Full Stack Recruiter: The Ultimate Edition

This comprehensive sourcing and recruitment guide is divided into two parts:

  1. The first part focuses entirely on sourcing strategies. You’ll learn new and creative ways to source and find great candidates, as well as how to uncover their contact details and approach them in a respectful and effective manner. And much more!
  2. The second part deals with recruitment. You’ll learn how to excel in recruitment marketing, candidate engagement, recruitment analytics, candidate engagement, cold-calling, and efficiently manage many other essential aspects of your role.


Full Stack Recruiter
is for recruitment professionals at all levels who want to expand their knowledge and take their career to the next level.

Table of Contents

0 – Title 
0.1 – Table of Contents
0.2 – Acknowledgment
0.3 – Disclaimer
0.4 – Intro

1 – History of Recruitment
1.1 – Top Skills You Need as a Sourcer/Recruiter
1.2 – An Important Skill of the 21st Century

2 – Sourcing
2.1 – Are you a Sourcer, Recruiter, or Headhunter?
2.2 – Fundamentals
2.2.1 – Fundamentals – Boolean Search
2.2.2 – Advanced Search Operators
2.2.3 – File Type Search
2.2.4 – Typos, Semantic, and Action Words
2.2.5 – Common Search Techniques

3 – Google and Search Engines
3.1 – Google Ultimate Sourcing Tool
3.2 – Simple Resume Search on Google
3.3 – Sourcing on Google Suites
3.4 – Google: Complex Search Strings
3.5 – Google Custom Search Engine
3.6 – Google Search Tricks
3.7 – Google Competitors: Bing
3.8 – Other Search Engines
3.9 – Searching for Confidential Information

4 – Sourcing Tools
4.1 – Browsers and Chrome Plugins
4.2 – Chrome Plugins and Applications
4.3 – Turn Every Tool into a Sourcing Tool

5 – Source Talent via Social Media and Networks
5.1 – LinkedIn
5.1.1 – Sourcing on LinkedIn
5.1.2 – LinkedIn Search and X-Ray Search
5.1.3 – Content Search and other LinkedIn Tricks
5.2 – Facebook, VKontakte
5.3 – Twitter
5.4 – Meetup
5.5 – SlideShare and File Sharing Sites
5.6 – Instagram
5.7 – GitHub
5.7.1. – GitHub Operators
5.8 – GitLab
5.9 – Stack Overflow
5.9.1 – Sourcing on Stack Overflow
5.9.2 – Stack Overflow – Special Search
5.10 – Sourcing on Airbnb
5.10.1 – Airbnb Alternatives
5.11 – Sourcing on Flickr
5.12 – Sourcing on Medium
5.13 – Sourcing on WordPress
5.14 – Sourcing on Reddit
5.15 – Sourcing on Various Websites
5.16 – International Sourcing
5.17 – Diversity Sourcing

6 – Other Websites and Tricks
6.1 – Hacking Bit.ly
6.2 – Candidate’s Emails
6.3 – Locate the Person Behind an Email
6.4 – How to Find a Person Behind a Photo

7 – OSINT Techniques and Tools
7.1 – What is OSINT?
7.2 – Google Dorks
7.3 – Google Dorks – One More Trick

8 – Your Secret Source of Candidates

9 – LinkedIn
9.1 – Importance of LinkedIn Profile
9.2 – Grow Your Network
9.3 – How to Get Maximum from LinkedIn Invitations
9.4 – LinkedIn Messages
9.5 – Automatization in Recruitment
9.6 – How to Find a Fake Profile on LinkedIn

10 – Branding
10.1 – Personal Branding
10.2 – Power of Blogging
10.3 – Employer Branding
10.4 – Employee Value Proposition
10.5 – Brand Ambassadors
10.6 – Employee Advocacy
10.7 – Employee Engagement

11 – Job Descriptions, Storytelling, Text, and Colors
11.1 – Job Advertisements and How to Write Them
11.2 – Things to Be Avoided When Writing a Job Description
11.3 – Best Time to Advertise Job Openings
11.4 – Advertising and ROI
11.5 – The Power and Importance of Storytelling
11.6 – The Psychology of Texts in Recruitment
11.7 – The Psychology of Color in Recruitment
11.8 – Influence People Through Different Content Formats
11.9 – The Power of Emotions
11.10 – How to Use Emotions in Recruitment

12 – Candidate Experience
12.1 – Candidate Journey
12.2 – Candidate Engagement
12.3 – Candidate Nurturing
12.4 – Candidate Experience
12.5 – Talent Network

13 – Candidates
13.1 – Knowing Your Target Audience
13.2 – Appealing to Gens Y and Z
13.3 – Appealing to the Passive Candidates
13.4 – Influencing Candidates
13.5 – Changing Jobs
13.6 – Job Titles
13.7 – Ghosting
13.8 – Why to Give Feedback, and How to Give It
13.9 – Not Giving Feedback is Expensive
13.10 – Perfect Hires Don’t Exist
13.11 – It’s Not About Years of Experience

14 – Recruitment
14.1 – Types of Interviews and Interview Methods
14.2 – How to Include Your Hiring Manager
14.3 – Intake Meetings
14.4 – Employee Referral Program
14.5 – Internal Hiring
14.6 – How to Incorporate Diversity Hiring
14.7 – Competitive Intelligence
14.8 – Talent Mapping
14.9 – Good Manager, Bad Manager
14.10 – Gamification in Recruitment
14.11 – Cold Calling
14.12 – How to Beat the Gatekeeper
14.13 – Cold Emailing
14.14 – How to Organize a Meetup
14.15 – Agile Recruitment
14.16 – A Recruiter’s Worst Enemy

15 – Recruitment Analytics
15.1 – Recruiting Reports
15.2 – Quality of Hire and How to Measure It
15.3 – The Cost of a Bad Hire
15.4 – Ask Why, Not Only Where
15.5 – How to Assess a Sourcer

16 – Recruiters
16.1 – Reasons You Should Attend Conferences
16.2 – Stop Looking for Excuses
16.3 – Information Overload
16.4 – Share Your Knowledge to Gain Knowledge
16.5 – Sourcing Buddy
16.6 – Why You Need a Mentor
16.7 – A Recruiter’s Secret Weapon

17 – Epilogue