1. Talent Sourcer Task for
This task is based on “company” – Senior
Web Developer position based in “city”
Created by Manny Sangha
Questions to ask hiring manager when qualifying a requisition (Slides 3, 4, 5)
Sourcing strategy for active position (Slides 6, 7, 8)
Engagement Message (Slide 9)
Structure of the Call (Slides 10,11)
3. Qualifying Questions to Ask Hiring Manager
1. General Information:
Job title, Location, Salary
2. Job Purpose (What does
success look like?):
Why do you need this
When do you need this
Where does this person sit
in your team?
3. Environment and
•Describe the team (background,
length of service)
•Cross department engagement
4. Qualifying Questions to Ask Hiring Manager (Kick-
4. Key Criteria (skills, traits, and experience that will make
someone successful in the job)
• What questions would you like me to ask the candidates?
• Must haves
• Nice to have
• 4 traits that will make someone successful
• Other job titles
5. Qualifying Questions to Ask Hiring Manager (Kick-
5. The Hook (Why would
someone not actively
looking want this job?)
• Why did you join / What’s keeping
• What will they learn?
• Ability to grow?
6. Do you have an
7. How many interview
stages are there and what
is the interview purpose at
8. Action Plan: Agreement
on the following plan
timelines and deliverables
(Owner, Deadline, Action)
Agreement to update
scheduled via calendar invite
6. Sourcing Strategy – Step by step guide on
different methods and tools to help source
As the Senior Web Developer position is an active rec advertised on “companies”
website these are the following steps I will take in accordance to this:
Step 1) Send out an employee referral scheme to all employees within the company
advertising the Senior Web Developer position (for big company maybe send to
Step 2) Use LinkedIn Recruiter to search for any candidates actively looking by using
the “open to opportunities” feature and then move onto candidates which are “not
open to new opportunities”. The passive candidates I will contact will be based on
how long they have been in their current position and based off their skillset. I feel
people who have just started their new position are less reluctant to move, than
people who have served a long time in one position. However, being selective on
messaging will all depend on how big or small the candidate pool is on LinkedIn.
Step 3) Use a website called “Recruitin.NET” this website is great for X-Ray searching
on websites such as, LinkedIn, Dribble, Github, Xing, Stack Overflow, and Twitter.
7. Sourcing Strategy - Step by step guide on
different methods and tools to help source
Step 4) Use various recruitment tools such as, Contact Out or Lusha to find contact
numbers and email addresses. This all depends on how desperate I am in finding these
candidates, as this is an “internal” position this method should be my last resort.
Step 5) If I am really struggling on the rec, I will involve the hiring manager in helping
to source by assigning them a seat on LinkedIn, or creating a project on LinkedIn for
them for them to send out inmails for better possible engagement. For example, a
CTO may get better response rates from Web Developers than a Recruiter. In addition
this, the hiring manager can also send messages to candidates sourced via Twitter,
Github and Stack Overflow, for better possible engagement.
8. Sourcing Strategy (Boolean search string)
For the Senior Web Developer position I typed the following Boolean string into
LinkedIn based off the job criteria:
o (“React*" OR "React.js" OR "ReactJS" OR "React") AND ("Node*" OR "Node.JS" OR
"NodeJS") AND ("GraphQL" OR "Graph QL")
o Postcode option on LinkedIn: (“Office Address”)
A good indicator that I knew my Boolean search was working well is that I was getting
most of the Senior Web Developers working for the company I am recruiting for
showing at the top of my search. Furthermore, I had a good talent pool to work with
around 110 people.
The reason for not putting everything from the job description into the Boolean string
is that not everything is listed on a persons LinkedIn profile. Therefore, this will limit
the amount of good profiles from getting through in the search.
9. Engagement Message via LinkedIn Recruiter
Subject Line: (Persons Name), (Your Company Name) Needs You!
Your experience working at (Their Company Name) as a Full Stack Developer is great for a
Senior Web Developer role I’m recruiting for, working here at (Your Company Name) in our
(Office Location Address).
help grow our #1 ranking shopping app on the Google Play Store which is helping millions of
users to buy and sell their products via web or mobile.
Please see link to job description (the link will be pasted here)
It would be great to speak with you over a call, even if you’re not yet looking
10. Structure of call to candidate
(Introduction into the call)
Have you heard of (Our Company)? If not I can explain (always give an overview on
position and company, even if the candidate knows your company well)
Talk me through your position at (your company) (team structure, projects, report)?
How proficient would you say you are in using React, Node.js, GraphQL, and other
Are you currently building REST APIs, if so how comfortable are you in building them?
What types of version controls are you using (Git, CVS, SVN, etc.)
Have you got experience in using module bundlers such as Webpack and Continuous
Integration environments like Travis or Gitlab? (Nice to have)
11. Structure of call to candidate
Do you stay up to date with latest development trends? If so, how? (Technical books,
Are you active on Github? Do you contribute to any open source software projects? Or
do you take part in Hackthons? Or do you have any projects your creating on the side?
(games, websites etc.)
What's your situation at the moment? (address pain-points)
What are you looking for in your new position? (use this to sell the role)
Nationality/Right to work?
Do you have any other interview on the go? If so, what stage are they at? (if this is a
hot candidate, then we may need to move quickly)
(Short summary of notes to send to hiring manager)