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Stop the Madness!! The Second Comming

I wrote this blog about a year ago, but given LI is at it again it seemed appropriate to report it. 

Okay Okay, I get it. LinkedIn (LI) Changed its agreement, and everyone is in full on panic mode. Heck, some are even saying no more using tools or extensions at all. Well first off slow down, take a…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2018 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day 3 General Sessions!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 3, General Sessions.

 

First up Aaron Lintz Conference List Gold. Aaron talks about getting conference list utilizing tools such as Google Search Console, Eventbrite, and Lanyrd, Postman, Fiddler, Burpsuite, Wireshark, ZAP, PacketCapture for Android. This technique is very…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 7, 2018 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day 3 Anonymous Sessions!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 3, Anonymous  Sessions.

 

First up Greg Hawkes and Breaking the Vault: Sourcing Tools and Techniques to Unlock Candidate Information. THE BEST TOOL IS YOUR BRAIN!! TOOLS: Search is Back, Board and registration sites, Google Scholar, Bizstanding, Trustoria, Instagram, CSEs,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 30, 2018 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day Sheryl Sandburg Sessions!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 2, Sheryl Sandburg Sessions.

 

First up Cathy Neal and High-Impact Strategies for Sourcing leaders. So challenges over 75 Billion Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age. Huge Talent Shortage. Talk about metrics, rule of them; Measure what is measurable and makes…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 23, 2018 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day 2 Purple Squirrel Sessions!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 2, Purple Squireel Sessions.

 

First up Angie Verros- Band Mates Wanted. In this session, Angie talks about attracting top talent and the war for talent. She talks about first impressions, messaging, keeping it real, being unique, and more. TOOLS; Canned responses, and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 16, 2018 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day 2 Programmers Sessions!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 2, Programmers Sessions.

 

First up Chris Comrie Hot to Build Community to get Candidates. Lots of talk about Social Sites such as; Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest etc. TOOLS; AWS, Linkedin Helper, Dux Soup, Follow Liker, Facebook Auto Finder. Six steps to…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 9, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day 2 George Boole Sessions!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 2, George Boole Sessions. There were 3 George Boole sessions on Day 2.  

 

First up Allison Kruse and using Social Engineering to influence others. In this session, the main take away is the Establishing Rapport in 10 steps section. Here are the steps; 1-Establish…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 2, 2018 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day 2 Anonymous Sessions!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 2, Anonymous  Sessions. The 2 sessions I will talk about are; Candidate Personas by Susanna Frazier and May Day, May Day!! Linkedin DOWN!! By Mike Chuidian.

 

First up Susanna Frazier and Candidate Personas, This subject starts with research, and then finding,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 26, 2018 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day 2 General Sessions!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 2, General Sessions. There were 5 general session on Day 2.  

 

First up; Jessica Clark on Social Engineering. A lot of this is serious social engineering and influencing.  She speaks about Maslaw’s Hierarchy of needs which include starting at the top of the pyramid;…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 20, 2018 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap Day 1!!

Sourcecon Spring 2018 day 1 consisted of 2 presentations; Trust but Verify by Jim Schnyder and Brian Mork, and Tools for the Social Detective by me.

 In the first presentation Jim and Brian purpose the question who does it better a Sourcer or a Hacker. Now being both I found this interesting.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 12, 2018 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018 the recap preview!!

This will be the start of the Spring Sourcecon share back. Lots of great stuff. The share back will come in the form of 1 post per track and there are 6 tracks. I will be focusing on tips, tools and such. Now the theme was Social Engineering which means a lot of Social, OSINT, and hacking stuff. We…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 5, 2018 at 5:16pm — No Comments

People Aggregating tools that give you more!!

As a norm People Aggregators simply aggregate information found on the web into one profile or place. However some do way more than just that, and in this post , we will tell you about a few.

 

Hiretual for example when you are on Github uses advanced AI to grade a persons code. On Linkedin it lets…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 23, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Readers Digest guide to Email finding and People Aggregating tools!! (Guest writer Jeremy Da Costa)

Guest Writer Jeremy Da Costa

There are 2 categories of tools out there. Email finding and People Aggregating. The difference is Email finding only finds emails and usually work. People aggregators find jail, as well as profile data and social…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 22, 2018 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2018!!

As most of you know Sourcecon Spring 2018 is coming in Las Vegas on Feb 26th to Feb 28th. The theme “The Name is SourceCon. SourceCon Royale”. I am involved in numerous events and such and hope to see everyone there. This years…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 22, 2018 at 2:07pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Bloomberg

Bloomberg is a site that delivers business and market news, data and such. Not a lot of recruiters try to source there. The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and true tool, called…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Sourcing Methodology Conclusion!!

Over the last several weeks we have covered all the parts of the “Sourcing Methodology”. We went over a boat load of tools, all of which can help you do your jobs. Tools such as; Owler, SEC, Bloomberg, Talismatic, Insightly, rethinlabs, paysa, LInkedin, Crowded for research. Hiretual, Bool, CSEs, Social…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 5, 2018 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Sourcing Methodology Part 5 – Outreach!!

Sourcing Methodology Part 5 – Outreach!!

This is part 5 of the Methodology, Outreach. In part 4 we talked about Enhancement, now that we have that done, and of course uploaded our list to our ATS or CRM, it’s time to reach out.

So this has 2 parts;…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 29, 2018 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Sourcing Methodology Part 4 – Enhancement!!

This is part 4 of the Methodology, Enhancement. In part 3 we talked about Scraping, now that we have that done it’s time to Enhance the results.

For the purposes of this methodology Enhancement means finding more info, such as; emails, phone, social sites, etc.

Obviously, there are many…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 22, 2018 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Sourcing Methodology Part 3 – Scraping!!

This is part 3 of the Methodology, Sourcing. In part 2 we talked about Sourcing, now that we have that done it’s time to Scrape the results.

Scraping is the act of getting the info from one source to a reusable, and mobile source such as a CSV, Txt, Excel etc. Doing this makes it easy to upload…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 15, 2018 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Sourcing Methodology Part 2 – Sourcing!!

This is part 2 of the Methodology, Sourcing. In part 1 we talked about Research, now that we have that done it’s time to Source. So regardless of where you source, you need to understand one of the recruiter languages, Boolean, Symantec, and or…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 8, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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