If you're trying to be a better recruiter, it can be overwhelming to find the areas online that are truly helpful. There's a great deal of fluff out there, and many areas are just looking to grow traffic and sell ads rather than actually educate. Seeing as you're here on the Entelo blog, you're already off to a great start. To assist your never ending journey to be the best recruiter you can be, we've assembled a handful of areas you should check out that are more signal than noise.
Irina Shamaeva's blog is best-in-class when it comes to Sourcing. Regular posts on how to make the most out of LinkedIn, advanced boolean searches, and various other search tools make it an absolute must-read for anyone trying to stay ahead of the ever-changing candidate research and engagement landscape.
If you're a tech recruiter, you simply can't afford to not read HackerNews. While it's only sometimes recruiting centric, the most useful thing to you about HackerNews is that it will inform you on the space in which you're recruiting. If you don't truly understand the high-level functions and trends for the role you're trying to fill, you'll never be able to give compelling reasons why your open role represents a legitimate opportunity for the candidate.
Quora, the all-encompassing question and answer site, is a great source of recruiters because it connects you to, well, other recruiters. One of the great things about the internet is that someone on it has had the same problem you've had, and has documented how they solved it. Quora's Recruiting section is one such place of documentation, so even lurking and not commenting or asking questions can provide you with seriously useful guides. I would encourage you, however, to contribute your own unique problems, as from there you can track down other accomplished Recruiters and through Quora's 'Ask to Answer' feature, implore them to weigh in.
Learn from Lerner
Despite the fact that Aline missed a huge opportunity by not naming her blog the above header, her site is a truly valuable and unique one. Once an Engineer herself, Aline's move into the recruiting world went hand in hand with rigorous data assessment, and luckily for all of us, she shares it with comprehensive write-ups. A couple must reads:
Aline also regularly reviews new tools and vendors, so you can get an unbiased look at emerging technologies, rather than rely on a demo given by the company itself.
What are your favorite places to learn more about recruiting? See you in the comments!