Sourcing Candidates on the Web
We wish we could offer a definitive list of Web recruiting resources. But the world changes too quickly. Instead, here are broad suggestions to get you started:
1. Find and engage thought leaders
. People with expertise showcase their knowledge on the Web by blogging, commenting on blogs, and answering questions posted by others:
a. Find the thought leaders with web searches.
ii. About (“About.com
is an online neighborhood of hundreds of helpful experts, eager to share their wealth of knowledge with visitors.”).
iii. Technorati (“founded to help bloggers succeed by collecting, highlighting, and distributing the online global conversation. As the leading blog search engine and most comprehensive source of information on the blogosphere, we index more than 1.5 million new blog posts in real time and introduce millions of readers to blog and social media content.”)
iv. Addictomatic (“Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the Web for the latest news, blog posts, videos, and images. It’s the perfect tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches, and feed your addiction for what’s up, what’s now, or what other people are feeding on.”)
b. Comment on thought leader blog postings to start the conversation.
c. Attract the thought leaders you seek by posting questions on Q&A pages.
ii. Amazon (“Amazon.com
has millions of customers who are passionate about a diverse range of hobbies and interests. You can share ...