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.