How Do Recruiters Find the Best Candidates?

Recruiters spend a lot of time looking for qualified applicants, but where do they find them? LinkedIn is a great place to start looking for potential candidates. In addition, tech recruiters will search Twitter and browse GitHub for potential candidates. Moreover, other sources include job boards and referrals. Interviews are also an essential part of the recruitment process. So whether you’re looking for a tech recruiter or a marketing professional, here’s how to find them.



Using referrals is an effective way to attract top candidates for your company. If you want to find the right people for your open positions, you should first decide at what stage of the recruiting process you will use employee referrals. Also, make sure that you track the number of referrals per role or department. According to headhunters in Austin, TX, using referrals will save you time and money. Referrals can be helpful if employees in a particular department hesitate to refer their friends. They may not be satisfied with the work environment, office culture, or management.

Candidates referred by current employees have already been screened by their former colleagues. Therefore, they are more likely to fit the role than candidates who were only referred by outside sources. Referred candidates should be tagged on your recruiting software to shorten the screening process further. You can then follow up on them in the future to ensure they are still a good fit. In addition, if you use referral software to track referred candidates, you can quickly identify which of them were referred by which employees.


Job boards

While job boards have many advantages for companies, they come with a cost: time and effort. While they’ve made it easy for employees to search for jobs, recruiters complain that they’re inundated with applications and don’t have the time to weed through the dozens of unsuitable candidates. Strategic recruiters use niche job boards to focus their search and eliminate the wasted time scanning hundreds or thousands of CVs.

Job boards have a variety of advantages, including the ability to collect resumes in one place, which is crucial if you’re trying to hire highly-specialized people. Many job boards also integrate with applicant tracking systems (ATS) and offer features that help you filter and prioritize candidates. In addition to that, job boards are candidate-focused, allowing you to create a fluid candidate application experience. And since most job boards offer many jobs, you can search by job title or keyword to find the best match.


Social media

When used correctly, social media can help recruiters find the best candidates. Recruiters can use the sites to conduct background checks on potential hires. Social media can provide insight into a person’s personality and aesthetics. The sites can also help recruiters understand who would be a good fit for a given position. The posts and comments of employees on social media can help recruiters spot red flags in a candidate. While some employees are not good candidates, their passion for certain subjects can help recruiters make the right hire.

While using social media to source candidates can be time-consuming and challenging to manage, it can provide invaluable insight into a person’s career history and interests. Using LinkedIn, recruiters can easily find the most qualified candidates for open roles. In addition, the site provides an unparalleled look at a candidate’s work history, endorsements, and referrals. LinkedIn has over five hundred million professional users worldwide and 160 million in the U.S.



In an interview, the candidate should be asked to answer a series of questions related to the role and the company’s culture. This helps the interviewer assess the candidate’s motivation, interest, and fit with the company. Interviews are essential tools for recruiting because mistakes can lead to reduced staff morale, poor customer service, and a low bottom line. Listed below are some tips for conducting interviews. The interviewer should also review the candidate’s resume.

Organize your time. Set aside a time and place for interviews. If possible, invite candidates to come on a day convenient for them, such as during the weekend. If possible, avoid multiple tasks and be consistent with eye contact. During an interview, avoid multitasking and focus on the job. Make sure to thank them for their time and tell them when they will be in touch. If an interview takes place at a different location than the one the candidates are most familiar with, don’t schedule a meeting immediately afterward.

National Conservative Activist Scott Presler to Make Stop in Mount Vernon – The Persistence Tour Will Include 7 Events Over 8 Days in 3 States

Wadsworth, Ohio – National conservative activist Scott Presler will make a stop in Mount Vernon, Ohio on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 6pm.  The event will take place at the Woodward Opera House meeting rooms at 107 S. Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.  The Presler Persistence Tour will include 7 events over 8 days in 3 states.  Former Congressman Jim Renacci will appear in a number of these stops with Presler.

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which is the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world, honored Scott Presler with its Ronald Reagan Award on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.  The Ronald Reagan Award was established to honor the often unnamed or overlooked conservative activists who work in the political trenches day after day to advance conservative ideas, policies, and candidates.

Scott Presler was given the award by CPAC because of his extensive work in organizing and helping to clean up parts of inner cities riddled with trash and abandoned property. Presler also engaged in political speeches and get-out-the-vote efforts — on the streets and online — to help campaign for Donald Trump in 2020.  For more information, please visit

Jim Renacci is a business owner that ran sixty businesses, created 1,500 new jobs, and employed over 3,000 people across Ohio. He served four terms in the U.S. Congress and was the 2018 Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate from Ohio. He is challenging Mike DeWine for Ohio Governor in 2022. For more information, please visit

Scott Presler and Jim Renacci will talk on topics such as CRT, mask and vaccine mandates, running for local office, and other important conservative issues.  A donation of $5 or more is requested at the door to help cover the costs of this event.

