The role of a Talent Acquisition Manager at a startup can become overwhelming if you do not utilize reflection for samples of your populated results. It is important to try different methods of sourcing to obtain desired outcomes.
The sourcing matrix is crucial for targeting your desired audience, measuring your data, and keeping a record for future opportunities.
Gather your “must haves” from the Post-It exercise results from "Step 1" and list horizontally across row 2 on an Excel spreadsheet; refer to picture attached for visual description. Notice, each column includes separate boxes that are complementary components of your matrix for sourcing potential candidates.
Preferred sourcing platform: LinkedIn Recruiter
In LinkedIn Recruiter, there is an advanced search option to utilize Boolean search method. Input your manual matrix located on your Excel spreadsheet (use quotations for exact results):
· “investment banking” AND “market analysis” AND “business development” AND excel AND (methodical OR analytical OR systematic). *I excluded “SF Bay Area” and “Ivy League University” because LinkedIn offers a checkbox for refining these two components.
· Run search=populated results based on your created matrix; great job for making it to this level; you are well on your way!
Once you reach your results, you can refine the process. Select both “SF Bay Area” and Ivy League graduates by checking the desired list of schools. Sort through and ensure your results meet your requirements.
In sum, learning how to source efficiently comes with refinement; if your matrix is not providing you with effective results: step back and reflect on each component; is there anything I can do to make this more clear or concise?
Once you have your list of potential candidates, your goal is to achieve at least a 20% response rate.
Step 3, we will learn how to create an email template encompassing human emotion VS. spam.