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Evan Sohn, Recruiter.com

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We are back for another great interview on our podcast on unlocking YOUR world of creativity. We go around the world to talk to creative practitioners and leaders about how they get inspired, how they organize their ideas, and how they gain the confidence and connections to launch their work out into the world.

Today, we explore the world of talent recruiting with our guest Evan Sohn. He is a Chief Executive Officer at Recruiter.com. And also the Co-Founder of the Sohn Conference Foundation. Our main conversation will be around sourcing, recruiting, and talent acquisition.

Recruiter.com is at the epicenter of many of the conversations going on in the job market.

  • They have an on-demand platform for freelance recruiters. It carries a network of over 40,000 recruiters and growing. Where they place assignments on behalf of their clients, ranging from scientific recruiters, looking for scientists, for pharmaceutical companies, to technology recruiters, to general recruiters from the US to Mexico, Latin America, Europe Singapore, Australia, and just everywhere in between.
  • They also have their own brilliant AI software that sits on top of about 170 million records. Which they use to help their clients source, find, engage, screen, and qualify, candidates of all different types of candidates

The software mainly aids in a couple of things:

  • It helps people to get engaged in an opportunity. Especially since life has changed tremendously since the pandemic. Because even jobs that were considered geographically inaccessible or undesirable are now quite accessible. Given that people work remotely these days.
  • The job application process has become so much easier as opposed to writing numerous resumes and sending them to so many companies.
  • Technology has narrowed down what positions are open.
  • Making online applications has made the hiring manager’s job that much easier in finding the right fit for whatever position they are looking for. Making the job matching process more like match.com or Tinder.

Overall, Evan teaches us to embrace technology in the search to find the right job or in recruiting the right person for the job.

He further gave us tips for people looking to make a change in their careers,

  • Find the person on LinkedIn that has the job you want and then reach out to them on LinkedIn and go,” Hey, can I pick your brain for 15 minutes? You have the job I want. What am I missing? Here's what I've been doing. I'd love to get into whatever you are doing.” And that would point you in the correct direction.
  • Similarly, as a firm looking for a workforce, it is important to hire a recruiter that knows how to find remote workers.

He also has some golden advice for the recruiter as well, that they too should know what their strengths are. For example, they should know how good they are at finding some sort of talent. Or how good they are at onboarding candidates and highlighting what success rate they have.

In conclusion, we discuss another of his passions which is doing a tremendous job. The Sohn Conference Foundation. A foundation inspired and named after his late brother Iris Sohn, who passed away from cancer in 1933 just a day shy of his 29th birthday. The foundation aims to fight pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases, it is now in 11 cities including New York, London, Australia, Israel, and Hong Kong.

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