To make your reservations online, please click here.


We Have Re-Posted Our Two Previous Joe Blystone Stories

After several polite and reasonable requests we have reposted the two Joe Blystone articles.  They can be found below on our page.

I took some time to think about this and despite the numerous threats, profanity, false ratings, and attempts at extortion from Blystone supporters I think it is important for you to be able to read these stories.  In my opinion, and that’s why I have kept this site alive to express my opinions, Mr. Blystone is unsuited to be in any public office anywhere.  He and his supporters only strengthen that opinion by their unhinged daily conduct.

I will also not be making any apologies.  I didn’t make a mistake, the Franklin County Board of Elections did, and we uncovered it.  Additionally, I don’t make apologies under duress.

An Important Message from Clinton County GOP Chairman Tim Inwood Concerning Joe Blystone

Tim Inwood, Clinton County GOP Chairman, asked us to pass on this important message. Tim is in FB jail for an unrelated matter. Apparently Mr. Blystone does not believe in apologies:

I spoke to Joe Blystone in two phone calls this evening. One 14 minutes 54 seconds and the second (because the signal dropped) was 2 minutes 19 seconds. I tried to give him good advice and I also asked for an apology.  In the course of the conversation I was told I was a tyrant and a dictator like DeWine, I was told I was a liar.  He said he was sorry he hurt my feelings but no apology and I should put on my big boy pants.

Folks we are not dealing with someone who should be running for any office.  In my opinion he is a self destructive, loose cannon who gladly goes out of his way to make enemies where he had someone willing to help give advice and listen to his platform.  Be warned that is what we are dealing with here.


UPDATED: Ohio Governor Candidate Joe Blystone is a Fraud and We Have the Receipts

UPDATED:  We were just informed by the Franklin County Board of Elections that there was a glitch in their system and that Mr. Blystone voted in the 2020 general election.  He failed to voted in the 2020, 2012, 2010, and 2008 primary elections.  

As conservative grassroots activists we have to be on constant guard against fraudsters, grifters, hucksters, and outright fakes.  This is especially true for those who are either new or were brought back to this movement by President Donald J. Trump.

Enter Joe Blystone.

Ole Joe got my attention recently when I heard that while on a call with Ohio pro-life leaders, he said that passage of the Heartbeat Bill was “crap”.  Ok.

He then doubled down.

Instead of apologizing he began to attack former State Representative Candice Keller as a “fake patriot.”  When I wrote about the importance of the Heartbeat Bill and Ohio’s pro-life movement he and his handful of minions personally attacked me.

So I took a deeper look at Mr. Blystone.  But first I decided to give him one last chance to explain himself.

Sadly, he decided to dig a deeper hole.

A search of the online voter history for the Franklin County Board of Elections shows that Mr. Blystone failed to vote in either the 2020 GOP primary or the 2020 general election.


The most important election in our lifetimes and Mr. Blystone didn’t vote either in the primary or general for President Donald J. Trump?  Or any other Republican candidate?  Really?

So I emailed the Franklin County Board of Elections for confirmation and they provided me with a printout of his entire voting history.  A link to that pdf is here.

A supporter of Mr. Blystone is now claiming that Mr. Blystone, his wife, and his son actually voted but that the records somehow have disappeared.  If so, then the conspiracy must run deep, because the official records show that he also failed to vote in the GOP primaries in 2012, 2010, and 2008.

This conspiracy must also run to the federal government. Records from the Federal Elections Commission showed that Mr. Blystone never made a contribution to President Donald Trump until AFTER he lost his re-election campaign.  Wow.

It is very, very difficult to beat an incumbent Republican Governor in a primary.  To do so, Ohio conservatives must unite around a single, solid, well-vetted, well known, and well-funded candidate to even stand a fighting chance.

Most importantly, we simply cannot be fooled by someone who slaps on a cowboy hat and calls himself a patriot.  The stakes are too high in 2022.

Jim Renacci: Enough is Enough, It is Time to Restore Law and Order in Ohio

Jim Renacci

Last May, like you I watched horrified as what began as a peaceful protest in downtown Columbus quickly escalated into a full-scale riot.  That riot then spread to Ohio’s historic Statehouse where thugs broke 28 windows, burned American flags, and ultimately caused over $158,000 in damages to the people’s house.

The damage to downtown Columbus businesses was even worse.  According to WBNS TV, rioters broke the windows of numerous storefronts and looted a local convenience store.  Store owners spent weeks cleaning and repairing the mess.

