Once in a while I run into a post outlining a sourcing tip that I didn't know about, or hear a new tip in conversations. Today I'd like to point to some of those tips and thank my colleagues for sharing them.Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on November 26, 2014 at 6:29pm — No Comments
Back in 2009 I published a post on ERE.net "Call or Email or Use Social Media?" The post was about reaching out to potential candidates, or to business prospects, using Social Networks. While some of the technical details are, of course, outdated 5 years later, the idea remains - and you can do MUCH more now than back then.
I'd like to clearly identify the topic of this post. It is not about messaging your friends on Facebook and…
Did you always want to search for LinkedIn profiles using Google but haven't done so yet? This is an intro to searching and a link to a Custom Search Engine to do just that.
This is a "shortcut" (a Custom Search Engine) to searching for LinkedIn…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 15, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Up until recently, search results in LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) and in (any) personal account were the same. LIR provides more results available for viewing for a given search and better results visibility (and also some facets that are not available in a personal search).
This has changed dramatically.
If you have a LinkedIn Recruiter account, you must read on.
Here are three examples of searches, compared side-by-side for a personal vs a LIR…Continue
("Part One" briefly outlines some background. If you are only interested in "how-to", please jump to the "Part Two" below.
Please note, that I think that inviting others for no good reason is NOT appropriate.)
Part One. Reasons to Connect
LinkedIn is a business networking site, where people can "connect" with each other. Connecting provides for ways to keep each other's contact info; track interactions; perhaps get on…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 6, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments
A term definition works if the majority of practitioners agree to it. It's quite remarkable, that with Sourcing becoming hugely popular and necessary, we still lack a definition.
Back in January Glen Cathey wrote:
"It believe it would certainly be helpful and beneficial to have a universally agreed upon definition…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Suppose you are determined to find someone’s email address. With the new LinkedIn InMail policy, some say, this may happen in their practice more often. The post below outlines eight top ways to…Continue
If you do online research, don't overlook your local public library. It's an excellent resource of online information, not just on books and publications, but also on businesses. In this post, I will specifically write about the US Public libraries. Many other countries would have similar services offered at public libraries.
While Librarians are certainly skilled at organizing and searching for info, guess what... there's not even a list of all the…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 29, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I've long wanted to write a post about "Talent Maps", which I see as a tool, as well as a strategic part of Recruiting and Sourcing. This post was triggered by several recent interactions with…Continue
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…Continue
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.
Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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,…Continue
(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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 14, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments
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.
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.
Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 29, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments