of […]

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Don’t Get Trapped In The Filter Bubble

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If I was to ask you which search engine you use every day or which search engine you use when you are sourcing, I am quite confident that your answer would be Google. Am I right? Google is a great search engine, but, as I mentioned in my book, in the chapter titled “Google: Candidates and Different Locations,” when you search on Google, the results are different based on your current location. For example, if you would like to see the same results as a person in London but you are located in Berlin, you will need to be physically […]

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How long does a recruiter look at your resume?

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The most challenging part of applying for a job is obtaining an interview and getting the chance to talk to your employer in person. But you need to send your resume first and hope that it is good enough to land you that interview. You see, employers, especially big corporations, receive a high number of resumes when they announce an open position. As you may suspect, the employer doesn’t have the time to read all the resumes that come in, so they will be quickly scanned in order to see if a candidate is worth a more in-depth analysis. This […]

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Recruitment isn’t a 9 to 5 job, it’s 24/7

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The work of a recruiter goes beyond the expected nine-to-five hassle of corporate life. Most recruiters put their sweat and toil into getting the right candidate. It’s no surprise that many recruiters begin each day well planned, only to end up in complete disarray as many unexpected activities spring up and nearly drive them insane. Unfortunately, many job seekers see recruiters as annoying or unnecessary intermediaries for their next job. But the reality is quite different. Although the recruiting process looks like merely matching people with available job openings, a lot of strategic, personal and analytic skills go into managing […]

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Making excuses is easy, making improvements isn’t

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We all are looking for excuses, some of us just from time to time, and some of us more often than others. Recruitment is full of excuses even if we are not ready to admit it publicly. Many recruiters in the industry today get a bad rap. And most of the time these issues, which give them a bad name, are self-inflicted. Instead of finding improvements to overcome these problems, they bring up excuses—as an easier escape route. But you might be thinking, So what? Everybody gives excuses. That doesn’t make the next guy better than me. I am doing the […]

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Recruiting is Full of Innovation

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Every day we are bombarded by the news that something new was made or developed. New methods were discovered; a new process we need to follow; we hear almost everywhere that our world is evolving and that some things become old while new things emerge and make our lives better. And many people are more than happy to embrace new things as they make our lives more comfortable, allowing us to work more efficiently and enjoy better use of our resources. It is enough to take a look at how technology has advanced, and we will understand what new and […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Share Your Content

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SourceCon Budapest 2018 was a first SourceCon conference in Europe and one amazing event. This conference is built by amazing people who like to share, and because I also like to share, choosing the topic for my speech was a no-brainer. My presentation had a name: “Share Your Knowledge to Gain Knowledge.” I strongly believe that sharing is still the best way of learning and remembering things and that sharing is a critically fundamental human trait. We have been sharing for longer than we can remember, and this is also the way we have obtained most of our knowledge and skills in […]

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How to Use Flicker to Source Candidates

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Wikipedia describes Flickr (pronounced “flicker”) as an image hosting service and video hosting service. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004. It has changed ownership several times and has been owned by SmugMug since April 2018. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs and an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media. And it’s also an interesting source of candidates that are not widely used by sourcers. And because you are reading this article, you are among […]

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