The cost to taxpayers was also significant.  According to the City of Columbus, cleanup costs totaled nearly $150,000.  Meanwhile, the Columbus police stated that they spent approximately $2.7 million in overtime connected to these protests.

Enough is enough.  It is long past time to begin restoring law and order in Ohio. That is why I am happy to endorse passage of Ohio House Bill 109 (HB 109) sponsored by Butler County State Representative Sara Carruthers and Hamilton County State Representative Cindy Abrams.

According to the sponsors, HB 109 would do the following:

    • Increases the penalty for rioting and create the offenses of riot assault and riot vandalism.
    • Increase the penalty for disorderly conduct when the offender hinders the movement of people if the violation occurs during a riot or illegal protest.
    • Expand Ohio’s corrupt activity laws to encompass those who organize people to commit a riot or provide material support or resources for those individuals.
    • Supports law enforcement and our first responders by creating the offense of bias motivated intimidation which prohibits a person from harming a person or property based on the victim’s status as a first responder.
    • Gives peace officers who suffer harm due to persons committing a riot offense, filing a false complaint or an abridgment of the officer’s civil rights a cause of action against those responsible, including any organization that provided material support or resources.

Democrat elected officials, along with some liberal Republicans, have coddled these criminals for too long.  Peaceful protest is always welcome in a free society.  But those who smash storefront windows, throw bricks, and set things on fire should be punished and punished severely.


Jim Renacci is a business owner that operated 60 businesses, created 1,500 new jobs, and employed over 3,000 people across Ohio.  He served four terms in the U.S. Congress and was the 2018 Republican Nominee for the U.S. Senate from Ohio.  For more information, please visit .



Study Shows Coal Industry Generates Billions in Economic Activity for West Virginia

From the great folks at Friends of Coal:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. ─ A new study on the economic impact of West Virginia’s coal industry shows that even when facing the worst regulatory pressures in history, the mining and coal-fired power generation industries still generated nearly $14 billion in economic activity for the Mountain State.

“Coal and coal-fired electric power always has been a major driver behind West Virginia’s economy, and this study clearly demonstrates that not only is coal the bedrock of our economy, it’s a key component of our future,” said West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton. “Even following years of decline, the mining and coal-fired power generation industries remain one of the largest economic generators in the state.”

The study, commissioned by the West Virginia Coal Association and conducted by the West Virginia University Bureau for Business and Economic Research (BBER), shows that the mining industry alone spends more than $2.1 billion on wages and coal operators generated approximately $9.1 billion in economic activity in 2019, far more than the entire general revenue budget of state government.

What’s more, the combined economic impact of coal mining and coal-fired electric power generation was approximately $13.9 billion, meaning the industries supported 17 percent of the state’s total economic output or one out of every six dollars generated.

Dr. John Deskins, BBER director, said the total economic impact of coal mining does not end at the mine – it goes far beyond the portal and upstream through the business economy.

“Despite production declines in recent years, coal remains a very important part of West Virginia’s economy, as illustrated in our research,” Deskins said. “Coal continues to support a sizeable share of the state’s economic output and thousands of high-paying jobs.”

Hamilton noted that West Virginia’s eight coal-fired electric manufacturing facilities are among the most modern and efficient electric generators found anywhere in the world. ”Not only are these facilities responsible for a big piece of our economy, they continue to provide low cost, uninterrupted power to millions of consumers in West Virginians and our surrounding states. Given the results of this study and the contribution of these plants to grid security and resiliency, and homeland security, it’s inconceivable that extreme environmental groups and other organizations, similar to the Biden Administration, want to see these facilities close prematurely or transition away from the coal. “

The coal industry acknowledges the build out of renewable energy forms as well as West Virginia’s vast reserves of shale gas but asserts that we should not be trading one energy job for another or unnecessarily shortening the life of these foundational contributors to our economy and industrial job base.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Coal mining and coal-fired electric power generated approximately $13.9 billion in total economic activity in the state of West Virginia. For context, total economic output for the state (GDP) was around $77 billion.
  • Coal mining and coal-fired electric power generation supported nearly 33,000 jobs in West Virginia.
  • Coal mining and coal-fired electric power generation provided around $2.8 billion in employee compensation.
  • Coal mining posts the highest average annual wages among all other industries in West Virginia.
  • Coal mining and coal-fired electric power generated nearly $611 million in select state and local tax revenue for West Virginia and its local governments.
  • West Virginia coal exports consistently make up a large share of U.S. coal exports – nearly one-third of the nation’s total economic export value.

For information or to request a copy of the full report, please contact Chris Hamilton at the West Virginia Coal Association, (304) 342-4153.