Using Silver Medalist Candidates to Generate Suggested Contacts

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A great place to start when sourcing for a new role is to look to silver medalist candidates who were almost hired into similar roles at your company in the past. Building a Pool using a few silver medalists to kickstart Suggested Contacts can quickly generate a longlist of candidates for you to review. This application of Suggested Contacts removes the manual work of finding these candidates and saves you time. 

Follow these steps to leverage silver medalist candidate profiles to generate a list of candidates who will be suitable for similar roles. 

  1. Create a new Pool to use for sourcing new candidates for the role. You can also use an existing Pool, if you’ve already created it.
  2. Use filters to find your silver medalist candidates. There are a few ways to do this:
    1. Global Tags- if your company uses a ‘Silver Medalist’ Global Tag, add a filter for “Global Tag is Silver Medalist”. You can combine this filter with other filters for keywords in job titles, locations, and any other relevant criteria you wish to include.1598542251953-1vM-DEs.png
    2. Silver Medalist Pools - if your company adds Silver Medalist candidates to specific Pools, you can use filters within these Pools to find candidates who meet the criteria of the role you’re looking to fill.

    3. Past Vacancies - if your company does not tag Silver Medalist candidates in any way, you can still find these candidates using filters for vacancies and vacancy stages. By filtering for candidates in relevant vacancies who reached the final vacancy stages of the vacancy, you can find contacts who would be considered silver medalists. Again, you can combine this filter with other filters for keywords in job titles, locations, and any other relevant criteria.

  3. As you find silver medalist candidates with relevant profiles, add these to the Pool you created in step 1. Aim to add a minimum of 3-8 candidates to this Pool. Although it may seem counterintuitive to add candidates who may not be currently available for a role to a Pool, doing so will help Suggested Contacts find similar candidates. 

  4. In your Pool from step 1, click on ‘Suggested Contacts’ and you will be presented with a list of suggested contacts who are likely to be a good fit for your Pool, based on the silver medalists you already added. For more information on how Suggested Contacts comes up with suggestions, see this article.
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  5. Add or dismiss contacts from this presented list of contacts. As you do this, Suggested Contacts will learn more about what you’re looking for, and the suggestions will become more refined.

Using Silver Medalist candidates with Suggested Contacts is easy and efficient, allowing you to spend your time on more important things, like nurturing relationships with the great candidates you’ve found!

Interested in other ways you can use Suggested Contacts? Take a look at these additional use cases.

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Additional Resources

An Overview of Suggested Contacts
Suggested Contacts: How it Works