15 Books Which Are Perfect Gifts For Recruiters & Sourcers


I don’t want a lot for Christmas

There is just one thing I need

The Holiday season is coming. Your colleagues/friends/buddies are waiting for gifts, and you still have no ideas what to present them. Let us help you!

Here’s the list of 15 outstanding books that will become a great gift to a recruiter or a sourcer. (And some of them are not about recruitment.)

Full Stack Recruiter: The Ultimate Edition

The perfect book for everyone passionate about sourcing or going to get a Sourcing Black Belt. Jan Tegze is a recruitment thought leader who shares his ideas and technics in this book. Yes, it’s Full Stack Recruiter! Our advice is to buy a paper book because you’ll need to highlight many interesting things.

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Want to learn more about the history of hardware and software? Walter Isaacson wrote this book in 2014, but it’s still a good one for everyone who wants to dive deep into the world of information technologies.

Spoiler: It’s not boring!

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Are you a big fan of detective stories? What about a real story that mixes the story of a start-up and internal secrets? John Carreyrou is a Pulitzer – prize winner reporter who created a chilling masterpiece. The gripping story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos—one of the biggest corporate frauds in history—a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley, rigorously reported by the prize-winning journalist.

The Art of the Recruiter Message: How to Master the Craft of Recruiter Outreach over InMail, Email, Text Message

Are you an entry-level Recruiter looking to learn more about crafting recruiter messages to candidates within any industry? This book is definitely for you! Jonathan Kidder, AKA the “Wizard Sourcer,” is a top-ranked technical talent sourcing recruiter, staffing expert, and corporate trainer who assists organizations of all sizes in identifying and attracting top talent

Top Biller: The Life of a Recruiter

Experienced recruiter shares his tips. It could be the title of the article from the Financial Times, but it’s just one sentence that explains to you why you must own this book.

Steve Guest has spent the last 17 years as a recruitment specialist, opening & building new regions, brands & businesses in the UK whilst actively specializing in recruiting commercial permanent placements within the construction sector. Absolutely love this book!

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

The future is nearer than you think. Want to be ready for it? Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku details the developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medicine, space travel, and more that are poised to happen over the next hundred years. Are you already excited?

Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter, Second Edition: A Technical Skills Primer

Even a very experienced tech sourcer/recruiter needs to refresh their knowledge of technologies. Obi Ogbanufe, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems, where she teaches courses in data mining, cybersecurity, predictive analytics, and data warehousing. Her technical skills primer focuses on technology fundamentals—from basic programming terms to big data vocabulary, network lingo, operating system jargon, and other crucial skill sets.

The Robot-Proof Recruiter: A Survival Guide for Recruitment and Sourcing Professionals

The Business Book Awards 2020 – HR & Management Category winner Katrina Collier works with companies to improve recruitment and candidate experience. She facilitates workshops that uncover technology and process issues that prevent successful talent acquisition. Based in London UK, she is also a mentor, leader of The Collective, a global keynote speaker, and co-host of Hear The Talent People with Glenn Martin. Katrina’s book definitely will be a great present for every recruiter and sourcer!

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark is an MIT professor who loves thinking about life’s big questions and has authored 2 books and more than 200 technical papers on topics from cosmology to artificial intelligence. He is known as “Mad Max” for his unorthodox ideas and passion for adventure. He is also president of the Future of Life Institute, which aims to ensure that we develop not only technology but also the wisdom required to use it beneficially.

Recruiting 101: The Fundamentals of Being a Great Recruiter

How to develop 15 fundamental recruiting skills? Do you have them all? Let this book reveal the truth about success in recruitment. Does it sound like a great start to the New Year? Steven Mostyn has more than 25 years of experience recruiting and sourcing for some of North America’s largest companies (including Adventist Health System, Aon Hewitt, BP, BMO, IBM, Oracle, and Walmart); Steve currently is the CEO of Career Boost & Alpha Recruitment.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Many of you heard the name Yuval Noah Harari. But did you have a chance to read Sapiens? If not, you can start with this one (again for those interested in futurism), but also for those who want to broaden their knowledge of humanity’s future.

Grow Your Recruiting Business: The First 3-Part Blueprint to Create Predictable Profits, Reliable Growth, and Business Freedom

Mike Gionta is among the most recognized names in the Recruiting Industry Today. From almost going out of business in 1991, Mike, after numerous “learning experiences,” built his personal billings consistently over $1,000,000 per year, with his best year in personal billings of $2,143,000.00. His recruiting firm, The Hudson Consulting Group, was rated the 11th fastest-growing Technology Search Firm in the US and the 2nd largest recruiting agency in the Greater Hartford, CT area. Grow Your Recruiting Business: The First 3-Part Blueprint to Create Predictable Profits, Reliable Growth, and Business Freedom is the first book ever written about the key systems to building an ongoing sustainable recruiting firm.

High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting: How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent By Improving the Candidate Experience

Barbara Bruno has trained over 25,000 recruiters in 13 countries and is based in Crown Point, IN. She consults some of the largest recruiting companies in the world, including Management Recruiters International, Robert Half, Pride Staff, Express Employment Professionals, Fortune Personnel, and DAV in South Africa. CATEGORY SILVER WINNER: Axiom Awards 2021 – Human Resources/Employee Training Category.

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, and a former Google data scientist. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender, and more, all drawn from the world of big data.

Productivity Hacks for Recruiters: How to Manage your Recruiting Time Well

One more book by Jonathan Kidder on this list. The book will show you how to master your time and schedule while remaining organized and productive, all while working fewer hours within your work week. Good gift if you want to learn how to manage your time.

Who should read this book:

  • Sourcers, Recruiters, and Recruiting Managers looking to become more efficient.
  • Recruiting professionals looking to conquer a work week within a 9 to 5-time frame.
  • Individuals looking to excel and become more productive and organized.

Develop your skills, be curious, and have a Wonderful Holiday!

At Matchr, we help start-ups and scale-ups to establish consistent recruitment processes, set up effective collaboration between all parties and deliver on your hiring plans. Get in touch with us, and will find the best solution in terms of deliverability and budget to support your company’s growth.

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Talent Acquisition Specialist at Matchr
Talent Acquisition Specialist at Matchr
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