Internet sourcers for employment/placement are tasked with identifying candidates online who meet criteria for a position needed by the company. They usually work as contractors rather than for a specific company, and must have strong communication skills and in-depth knowledge of the internet and social media.
Internet sourcers attempt to recruit potential job candidates from a number of online sources, including both social media platforms and job-search websites. They may also create websites for particular job searches, and networking skills are highly beneficial to source information from places other than the internet. Finding the best candidates for the job is in their best interest, and they may also find candidates by cold-calling and general networking.
Internet sourcers are often the first person from a company who meets a potential candidate, and interpersonal and communication skills are important in this position to update candidates on the statuses of their searches. E-mails, phone calls, reviewing resumes, and providing phone interviews are necessary, and they must also be organized and able to create databases for job candidates and monitor their progress. Sources often have quotas for the number of job candidates who must be found and hired. Educational requirements are not strict for this position, though some employers may require a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Internet Sourcer, Employment/Placement Tasks
Locate and recruit passive candidates through online resources.
Identify, assess, and contact candidates online.
Develop and utilize internet mining strategies .
Work with human resources department or recruiters to plan and impelment hiring strategies.