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4 Unexpected Places You Might Find Your Next Hire

4 Unexpected Places You Might Find Your Next Hire
From Recruiter - March 6, 2017

When recruiting, most companies immediately turn to the old standby methods of finding talentjob board advertisements, connecting with others via LinkedIn, and scoping out institutions like universities in the community.

While that might be all your company needs to build a team, its always worth spicing up your recruiting game with a little creativity, especially now that the competition for talent is only getting tougher.

Here are some surprising places you could just meet your next hireif you give them a chance:

1. At a Caf or Restaurant

Great talent might not have as much experience as your job description asks for, which could mean a great candidate who would be a perfect fit may not apply at allor may be overlooked if they do. You may not realize it, but baristas, bartenders, servers, and retail workers can all makegreat potential hires, especially for customer-facing positions.

Quicken Loansrealized itsideal applicants may come fromunconventional backgrounds, so the company askedrecruiters to observe restaurant servers and retail workersand offer interviews to those who made great impressionswith their service skills.

Industry experience definitely deserves notice, but theres something to be said for a go-getter with the willingness to learn skills and develop for and with your company.

2. In Your Morning Reading Material

Bloggers need paychecks too! Or maybe you still read a newspaper. Whatever the case, some of your morning routine is created by other intelligent people with families to feed and the desire to work fora company just like yours.

Make a note of whosework you admire and reach out via their social channels or comment sections. Always click like on the same persons industry shares? Feel like the email newsletter you receive was written with you in mind? Reach out!

You may not ever reach the Are you looking for a job? conversation, but you are building a relationship with another talented individual in the space. Its possible your favorite blogger or reporter may not be looking for permanent work, but perhaps theyd be open to freelancing occasionally.

3. Online Communities



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