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My Sourcecon Lab 2012 Presentation – in Dallas

September 26, 2012

My Sourcecon Lab Presentation 2012 – in Dallas

Here’s what I covered in my 1st Presentation:

*I started off with  (shows you close/other great sites – helps you uncover additional targets or to sites which may lead you to discovering where more of that particular talent could be on.  Personally I think its better than related:google as  bottom section also contains websites that have similar keyword density)

*Plugged in (which shows you conferences from all over the world)

*Check out [over 10M contacts] in addition to [Over 30M contacts] to help you uncover Names, Titles, Companies, Phones & Emails.

*Another great tool I use to help me reach out is (Free download, ad supported, limited to 10 searches a month) – to find those hidden offices of companies not listed listed on their Contact Us/Offices page of companies.  I’ve found those small engineering offices to those presales/field sales solo folks.

*Try out/Use and leverage the Free community edition within zoominfo to tap leads.  Additionally zoominfo is a great tool to help you find info about a company to also finding similar companies.

*I have a phone cheat sheet available in which I show you how to get into the Dial-by-name system of any phone system; Email me at and put “Phone Sourcing Cheat Sheet Please” in the subject line.

*How about some free resume boards: (over 1M resumes, Free, but limited to about 40 resumes a day)  (over 300k free resumes)

*And you can also check out sites like and to help you uncover additional social sites and find bios/resumes.

*Find Email Formats with and

*You can Test Emails with typical email patterns with: [Didn’t cover, but great additional tool to uncover email they used to register their LI profile with]

*For Telephone number identification: (validates a phone number to make sure it’s legit)

*Check out my blog for additional sourcing tips & tricks at   Thanks!

What I didn’t/haven’t covered in the session

*A Multi-Search Engine

*With our Presidential Election coming up – check out who’s giving as they must register with their name/title/company with:



9/26/2012 DH 4:23pm


See you at Kennedy HR Conference in Las Vegas!

May 7, 2009

I will be at the Kennedy HR Conference from May 19th – May 21st.  I will be one of the workshop session speakers on material from Chris Murdock and myself on becoming a sourcing MacGuyver.  Love to see you there!

A New Year – 2009

January 5, 2009

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday time off.  We can all look forward to making 2009 great for us.  Amid all the negative news, layoffs, economic uncertainty, now is is a good time (as any) to challenge ourselves learning and growing.  I’ve been meaning to share a couple books I’ve recently read and would highly recommend.

Finding Heroes is a great book by Larry Dillon.  I had the privilege of working alongside during a portion of his time while at NetApp.  This book uncovers what questions to ask, but also help you differentiate and find the best candidates.   If you learn what questions to ask, training your eyes (via screening resumes correctly), and ears (listening/understanding their answers) to uncovering the best – You will find companies wanting your talent.  It should be used anytime as a desk-side reference for any recruiter to hiring manager.

The other book while not exactly recruiting related can help you in virtually all areas of your life.  The book is 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Siebold.   He outlines what actions, habits, performance, and philosophies to have within your thought process that will make you a focused champion in whatever you decide you want in life.

Lastly, I want to plug Shally Steckerl’s jobmachine training.  I was fortunate enough to take one of his 1-on-1 web/phone trainings in 2005.  His methods, processes, and techniques for uncovering talent on the web are absolutely one of the best! He can help you or your team have a solid understanding of internet sourcing and uncovering the talent on the world wide web.  His trainings truly can take you/your team to the next level.

Managing Talent During The Downturn In Today’s Economy – An Executive HR Perspective

November 16, 2008

I’m the secretary of the HRCA volunteering my own time to network and surround myself with other HR leaders and professionals.  Here is another FREE event we are putting together this upcoming Wednesday November 19th evening from 6-9pm at Paypal.

I highly encourage you to attend if you are a Human Resources/Staffing SVP, VP, Director, Senior Manager or even a recruiter so you not only networking with peers, but improving, learning, and challenging yourself.

Tickets are going fast and nearly sold out!!! Register now (its Free) at:

This is HRCA’s BIG HR Event of the year hosted at PayPal at their San Jose, CA facility.  We will be having the distinguished David Swanson (VP of HR at SAP), Amy Cappellanti-Wolf (VP of HR at Cisco), and Sonia Clark (VP of HR at Align Technologies) share their perspectives on “Managing Talent during the Downturn in Today’s Economy”.

There will be an Open Bar along with Free Food and a networking hour starting at 6:00pm.

This is the Bay Area HR event to attend!

This event is FREE for both Members and non-members of HRCA.  If you are planning to attend please Pre-Register NOW as seating is limited and our last event sold out in less than 7 days.

Wednesday, November 19th 2008 starting by 6:00pm with an Open
Bar/Drinks/Wine/Beer and Food. Discussions to start at 7:00pm with the event ending by 9:00pm.
6:00pm – 7:00pm Open Bar & Free Hordouvers
7:00pm – 7:15pm HRCA Updates and introductions
7:15pm – 9:00pm Panel Discussion with Sal Giambanco, Amy Cappellanti-Wolf and others

PayPal Inc
2211 North First St.
San Jose, CA 95131

Please join me at the Silicon Valley Recruiting Roadshow

October 15, 2008

The RecruitingRoadshow is coming to the bay area.  This is a FREE event to attend! I will be participating on the sourcing panel and would love the opportunity to network and meet you in person!

