This is a great question and a fun one!
For me, there really isn't a typical day because sometimes the unexpected can occur and you're doing something different than you planned to do. I'm a Senior Technical Sourcer for my company, which is a software company doing business globally.
I typically begin my day by reviewing emails and Slack (internal messages) to see if there is anything urgent I need to address with candidates or hiring managers that I'm supporting. Once I'm done with that initial review, I'll begin the process of searching for potential candidates. These are "potential" candidates because they haven't applied to a job or haven't necessarily shown an interest in our company. My role is to seek them out, reach out, and hopefully have a conversation with them about our company's career opportunities.
A day could include 3-4 phone conversations with potential candidates, or it could be a day spent mostly searching and reaching out.
We also have meetings that occur and are mixed in with the scheduled phone calls and email messages. It's a full day and it comes with a variety duties and activities, but most exciting part is speaking with candidates and finding what they're interested and getting them interested and excited about my company.
I hope that helps!
Tim recommends the following next steps:
- Use the internet, the library, and your mentors and counselors to learn about various careers.
- Do informational interviews to learn about specific professions and the day-to-day life in their careers.