Recruiters are aware that most job descriptions lack some information necessary to source potential candidates. A job description is written to attract talent, and it is only one piece of data for Recruiters. We gain the extra info and Hiring Manager’s preferences through intake write-ups and meetings.
We have designed our sourcing intake form Brain Gain Recruiting Sourcing Checklist to solicit that extra information. I find an “ideal candidate’s profile” (or two, or three) to be especially helpful.
LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) offers searching by an ideal candidate. The idea is admirable, but have you noticed how it is implemented?