At #SourceCon discussing Sourcing in 2007 vs Sourcing in 2017

I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Jeremy Langhans of Paired Sourcing. We discussed what he’s been up to since the very first SourceCon in 2007, how sourcing has evolved since then and what recruiters and sourcers should be doing now. Plus, I learn about a cool tool – TalentSwiper. Listen in now or suffer from #FOMO.

ABOUT JEREMY LANGHANS

Jeremy is the Co-Founder and Principal Growth Hacker of Paired Sourcing. Connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/digitalfunk/

Download TalentSwiper at: https://buff.ly/2yNpgPL

ABOUT SOURCECON

SourceCon is the place to learn about tools and strategies to make your sourcing faster, with better results. You’ll learn from experts who have been in the trenches and know how to find THAT candidate. Come prepared to join the conversation and practice, in real-time, the strategies and methodologies shared by our speakers to ensure immediate impact when you return to your office. Find out more at: http://www.sourcecon.com

Chatting about chatbots with Wade and Wendy at #SourceCon

I had the distinct pleasure of chatting about chatbots with the crew from Wade and Wendy between sessions at the SourceCon 10th anniversary conference in Austin, TX. We discussed chatbots, AI, how recruiting and sourcing is morphing and oh, so much more! Tune in or suffer #FOMO.

ABOUT WADE AND WENDY

Wade & Wendy is an AI-Powered Recruitment Conversation Platform. We deploy automated conversations across the recruiting process to increase engagement, optimize workflows and inform decisions. Wendy is an AI recruiting chatbot that joins teams to expand their recruiting bandwidth. Her current capabilities include personalized qualifying conversations, profile enrichment, and intelligent filtering. Wendy learns from each engagement, to expand her capabilities over time, becoming a more valuable member of the recruiting organization. Find out more at: http://www.wadeandwendy.ai

ABOUT SOURCECON

SourceCon is the place to learn about tools and strategies to make your sourcing faster, with better results. You’ll learn from experts who have been in the trenches and know how to find THAT candidate. Come prepared to join the conversation and practice, in real-time, the strategies and methodologies shared by our speakers to ensure immediate impact when you return to your office. Find out more at: http://www.sourcecon.com

How To Find (More) Female Engineers on LinkedIn

I was pleasantly surprised to get a shout-out from fellow comics geek and SourceCon superfan – Jess Roberts. Jess recapped one of the strategies I shared at the SourceCon Atlanta meetup last month. (Good times!) Basically, it was all about finding female engineers on LinkedIn.

female software developer

After skimming the article, I quickly scrolled down to the comments to see what other strategies my fellow sourcers have suggested. Alas, I saw none, then again, the article just posted. So, as I wait with abated breath to discover new tactics from the sourcing community, I will throw one more tip out there.

Search the term, “on maternity leave.” Yeah, simple I know. How many men are on “maternity leave” these days? I would guess none. At this writing, there are 1,861 results.

How to find female software developers on LinekdIn

As you may have noticed, on the bottom right side of the image, I refined my search by only those in the “Information Technology” and “Computer Software” services. At this writing, there are 1,861 results! Refine the search further by adding titles. See for yourself here > http://j.mp/2vfHTdG

If I add “software developer” to the “Title” section of my search, I get 18 female software developers.

If I add “software engineer” to the Title, I get 43 results.

A search for programmer gets me 8 results.

I add a tech word like java, I get 4 results.

If I refine my search to only those women in the USA with the title of developer or engineer, further refined by IT and software industry I get a whopping 53 results.  If I remove the industry restrictions, I get 139 results. Hmm… Not a lot of results with this search but, some options to recruit nonetheless.

So, what do you think of this strategy? Let me know in the comments below or better yet, on the SourceCon blog with Jess’ blog post.

Until the next SourceCon event in Austin, TX (whoop-whoop), happy hunting!

Jim

Good times at the 1st SourceCon ATL Meetup!

What an AWESOME time I had presenting at the 1st SourceCon ATL Meetup yesterday. I shared a lot of soucing hacks but more importantly, I learned from the attendees as we shared cool tools, hacks and strategies in an open, sharing environment. Big thanks to CareerBuilder who sponsored the event, generously kept everyone fed, gave away prizes and kept the adult beverages flowing. Here are a couple of tweets from the event. Yay!

And where does this QR code point to? Hmm… I wonder.

QR code to somewhere