• Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist

    ID
    2018-2775
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Arlington
    Category
    Human Resources
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    You are a talent market expert and relationship builder--not just a name generator. Your search for the purple squirrel candidate always starts with strategy. Your ability to not only find the right talent but also understand their motivations has allowed you to help elevate an organization’s talent position. You are known for fostering and cultivating relationships with prospective candidates and internal team members.

     

    Does this sound like you? Then join us as a Sourcing Specialist and strategic partner on our Talent Acquisition team. We are building out our sourcing capability and we’re looking for your expertise in this Sourcing Specialist job to help close our hardest-to-fill roles! You’ll partner with Talent Acquisition Business Partners (TABP) and hiring managers to understand position requirements and develop effective sourcing strategies. This is where you’ll put your knowledge of the candidate market to work!

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for executing search techniques to generate a pool of candidates necessary to staff open positions and create candidate pipelines for future needs
    • Conduct basic market analysis and industry research to create sourcing strategies and candidate pipelines
    • Partner with Talent Acquisition Business Partners to understand the talent needs of the organization and create an effective search strategy to fill open positions and build candidate pipelines.
    • Build relationships with potential candidates on a continual basis through calls (including phone screening candidates), email, and networking
    • Generate leads through direct sourcing methods (cold calling, job boards, etc.)
    • Source passive candidates through referrals, networking, internet searches, etc.
    • Maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, and other recruiting activities
    • Create reports on sourcing activity and communicate any relevant market information to Talent Acquisition Business Partners, HR partners, hiring managers and management

    Qualifications

    • 5+ years of overall professional , with at least 3 years of experience in a recruiting or sourcing role
    • Experience with and knowledge of sourcing effectiveness, screening, behavioral interviewing, selection and candidate assessment
    • Demonstrated successful experience directly soliciting passive candidates
    • Demonstrated ability to "think creatively" and create new strategic approaches to recruiting talent 
    • Demonstrated ability to creatively source and outreach to candidates—a love of the hunt
    • Strong attention to detail, organized and excellent problem-solving skills
    • Excellent time management and ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to take on additional responsibilities
    • Integrity, humility, and an entrepreneurial spirit 
    • A positive attitude and an earnest interest in providing customer focused support to our partners 
    • Proficiency in candidate tracking software (ideally iCIMS)
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel

     

     

    Standout candidates may also bring

     

    • Experience with using social networking, internet research, candidate mining, and professional organizations to source candidates and build talent pipelines
    • Strong understanding of and excitement for the principles of a free society and classical liberalism

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