Archive for September, 2007

Good Friday Afternoon! Check this post out!

September 28, 2007

Good Friday Afternoon Everyone! I am taking a late lunch break and just doing a quick update to let you all know that I have made a guest post to Moises Lopez website of www.sourcingcorner.com

Go check it out! Its title is You’ve Got Mail.  Its about how to reach and find people via email! Hope you enjoy. Until next time….Wishing you All The Best!!! -Dan

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Bookmark this for Competitive Intelligence to Company Targeting & Researching

September 25, 2007

www.spyfu.com

Classify this under Competitive Intelligence and Company Targeting & Research.

I like the easy layout and particularly the subdomains listed.  Other experienced Sourcers will know what to do (or should I say we can do) with this information…

Type in your public company….and see what results you get!

Already midnight and I was able to only spent 5 minutes playing Halo 3 with my roommate.  I’m tired and wish everyone a Good Night!

All The BEST!!!

-Dan

How do bloggers make time to blog!? Especially on Mondays!

September 24, 2007

This question might be better asked to all the active bloggers out there? How are you making time to blog? Especially on Mondays when you get back into the office and your behind already?

Well, its evening now and I’m still here at work. Its quiet as everyone has already left…except for me (insert single guy and with no life theme here).

I notice I still need to make a number of changes to this SourcingTalent blog and hope you like them as I add more categories, features, and widgets.

I don’t want to spend too much time rambling my thoughts presently and really want to make this site a valuable resource for sourcers/researchers. That said, that will be my transition to introduce a website which I believe may help you in finding talent/people.

www.peekyou.com

There are several other great tools (My 3 P’s and Z’s – Peopledata, Petrieve, Pipl, zabasearch, ziggs, and zoominfo. Don’t want to forget spock and/or wink also though! Will cover these other ones later) in finding/tracking down talent out on the web. I figured this web2.0 peoplesearch site isn’t mentioned as much, but it does have over 50 million bios (hmmm really?). What I noticed about this website though is that it also has some international bios (not that we are all searching international, but maybe more or sooner than some of us expect in say Eastern Europe, China, and India as some our companies look to have a cost saving global talent workforce). While I don’t see a whole lot of great profiles at this moment, this might become a really useful new site in the future. Check it out! (Hint: maybe try playing around with tags vs names!)

(I actually gave above a number of more useful people search engines to find/identify talent – my hope is that you may find a couple of them you like and integrate those into your toolbox for sourcing!)

Until next time, All the BEST!

-Dan

It’s Monday and sourcing work beckons!

September 24, 2007

It’s Monday morning and fast approaching 9am. I plan to share a tip, strategy, or website everyday. Definitely off to a busy start this morning and will try to update this at lunchtime or by this evening with a little something more!

All the Best!

-Dan

My first blog on Sourcing Talent

September 21, 2007


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Good Evening! Here is my first blog page as I decided its finally time to start this up and build out a page which shares my thoughts, ideas, tricks, strategies on finding talent on the web. Hope you enjoy…

-Dan

I met some knowledgeable and skilled Recruiters, Researchers, and Sourcers at Sourcecon

September 20, 2007

Well although Sourcecon (www.sourcecon1.com) ended last week I am still on a natural high from the excitement that happened and the knowledge shared/gained. Can’t wait for next year already! Leslie O’Connor masterfully put sourcecon together and made it happen very successfully. The event took place in Atlanta at the Buckhead Grand Hyatt.

Jim Stroud was a very entertaining event mc in kicking it off and introducing the speakers. Definitely Check out his website at www.jimstroud.com for some videos of the conference. Over the two days I was there, I gained strategic insights from the likes of Rob McIntosh to sourcing tricks and tips from master cybersleuth Shally Steckerl (www.jobmachine.net).

I really found it to be a great networking event too. I had the opportunity to finally meet some very knowledgeable and skilled researchers/sourcers in person. There are some real talented folks that attended this conference. Amybeth Hale (www.amybethhale.com) is a talent that comes to mind immediately as she was one of the speakers that shared her research, experience, and knowledge of what a researcher/sourcer really is…and isn’t! I also got to meet all 3 challengers in the grand master sourcing challenge – Jeremy Langhans, Mike Notaro, and Suzy Tonini. All 3 I could see are talented researchers/sourcing professionals that know how to work their magic.

That’s all for now as I just started this blog up late tonight and ready for bed. Interesting thought to share as I close this blog for today is that I live for sourcing, the hunt, and finding the best particular talent.

Take Care and I truly wish everyone reading this the very best in everything you accomplish and do!!!

-Dan Harris

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dharris [at] verisign [dot] com

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