Using Suggested Contacts to collaborate with Hiring Managers

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When you begin to source for a new role, working with the hiring manager to ensure that you’re both on the same page is fundamental. Bringing Suggested Contacts into this conversation can help to streamline this process, and save you time by removing unnecessary manual work. 

Follow these steps to leverage your Hiring Manager’s ideal candidates using Suggested Contacts. 

  1. In your kick-off conversation with the hiring manager, instead of spending time talking about the type of candidate they’d like for this role, collaborate with the hiring manager to find approximately 5 ideal profiles for this role. These could be silver medalists from previous hiring rounds, profiles of candidates that look promising found on social media, or even employees who are currently excelling in the role that you’re aiming to fill. 
  2. Then, create a new Pool for this role, and add the hiring manager’s example candidates to this Pool. You can also use an existing Pool if you’ve already created it.
  3. In your Pool from step 2, 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 contacts you determined with the hiring manager were ideal. For more information on how Suggested Contacts comes up with suggestions, see this article.
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  4. Add or dismiss contacts from the presented list. As you do this, Suggested Contacts will learn more about what you’re looking for, and the suggestions will become more refined.

Using Suggested Contacts to collaborate with hiring managers is easy and efficient, allowing you to spend your time on more important things, like nurturing relationships with the great candidates that 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