I’ve been playing around recently with alternative channels for searching for people.In my last post I talked about how to use geek words in your searches to find hidden people. In the search for the best talent, ¬†you need to extend your searches beyond the usual LinkedIn, Google and Monster.No disrespect to these locations but if all other recruiters are searching in the same place, you end up in a footrace to be first.

The following sites have been shown good returns when using “keywords” and locations:

Skype

WordPress (main page search.)

Blogger

Posterous

4Square

Skillpages (formerly Weedle)

Flikkr

Google Images

Quora

Just a few ideas. What alternative sites or pages are you using to find possible candidates.

Bill