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Inside the mind of a career sourcer

Reactive sourcing is becoming a thing of the past. The modern career Sourcer needs not just the right technical skillset, but also the mindset to tackle the increasingly complex hurdles and they face on a day-to-day basis. Here’s a glimpse in to what the modern sourcer needs to bring to the table.

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  • Web savvy

    Sourcers will now use a variety of online tools to help them source candidates. Apps and software help them find the right contact details and methodically profile personalities.

  • Social skills

    Modern sourcing is a marketing strategy aimed at one. The sourcer needs to infiltrate the potential candidate’s everyday life, and engage on a personal level.

  • Client culture

    A sourcer needs to be fully in-tune with an organisation’s sourcing objectives and they need to understand the organisation’s culture.

  • Marketing and branding

    Sourcers need to talk knowledgeably with the client’s marketing and branding departments to create the right message across all channels.

  • Analytical

    Sourcers spend hours building online communities. Online tools and software are put to good use, allowing them to analyse data quickly and efficiently.

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