Shannon Van Curen

Trainer and Recruiting Specialist


Shannon Van Curen comes to AIRS with a strong background in technical recruiting and advanced sourcing. Shannon brings a wealth of experience in sourcing, social recruiting, information retrieval, technical and passive candidate recruiting. Shannon got her start in recruiting at Vanderbilt University as the first assistant swim coach for the reinstated women’s swim team. After successfully recruiting many talented scholarship athletes, Shannon pursued recruiting with a local staffing firm and later with T-Mobile USA, Community Health Systems, and finally as Director of Recruiting/Training for Moxy. Shannon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was a member of the varsity swim team and was a three-time Big Ten Champion and four-time NCAA All-American.

A Rapid Recovery for your Sourcing Blunders (Wednesday, Oct. 17 11:35 AM – 12:30 PM)

Internet sourcing is an essential recruitment skill that requires practice and dedication to gain proficiency. Many recruiters and sourcers have a gap between their current bandwidth and that which is needed to both practice and perfect their passive candidate sourcing skills. With the added complexity of an ever changing internet search landscape, it can become challenging to stay current with the latest information and newest techniques to find and recruit talent, leading many to have errors in their searches, and resulting in more frustration.

This session will focus on common sourcing errors and provide effective and efficient methods to help improve your skillset and sourcing results. Search engines, Boolean logic, social media, extensions and applications will all be featured as we dig into what is holding you back and help provide a springboard for sourcing success.

In this session, you will learn:

• Common sourcing flaws, and the cures to help discover candidates more efficiently
• Time saving tools and techniques
• Methods to track and help implement your new sourcing strategy
• The latest in mobile technology for sourcing

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