Free Sourcing Tools For Recruiters from @Deandacosta

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Sourcing requires skill. It requires the skill to uncover leads that have not already been uncovered by your competitor. Having the proper arsenal of sourcing tools at your disposal is important to your success especially when you are on the clock to close out your clients most prioritized reqs.

After you get comfortable with the 3 short tutorials below, you can watch 3 more tutorials on Search Engines and Contact Capture here

Here are 3 strong recruiting tools that we recommend to have in your arsenal:

  1. SourceHub by Social Talent
  2. 3 Sourcing
  3. Jobvention

SourceHub by Social Talent

Over 10,000 recruiters, sourcers and HR professionals have discovered the power of SourceHub when it comes to creating Boolean search strings and searching for candidates across 11 different social media, job board and talent aggregation sites.

Because, not only does SourceHub allow you to create all-encompassing Boolean search strings for your specific job openings, it also allows you to run those search string in a variety of different online places including some of our favorites like:

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Google
  • Indeed

Jobvention Boolean Search String Generator

Another quick and easy tool to use for helping you to generate a fairly tight Boolean Search. It’s a great tool but you need to be cognizant that this is a generator and not a master. The tool itself is hosted on site and functions almost identical to the advanced search in any of the major search engines.

We like this tool because it’s free and takes the guess work out of Boolean search creation for those that may not be able to create searches on their own.

Here is how it works:

  1. Enter your search criteria
  2. Jobvention builds the search and off you go

3 Sorucing’s People Graph

PeopleGraph is a search engine for people. It enables you to search people across multiple platforms and networks, quickly, easily, in one place.

The PeopleGraph Chrome Extension enables you to navigate someone’s social profiles. Hover the PeopleGraph logo to see the other profiles.

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Dean Dacosta
Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"


Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"


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