How to Use MindMaps for an Effective Search

Posted on August 2nd, by Sourcing Ninja in Featured, Knowledge Base. 12 comments
How to Use MindMaps for an Effective Search

Dear SourcingNinja,

I read your article on a Sourcer’s Toolbelt and I noticed you mentioned using MindMaps to help with your sourcing. I recall using mindmapping back in the day for brainstorming and group work but how do you use it when sourcing?

Cheers,

Mapped Out



A Ninja’s Toolbelt

Posted on July 21st, by Sourcing Ninja in Online Tools. 5 comments
A Ninja’s Toolbelt

A Ninja’s Sourcer’s Toolbelt is never full – there are always cool new tools to help make our lives as Sourcers and Researchers easier. I thought I’d indulge in a bit of an ego trip like a hedonistic Quasimodo (who reads this blog anyway?) by compiling a list of my most prized tools (*my precious*) I currently use. As always, I’m on the hunt for something better…



Online Tool: Website down? Or is it just you…

Posted on July 6th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks, Online Tools. 2 comments
Online Tool: Website down? Or is it just you…

Don’t you hate it when a particular website you want to visit is down? Or worse yet, when it’s only down for you!



‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – Boolean Search

Posted on June 8th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 2 comments
‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – Boolean Search

The next installment of our ‘Finding Target Organisations’ series focuses on Boolean Search. For this week’s example, we’ll be assuming that our client is Accenture — a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company…



‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – Online Databases

Posted on May 27th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 1 Comment
‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – Online Databases

Over the next few weeks I will be running a ‘Finding Target Organisations’ series. A good way to start identifying potential target organisations is by first looking at your client’s direct competitors. By targeting the competition, you achieve two things:

You strengthen your client’s position in the market by acquiring highly relevant performing talent.
You weaken the competitor’s hold in the market by targeting their best staff.



Pipl – People Search

Posted on May 7th, by Sourcing Ninja in Online Tools. 1 Comment
Pipl – People Search

Here’s a nifty little tool to do some deepweb research on individuals. The minimalist interface is easy to use with the ability to search by location but the inability to limit your results using keywords is a major set back in my opinion…