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Become A Sourcer

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Working As A Sourcer

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Staffing Organizational Units
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $58,350

    Average Salary

What Does A Sourcer Do At Raytheon

* Partner with recruiters and source for high level positions across the business, both funded and non-funded. within the Engineering & Information Technology areas and other areas within the IIS business as needed.
* Manage a high volume of requisitions and candidates at all levels.
* Use sourcing tools and techniques to identify candidates such as online social networking, traditional networking, Boolean searches, and referrals.
* Be proactive; actively engage with recruiters, provide ongoing status of sourcing activities and candidates Use candidate relationship management skills to identify, qualify, and maintain candidates.
* Collaborate with hiring managers to evaluate position criteria, determine candidate requirements, and sourcing options.
* Conduct thorough phone interviews, contribute to candidate selection process.
* Ensure consistent application of Talent Acquisition processes and policies, and maintain accurate, auditable employment records.
* Attend local/national career events and conferences

What Does A Sourcer Do At Kelly Services

* We are looking for an experienced Recruiter/Sourcing Expert to join our growing team in Bothell, WA.
* You must have at least 2 years of direct sourcing experience as this role requires someone who knows how to fish for passive candidates.
* This is a 12 month contract assignment (with potential for standouts) and we are seeking someone who can bring their unique sourcing talents to the table to help recruit executive and leadership level passive and non-passive targets.
* You will play a vital role in growing and developing our strategic pipeline as well as maintaining and nurturing our historical data.
* In addition to direct sourcing, you will manage multiple recruitment marketing campaigns and will be posting our opportunity on various boards and niche sites.
* We will provide the tools and resources that you need to be successful in the role and we want you to bring your passion for sourcing.
* Your success is measured on delivering exceptional prospective candidate leads, maintaining internal customer relationships, managing marketing activity, and performing screening activity during early pipeline transactions.
* Responsibilities:
* Partner with our internal Sr.
* Recruiters to gain an understanding of the needs of our internal business partners.
* Proactively engage with recruiters, provide ongoing status of sourcing activities, sourcing analytics, and ROI
* Perform searches using advanced techniques on passive talent through social media, job boards, our ATS and external networks across multiple territories and markets in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska
* Identify, screen and assess prospects using our application and testing platforms
* Sharing information on our opportunity with prospects
* Scheduling Phone Interviews with Sr.
* Recruiters
* Seek innovative and creative strategies to identify candidates and negotiate with vendors
* Proactively create and maintain a pipeline of candidates for current and future needs
* Regularly track pipeline activity to share with internal stakeholders
* Utilize social media to help market roles and attract talent

What Does A Sourcer Do At Rose International Inc.

* We are seeking an experienced Technical Sourcer to proactively identify and assess talent for our Partnerships, Business Development, and Corporate Development groups.
* As a member of our team, the contract Technical Sourcer will work in tandem with a team of experienced recruiters and hiring managers to develop strategies to find business professionals across various verticals and functional areas, such as Growth, Mobile, Platform, Payments, Games, Media, and more.
* The Sourcer will strategize different ways to build talent pipelines and execute on tactical research, referral generation, events and sourcing campaigns;
* Find, engage, and activate passive candidates through the use of Boolean, LinkedIn, and alternative search techniques .
* Team up with Coordinators and Recruiters to manage an efficient model of operation; Screen resumes and interview candidates to determine fit ;
* Regularly track pipeline activity to share with internal stakeholders;
* Recommend and drive improvements that impact local pipeline areas

What Does A Sourcer Do At Volt Information Sciences

* Partner with the delivery team (managers, recruiters and on-sites) to determine which requisitions need the most assistance and create a sourcing priority based on those results.
* Communicate with members of the team to assure that all parties are on the same page in relation to sourcing expectations, deadlines and results immediately communicate with the team if you are not able to adhere to any of these guidelines.
* Recruit active candidates through existing and new sources including job fairs, online job boards, university recruiting, partnering with local businesses, seasonal/job-related events/conventions and more.
* Utilize ATS (Applicant Tracking System) to shared candidates with Recruiter and Manager upon receipt of requisition/skill set.
* Work with Manager to determine if performing a phone screen or forwarding screened resumes is preferred and if scripted screening requirements i.e. pay rate, skills, etc is this preferred practice.
* Facilitate the candidate/recruiter interview, and prepare the candidate for the interview.
* Follow up with candidates to answer any questions regarding an opportunity.
* Work with delivery team to strategize, create and optimize tests and assessments to better screen qualified candidates to ensure our clients are receiving the best individuals

What Does A Sourcer Do At Fulcrum

* Identify potential candidates through intensive sourcing activities using job boards, employee referrals, networking, and cold calling
* Manage and maintain data within the corporate ATS (applicant tracking system), develop and maintain talent pipelines
* Conduct the initial phone screening to determine qualifications and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of candidates
* Manage and coordinate interviews between candidates and hiring managers
* Manage and coordinate all communication with candidates throughout the recruitment, selection and hiring cycle

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How To Become A Sourcer

Human resources specialists must usually have a bachelor’s degree.


Applicants seeking positions as a human resources specialist must usually have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field.

Coursework typically includes business, industrial relations, psychology, professional writing, human resource management, and accounting.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some positions, particularly human resources generalists, may require previous work experience. Candidates can gain experience as human resources assistants, in customer service positions, or in other related jobs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many professional associations that specialize in human resources offer courses intended to enhance the skills of their members, and some offer certification programs. For example, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Although certification is usually voluntary, some employers may prefer or require it. Human resources generalists, in particular, can benefit from certification because it shows knowledge and professional competence across all human resources areas. 


Human resources specialists who possess a thorough knowledge of their organization, as well as an understanding of regulatory compliance needs, can advance to become human resources managers. Specialists can increase their chance of advancement by completing voluntary certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources specialists use decisionmaking skills when reviewing candidates’ qualifications or when working to resolve disputes.  

Detail oriented. Specialists must be detail oriented when evaluating applicants’ qualifications, performing background checks, maintaining records of an employee grievance, and ensuring that a workplace is in compliance with labor standards. 

Interpersonal skills. Specialists continually interact with new people and must be able to converse and connect with people from different backgrounds. 

Listening skills. Listening skills are essential for human resources specialists. When interviewing job applicants, for example, specialists must pay careful attention to candidates’ responses, understand the points they are making, and ask relevant followup questions. 

Speaking skills. All specialists need strong speaking skills to be effective at their job. They often give presentations and must be able to clearly convey information about their organizations and jobs within them.

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  • Japanese

  • Portuguese



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Real Sourcer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Talent Sourcer-C&E Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 25, 2014 $103,028
Talent Sourcer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 05, 2015 $93,000
Talent Sourcer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jun 15, 2015 $90,000
Engineering Sourcer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 09, 2012 $88,000
Engineering Sourcer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jan 30, 2012 $80,000
Sourcer Theranos, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Jun 24, 2015 $66,914 -
Talent Identification Sourcer Advantage Human Resourcing Jersey City, NJ Jan 15, 2010 $62,000

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Top Skills for A Sourcer


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Top Sourcer Skills

  1. Linkedin Recruiter
  2. Internal Database Searches
  3. Monster
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • -Created job descriptions and posted open requisitions on various job boards, Monster, Indeed, etc.
  • Utilize internal database to identify potential candidates.
  • Enter candidates and requisitions into ATS database, and perform regular updates.
  • Work high volume with entry, mid and high level requisitions under the direction of the Recruiter.
  • Maintained a stream of candidates for open positions and candidate pool.

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