Here are the details:

Thursday, October 23, 2008
9:00am to 2:00pm
Silicon Valley Recruiting Roadshow
Adobe Systems – Park Conference Room
321 Park Ave., San Jose, CA, 95110

Register by visiting

The Recruiting Roadshow is a half day of networking and professional education for recruiters.

Learn more at
Registration begins at 8:00am. The event starts at 9:00am. Presentations are finished at 1:00pm. Lunch begins at 1pm.

The presentations begin with “Spiky and Flat: Why Local Recruiting is Critical in a Flat World”. John Sumser, Founder and CEO of the Recruiting Roadshow, describes critical changes in the Labor Market that offset the trend towards a flat world. The material is a logical follow-on to last year’s Multi-generational Recruiting presentation.

A panel of Silicon Valley’s greatest Sourcers will gather to discuss their best practices and trade secrets. Featuring Dan Harris, Chris Murdock and Mark Tortorici, the panel will field detailed questions and provide useful documentation.

Nicole St Martin makes her living using Search Engine Optimization techniques to fuel Recruiting initiatives. Her talk will cover the ins and outs of SEO for Recruiters.

The final piece of the puzzle is an offering from Don Ramer, CEO of Arbita. Don’s breathtaking presentation, Recruiting as if People Mattered has been the high point of the Roadshow over the past year.

We’d love to have you join us. Register by visiting:

A Live Learning event with Dr John Sullivan

June 10, 2008

I’m co-secretary of the HRCA and just wanted to let you all know of what we at HRCA think will be another great LIVE learning event this Thursday at McAfee at 7pm. We have Dr John Sullivan (usually he is featured on the front page of ERE) headlining that night.

I don’t mean to spam or totally self-promote HRCA, but these events are always filled with food, fun, and networking. I encourage everyone to continue learning, improving, and network at events such as this. I would love to greet and meet other HR professionals. See you there!

Another BIG Northern California HR Event for 2008 Hosted by HRCA at
McAfee at their Sunnyvale, CA facility. We will be having the
distinguished Dr. John Sullivan present his views on “Winning the
War for Talent”. Then we have Lisa Brusack, Sr. Trainer from AIRS,
presenting on “Good to Great: How to transform your recruiters”.

There will be an Open Bar along with Free Food and a networking hour
starting at 6:00pm sponsored by Jigsaw. Additionally, Jigsaws Craig
Brown will be showcasing “Smarter Sourcing with Jigsaw”.

This is the Bay Area HR event to attend!

The cost is $50 for non-members of HRCA. (If available, any
remaining) Tickets will be $75 at the door, so Pre-Register now as
seating is limited. Want to attend this program for FREE? If so,
it’s FREE to HRCA members so please contact me about becoming a

To register for the event go to:

http://hrca. eventbrite. com/


Thursday, June 12th 2008 starting by 6:00pm with an Open
Bar/Drinks/Wine/ Beer and Food sponsored by Jigsaw. Presentations to
start at 7:00pm with the event ending by 9:30pm.

6:00pm – 7:00pm Open Bar & Free Hordouvers (Sponsored by Jigsaw)
7:00pm – 7:15pm HRCA Updates and Craig Brown “Smarter Sourcing with
7:15pm – 8:15pm Dr. John Sullivan – “Winning The War For Talent”
8:15pm – 8:30pm Break
8:30pm – 9:30pm Lisa Brusack – Good To Great: How To Transform Your



535 Oakmead Parkway

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Hanging out in San Diego at ERE!

March 31, 2008

Hello Everyone! I’m traveling again! Yesterday I met up with the Great Glenn Gutmacher, Russ Moon, Tim O’Connor, and Shally Steckerl. We have a pre-conference sourcing session we will be presenting to the crowd at this ERE Expo here in beautiful San Diego.

This is my first ERE event and I am pumped up, super excited to hang out, network and meet lots of new HR/recruiting professionals. Hope to see you there!

LinkedIn and Emails

January 30, 2008

Hello Everyone! I am inundated with so many emails and linkedin requests from being featured on SixDegreesFromDave

Please be patient as I go through my emails.  I truly am appreciative of all the good will comments and support, not to mention attention (wow!) I’ve been receiving! 🙂

LinkedIn and Emails seem to be a daily part of most, if not all recruiters/sourcers lives. Reading and responding is also important in our relationships. I just want to acknowledge everyone that has been emailing me. I do have a lot of personal emails I still need to answer and ask for just a little patience as I’m going through my personal email account!

All The Best!


Happy New Year 2008!

December 31, 2007

I want to take a moment and wish all my readers a Happy New Year! May the upcoming 2008 year be one of the best in your lives! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday fun times with great family, friends, and food!

All The Best!


Sourcing out in the Public & Wednesday is a great day for Phone Sourcing

November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! While some of us will be shopping for some online bargains, going out and meeting (or racing) other shoppers to the black Friday deals/bargains can be fun. While waiting in lines don’t be afraid to say hello and meet others. Also for some sourcers/recruiters in the retail vertical its a great way to see and meet a number of retail associates/management as they almost have the whole staff working.

While this isn’t really internet sourcing/recruiting, here is a site if your curious about seeing the advertisements before they come out.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday is a great day for phone sourcers…chat it up, listen to vm/send those emails and more!