Cold Sourcing: Hire Someone You Don’t Know.




  • one of the side benefits of working at a large company early in your career, beyond name recognition, is kickstarting your personal network (View Highlight)
  • Cold sourcing, a technique that’s also common in some kinds of sales, is reaching out directly to folks you don’t know. (View Highlight)
  • Schedule and enjoy your coffees and chats, and remember that even folks you aren’t able to work with now are still folks you’re likely to work with next year or next job (View Highlight)
  • folks are more excited to chat with someone who’d be managing them then they are to chat with a recruiter who they’ll mostly work with during the interview process, likewise, I think it’s a valuable signal showing that managers care about hiring enough to invest their personal energy and attention into it. (View Highlight)