Infographic: Candidate Sourcing Dos and Don’ts

candidate sourcing tips

Candidates are well accustomed to receiving recruiting emails. In fact, many of them welcome it! A whopping 90 percent of talent say they’re open to hearing from a recruiter. But that doesn’t give you license to blast candidates indiscriminately – especially when they’re trying to enjoy their summers. Not all candidate sourcing tactics are created equal.

Here are 10 candidate sourcing dos and 10 definite don’ts.


We hope you haven’t found yourself guilty of too many candidate sourcing faux pas. If you have, not to worry. It’s always a good time to change your sourcing practices for the better!

Make sure your sourcing skills bring the heat this summer! Follow the Summer of Sourcing for daily sourcing tips and summery giveaways.

Join the conversation: What’s one thing you’d never do when sourcing a candidate? Tweet us @lever #summerofsourcing