The “Not LinkedIn” List of Places to Source Talent

Bigstock magnifier PCAfter last week’s blowout report from LinkedIn, we can all be forgiven for wondering if anyone sources candidates anywhere else. With 20,000 recruiter accounts, it’s not surprising that candidates for the most in-demand jobs get multiple contacts a month. It’s equally not surprising that those same candidates don’t respond to InMails, emails, telephone calls, or whatever other method resourceful recruiters come up with.

But if you want to fish away from the madding crowd, where you may find that special candidate who chooses not to be on LinkedIn (they are known to exist), then consider these alternatives.

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My colleague Jeremy Roberts, editor of, a sister site to Fordyce, compiled a list of sourcing articles explaining how to find great talent on places other than LinkedIn. Here’s what he came up with:

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John Zappe is the editor of and a contributing editor of John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.