My Daily Sourcing Toolkit

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My Daily Sourcing Toolkit

As a sourcer, I find myself always looking for the next big “tool” to make my workflow run smoother. However, over the past year, I’ve noticed that I’ve developed a daily toolkit that I am constantly relying on.

As a part of the Wayne Technologies team, I’ve had the privilege of working with more recruitment tooling than any other recruiting team in the world, so I figured I would share my viewpoint on what works (for me!).

Seekout

I’m a perfectionist, and as a result, I like to have as much control over my boolean as I possibly can. Seekout allows me to do exactly that. If you are confident with your boolean abilities, give a Seekout Demo a go! 

Not only does Seekout allow the user to mold their own boolean strings, but it also has filters (i.e. years of experience, years at company, degree, etc.) to help you quickly narrow down your search. Even further, if you’re looking for a mixed AI and manual search, Seekout allows you to add in AI power filters. 

You also gain access to a search engine specifically for Github, for your tech roles. Lastly, Seekout has an AI function. Seekout is a search platform that has a little bit of something for every type of sourcer.

Swordfish

Once I’ve landed on a solid list of candidates that I want to reach out to, I always lean towards Swordfish as my first email finding tool. Swordfish not only has a bulk upload feature, but they also have a chrome extension to quickly find emails for one-off candidates. 

Over the past few months, I have noticed Swordfish’s process speed up significantly. Usually, I will get results for a list of 100 candidates in just a few seconds. Furthermore, I’ve noticed that Swordfish tends to find more accurate personal emails than other email finding tools I work with. That’s why it tends to be my first stop for email finding.

ZeroBounce

In order to determine the accuracy of the emails I pull, I then turn to ZeroBounce. ZeroBounce, much like Swordfish, has a quick and easy bulk upload function to see whether or not the emails you pulled are accurate. It goes a step further, and tells you whether sending an email to a certain address will hurt your email health. 

ZeroBounce also has an individual email validator to allow you to quickly check an email that you may have replaced due to an invalid or abusive email for one of your candidates.

Interseller

Once I am ready to email my candidates, I then tend to prefer Interseller as my daily bulk email sending tool. Firstly, Interseller’s UI is highly intuitive. It only took me one or two tries to fully figure out the functionality. Interseller also has a ton of modifiers that you can add to your messaging. 

I have noticed that I feel much more confident working with interseller than other messaging platforms that I have used. I tend to have anxiety around bulk email sending, for fear of accidentally messaging someone with a modifier that did not fill, or accidentally misaligning my candidate information. Interseller’s UI makes me confident that my messaging is going out to the right person, with their name correctly filled in rather than sending a message starting off with “Hi {first_name},”– what could be more of a turn off for a candidate?

Once you’ve written a message you’re proud of, you can run an A/B test with your messaging string to perfect your email sending strategy. Interseller allows you to schedule out your messaging launch if you’re a bit ahead of schedule (or wanting to hold off on sending on a holiday).

Overall, I have access to a wealth of really awesome tools that I rely on weekly. However, the use of these four tools has made my sourcing routine more seamless than it was a year ago. Even when I try out new tools, I find myself coming back to these tools.

While my toolkit is not perfect for everyone, it has helped me grow as a sourcer and has allowed me to take on more work than I previously could.

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