I Stalk Strangers Online


Software engineers and other highly sought-after talent: you can run, but you can’t hide. Employers will go to great lengths to find in-demand talent; that’s where I come in. Armed with a few search engine commands, tenacity and a telephone, I can find anyone. People like me — known as “sourcers” — use the internet to find contact information, hobbies and interests, and other personal data in order to silver tongue our way into the lives of top talent. I’ll show you how we do it. Carmen Hudson wears several hats. She is currently Principal Consultant, Recruiting Toolbox,and co-founder of the first ever conference focused on tech recruiting, Talent42. In 2009, she launched Tweetajob, a social media job distribution technology. Carmen draws from over 15years of recruiting experience, with a strong focus on helping organizations attract, source and recruit top talent. Her corporate experience includes Yahoo!, where she was Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition. Prior to joining Yahoo!, she was manager, Global Strategic Sourcing for Starbucks Coffee Corporation. She has also held senior talent acquisition roles at Microsoft, Amazon.com and Capital One. True to her passion, she blogs and tweets about the recruiting industry, social media, job search and recruiting technology. Follow her on Twitter (@peopleshark).