How to Find Candidates on

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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. 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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Why Transparency is Important in Employer Branding

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Transparency matters to your employer brand. The reputation of your organization as an employer is your employer brand. The difference between an empty nest and a flow of talented candidates also depends on how strong your employer brand is. Top-tier candidates, no matter which post they’re looking to fill, want a clear understanding of your business. There are many competitive job options available. It’s the transparency of your employer brand that will influence their decision. When choosing their future employers, talented job seekers are now exercising greater discretion. The information age has not only helped consumers researching products before purchase […]

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Five simple ways to get rid of annoying recruiters once and for all

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Are you getting so many LinkedIn invites that you wish to delete your LinkedIn profile? Then I will show you five easy tricks to limit the number of invitations you receive and hide your LinkedIn profile from recruiters. Disclaimer: If you follow any of this advice, you could miss a great job opportunity (especially from me) ;), and your profile is still not going to be 100% invisible. Even if you delete your LinkedIn profile, your data is already on the internet, and there is always a possibility that recruiters will find you. Five Ways to Limit the Number of LinkedIn […]

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