There are surprising similarities between sourcing and the game of football. You might be thinking, “How can sourcing for a candidate be like playing football?” Football is a game of inches, and a football player must avoid being stopped to reach his goal. Sourcing is the same. In sourcing, finding an excellent candidate is not the end game as you may have to get your candidates through various stakeholders in the recruitment lifecycle process, such as hiring managers, recruiters, HR. These stakeholders are like the big defensive lineman trying to tackle the sourcer at every yard.
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