Sourcing includes three types of search:
Research – finding info on terminology, target companies, schools, job titles, locations, and industry news Search – finding professionals with promising backgrounds Cross-referencing – finding additional qualifying professional info and contact info.
“ Research” and “ Cross-referencing” rarely require complex searching. You can accomplish most of the tasks by Googling for a few keywords and using Chrome extensions.
While “ Search” has a technical aspect where you create complex Boolean AND-OR-NOT searches (on LinkedIn or a job board). Advanced Google operators are highly applicable as well. However, you can accomplish quite a bit