Here are the job requirements I saw for an expert sourcer:
At least five years of experience in sourcing technical talent using the Internet, including advanced search strings, power searching, and deep research.
Experience with targeted networking, including a demonstrated ability to leverage blogs and chat rooms to find the right information quickly.
Strong Internet savvy, including knowledge of where to look and how to leverage the nuances of different job boards and search engines.
A proven ability to develop and execute a sourcing strategy to find resumes and generate names, including experience with:
Advanced Boolean Internet searching and Powersearching.
Mining and engaging in professional and social networks, viral networks, and new groups such as blogs, newsgroups, listservs, web logs, etc.
Utilizing automated searching tools for name generation.
Subscribing to and mining specialty/niche resume databases as appropriate.
Subscribing to and monitoring sources of employment intelligence, such as Indeed, SimplyHired, Twitter Jobcast, etc
In other words, some employers want more from a recruiter than to just post jobs on the Internet, search candidates on Monster and CareerBuilder, and wait for candidate to apply. But, hey if that works, why not do it.
I discovered this new website called jobble. It matches freelance seekers to employers looking for freelancers. I have not tested them. Although they do have a drawback in that a freelancer can only sign up if they download the app. So it is not possibel to use on a desktop.
In recruiting you really need patience. It is hard to be successful.If you rush a project too much. If you expect too much too soon from a new worker. If you expect to fill a position with the first candidate you submit.
Timely feedback from Employers This is paramount. We certainly understand your concern when you do not receive timely feedback from employers about candidates submitted by you. We are addressing this on a couple of fronts.
A. We are going to hold employers accountable from a system and process standpoint for specific turn-around time at each stage of the hiring process. Employers who do not play by the rules will not be welcome on the platform. The community provides a valuable service on a success based fee structure and we only want to work with employers who are serious about filling these roles and providing timely feedback.
B. Anytime a candidate is rejected - the feedback will be immediately available to the Independent Recruiter and will include the reason for rejection. This way the recruiters engaged on job have timely feedback that they can work with.
C. We will limit the number of resumes we submit to a given employer for a particular position, unless we see timely feedback on the candidates already submitted.
D. Our Account Management team will work closely with the employers to educate them about your concerns and get their commitment to work as true partners in the process.
Craigslist has decided to stop all free job postings. This includes all locations, not just the big cities. Even in the smallest and most remote areas like Maine, Craigslist now charges at a minimum $15.
This will forever change the recruiting landscape.
This maybe a new cool development. But I just posted a job on Indeed.com. It looks like it is for free. It requires a company name and email address. We will see how it goes. This indeed posting completely works. I posted it a couple hours ago and I already have several applications - all for free.