The UK Sourcers Top 10 of 2012

TenWe hope you found something useful here on the UK Sourcers blog in 2012.

We’ve not been resident at uksourcers.co.uk for quite a whole year yet, but a rundown of our most popular content seems like the thing to do.

Make sure you haven’t missed anything on this Top 10 list…

1. Your Basic Search Engine Handbook

Download this guide by Katharine Robinson (aka @TheSourceress) for all you need to know in order to improve your use of Search Engines like Google and Bing to find anything from candidates to news or leads.

2. Things Not To Do When You Join Twitter

Everyone uses Twitter in different ways – there is no right way. There are a few things that we think you should try not to do though. Read this post if you’re thinking about dipping your toe in the Twitter pond.

3. Search for LinkedIn Profiles

This is a simple Custom Search Engine that looks only for public LinkedIn profiles of people in the United Kingdom. Enter your keywords to find profiles that might have been hidden to you before.

4. Three Sites You Have Never Thought About Sourcing From

Here we looks at how you might find talent in unexpected places like Amazon, Tumblr or Wikipedia.

5. Creative Sourcing and Candidate Attraction

Katie Lowe of Cactus Search looks at the role creativity plays in candidate souring. Katie is a Marketing & Digital Media professional and gives the vacancies at Cactus Search the biggest possible reach through a cocktail of marketing and social media.

6. Live Sourcing at Reconverse

I took my laptop down to one of the fantastic Reconverse lunch events and did a live sourcing demo. This post includes a terrible video that might give you some idea of what you can find in under 15 minutes with just an internet connection.

7. LinkedIn Scrap Their Events App – Now What?

You will have noticed that LinkedIn has been changing a lot in 2012, especially since their IPO. Near the end of this year they have been rolling out new look profiles to everyone. One of the things to fall by the wayside in this profile and feature shuffle is the LinkedIn Events App. In this post we suggests some other tools you might want to check out now that this app is no more.

8. Capital Letters – The Key To Boolean Success

This post looks at one of the most common mistakes that I see in other people’s Boolean search strings. Are you making it?

9. Are You Just Starting Out As A Sourcer In The UK?

Here you’ll find a list of advice, people to follow and events to consider attending if you’ve just started out in the world of Internet sourcing.

10. The Sourcing Function – A Journey

In this post Ralph Meyer looks at how he’s helped establish a sourcing function for talent acquisition. A must-read for all in-house practitioners wondering how sourcing fits into their model.

Do get in touch if you’d like to become a guest blogger and share your tips, experiences and sourcing wisdom with the UK Sourcers community in 2013.

Image by jesperll on Flickr.

About TheSourceress

Katharine Robinson has written 98 post(s) for this blog.

Katharine (aka TheSourceress) began sourcing in April 2008 with a small Executive Search business specialising in Renewable Energy and, in March 2010, won the title of Grandmaster Sourcer at SourceCon in San Diego. Katharine has also worked in-house with Capgemini Consulting and is now working as a Freelance Consultant and Trainer.

Katharine (aka TheSourceress) began sourcing in April 2008 with a small Executive Search business specialising in Renewable Energy and, in March 2010, won the title of Grandmaster Sourcer at SourceCon in San Diego. Katharine has also worked in-house with Capgemini Consulting and is now working as a Freelance Consultant and Trainer.