Irina Shamaeva's Blog Posts Tagged 'Recruiting Tools / Sourcing' (13)

How To Find (Almost) Anyone's Email Using MS Outlook

In the following post I am going to explain how to easily and quickly test all of the guesses for a person's email address all at once using MS Outlook.

MS Outlook has an add-on called Social Connector. I have Outlook 2013 and the Social Connector is built in; for this latest version you need to turn it on. For earlier Outlook versions…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 26, 2014 at 3:18pm — 3 Comments

LinkedIn: Uncovering Hidden Names, Viewing Full Profiles

This is a short version of my blog post, with the main 3 steps outlined.

Uncover Hidden Names, View Full Profiles Profiles on LinkedIn in 3 Simple Steps.

For the profiles that you find in people search, in some cases you will see only the last name initial, in some cases the name is shown as LinkedIn Member. Here is how to get to the full information in 100% of the cases, no matter what type of account you have. 

Step…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

InMail: Include Your Contact and Professional Info

InMails are included in paid LinkedIn accounts, both personal and the LIR (LinkedIn Recruiter). I've recently run into InMails working not in the way we'd expect. I sincerely hope that LinkedIn will fix this soon and will update you when they do.

This is what sending an InMail dialog looks like…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

People Aggregators (a.k.a. “Dream Software”)

In the flood of sourcing tools and (sometimes) cluttered marketing messages around them, one type of tools stands apart and is worth your attention. It's no replacement for LinkedIn or for job boards; it's a new concept,…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 20, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Free Messages to LinkedIn Group Members No More...

(starting Jan 13, 2014)

To clarify, my source is a phone call with a LI rep yesterday (which happened for a different reason - namely - my LIR account was charging to send InMails to group members back in November (which shouldn't have happened back then) - this is a long trace following up...it almost doesn't matter anymore but I would love the support to get better.

The rep said that:

1) InMails in LIR to group members are now becoming paid - starting Jan 13. He said…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — 45 Comments

Custom Search Engines for Recruiters

Google-Plus Profiles - X-Rays G+; offers three refinements, to push forward (show in previews) locations; employers; and schools

LinkedIn – Countries - X-Rays LinkedIn profiles, offers a dozen refinements by country

Emails in Resumes - I am proud of this one! It not only looks for resumes, but also…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on December 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

#SourceCon Seattle 2013: Sourcing is Going "Mainstream".

This year has been a year of many conferences for me, most of them being dedicated to sourcing: speaking at SourceCon in Atlanta in February 2013, at Sourcing Summit New Zealand in May, at Sourcing Summit…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Find Almost Anybody's Email Address with #LinkedIn

Many of you have read thgrough the post Find (Almost) Anybody’s Email Address by Rob Ousbey and use his technique. Rob has developed a Google Doc email…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 16, 2013 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Searching on LinkedIn? Signal is Gone & How Software Vendors Are Restricted

The LinkedIn Signal is gone. (Not too many recruiters used it for searching in the first place, but it was able to show profile updates across the whole network.) Alas, there's not much that can replace Signal!

There are also some limits affecting 3rd party vendors on providing any…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

LinkedIn Contacts Have Just Doubled For You

The new LinkedIn Contacts feature is buggy but it's opening up incredible people sourcing possibilities.

The terminology "contacts" and "connections" may be somewhat confusing. The all-new LinkedIn Contacts system allows LinkedIn members to merge the information about their contacts on several systems: 1) LinkedIn…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 14, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments

10 Sourcing Complexities

I have been asked to list the "Sourcing complexities and pain points" (especially  in IT recruiting, but not just). Here are the 10 points I came up with.

Add yours?

1. Job Descriptions Are Not Enough. Sourcing from a job description alone is difficult, because it never completely defines what to search for. In fact, job descriptions are written for candidates, not for recruiters or sourcers.

There…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 29, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

LinkedIn Errors

My LinkedIn account is having multiple problems with the functionality. It's happening for the second time in the past few months. I can't use my RPS account (it is a variation of LinkedIn Recruiter). I hope they will fix it again.

The nice LinkedIn managers, who support my RPS account, point out…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 11, 2013 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Sourcing is Dead



The End of Sourcing Is Near … is a post by Dr. John Sullivan on ERE that is drawing lots of attention. I am not going to…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 14, 2013 at 10:30am — 18 Comments

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