United States of America

  • Iowa:

    (855) 556-6863
  • Corporate Headquarters:
    850 Stephenson Hwy
    Suite 612
    Troy, Michigan 48083
    (888) 451-2519
  • California Office:
    4701 Patrick Henry Drive
    Suite 6
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    (888) 583-1930
  • New Jersey Office:
    197 State Route 18
    Suite 205 (North Tower)
    East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
    (732) 642-7164
  • Virgina Office:
    44081 Pipeline Plaza, Suite 100
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147
    (312) 533-1673
  • Texas Office:
    6136 Frisco Square Blvd.
    Suite 400
    Frisco, Texas 75034
    (214) 984-0636
  • Virginia Office:
    3900 Westerre Parkway
    Suite 300
    Richmond, Virginia 23233
    (804) 916-0905
  • Virginia Office:
    44081 Pipeline Plaza
    Suite 100
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147
    (703) 726-7592
  • Florida Office:
    2202 N. West Shore Blvd, Suite 200
    Tampa, Florida, 33607
    (855) 930-3562
  • Georgia Office:
    11340 Lakefield Drive, Suite 200 Duluth, GA 30097
    (770) 842-1655
  • North Carolina Office:
    3440 Toringdon Way
    Suite 205
    Charlotte 28277
    (855) 569-3537
  • New York Office:
    140 Broadway
    46th Floor
    New York, New York 10005
    (888) 993-3416
  • Michigan Office:
    250 Monroe NW,
    Suite 400
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
    (855) 569-3537
  • Ohio Office:
    8044 Montgomery Road,
    Suite 700, Cincinnati,
    Ohio, 45236
    (855) 418-5867

*Secondary Locations in Davenport, IA; Columbus, OH; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Raleigh, NC.

India Offices

  • ICONMA Professional Services & Solutions Pvt. Ltd.:
    #301-305, 3rd Floor, Tower III, Fortune 9 Bldg.,
    Somajiguda, Raj Bhavan Road
    Hyderabad 500082, Telangana, India
    Tel: +91 40 23406002

  • Global Development Center:
    3rd Floor, 7-1-79, Survey No-77, Anand Capital Building, Greenlands, Hyderabad. Telangana, India 500016.
    (+91) 040-42624000,040-23356002
  • Hyderabad Office:
    3rd Floor,
    7-1-79, Survey No-77,
    Anand Capital Building,
    Greenlands, Hyderabad.
    Telangana, India 500016.

    (+91) 040-42624000,040-23356002
  • Noida Office:
    ARV Park, H-28, 3rd floor, Sector-63
    Uttar Pradesh
    India 201301
    (+91) 0120-4109559, 0120-4349559

Canada Office

  • Canada Office:
    7111 Syntex Drive
    3rd Floor
    Ontario Canada L5N 8C3
    (855) 775-1066

Exploring Hidden Talent Beyond Online Job Boards

Rebecca Serviss

The first place recruiters typically look for job candidates is usually through LinkedIn or Indeed. These sites are full of a vast pool of diverse talent from various backgrounds and experiences. By leveraging these platforms, recruiters can tap into a rich reservoir of potential candidates who can contribute fresh ideas and insights to their teams.

Some may wonder if something is missing when most online job searches involve LinkedIn and Indeed databases. While LinkedIn and Indeed are powerful tools for job searching, other avenues can provide additional opportunities and resources.

A great place to look is by reading blog posts or articles on Medium, a platform for storytelling with many topics to explore. From inspiring life stories, overcoming adversity, unforgettable experiences, and so much more written by everyday people who may be looking for a new job. The platform is a treasure trove of diverse perspectives and unique insights. Whether you’re interested in personal development, career advice, travel adventures, or even just looking for a good laugh, there’s something for everyone on Medium. The best part is that you get to connect with real people, sharing their stories, making it a rich and rewarding experience for readers and writers alike. So go ahead, dive into the world of Medium, and let your curiosity lead you to discoveries and inspiration.

Another creative platform to look for hidden talent is through YouTube and podcasts on SoundCloud. Like Medium, utilizing YouTube videos and podcasts presents excellent avenues for storytelling. They provide a unique opportunity for individuals to showcase their creativity, knowledge, and skills to a global audience. YouTube allows for visual storytelling through vlogs, tutorials, or short films, while SoundCloud offers a platform for sharing original music, spoken word, and audio content. Both mediums enable creators to connect with like-minded individuals, build a community around their work, and potentially attract the attention of industry professionals. By leveraging the power of YouTube and SoundCloud, hidden talents can shine brightly and reach audiences far and wide.

Facebook groups, which became popular when it was launched back in 2010, has become a forgotten yet useful feature of the social media platform, especially for recruiters looking for potential candidates. Recruiters have found that Facebook groups provide a unique opportunity to connect with a targeted audience of professionals who share common interests or belong to specific industries. By engaging with group members through discussions, sharing job postings, and networking, recruiters can tap into a pool of talented individuals who may not be actively job hunting but are open to new opportunities. Leveraging the power of Facebook groups allows recruiters to access a more diverse talent pool and potentially discover hidden gems that could be the perfect fit for their organizations. As the landscape of social media recruitment continues to evolve, revisiting the potential of Facebook groups can be a fruitful endeavor for recruiters seeking top talent in a competitive job market.

While social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and X (Twitter) are popular for job searching, an unexpected place to find some interesting talent lies in the threads of Reddit. Reddit, with its diverse range of communities known as subreddits, can be a goldmine for recruiters seeking unique and talented individuals. From niche interests to professional advice, the platform offers a glimpse into the skills and personalities of its users. By engaging in discussions and observing contributions, recruiters can discover candidates who may not have traditional resumes but possess valuable insights and creativity. With careful exploration and an open mind, Reddit can serve as a rich source of untapped talent waiting to be discovered by forward-thinking recruiters.

Along with Reddit, X (Twitter) can be a valuable resource. X is a robust platform that can provide helpful insights and information on various topics. With its real-time updates and diverse user base, X offers a unique opportunity to stay informed and engage with trending discussions. This can uncover some unlikely interesting talent that might be the right fit for a role that recruiters want to connect with. Embracing this vibrant community and correctly utilizing relevant hashtags can lead to exciting collaborations and pave the way for new opportunities.

Interacting with industry-related content through different online mediums connects recruiters to content creators and those with similar interests, expanding the list of potential candidates and connections. Recruiters have the opportunity to discover talented individuals who are actively engaged in the field, while content creators can showcase their expertise and expand their reach.

By sharing valuable insights and engaging with like-minded individuals, recruiters and candidates can forge meaningful connections that may lead to exciting career opportunities and professional growth. The digital landscape offers a vast platform for building relationships and discovering new talents, benefiting everyone in the industry.

May 27, 2024

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