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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

99% of Recruiters On LinkedIn Don’t Use It…

... and yet it is a powerful sourcing tool, and it is free to use. (For the basic account it is also free, but you need to know your ways around to view the results. I will explain below.)

I am talking about the LinkedIn Signal. Even if you have the topmost account and all the power of people searching available to you, the Signal is an excellent addition with complementary ways to source. Namely, the…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

LinkedIn 3rd Level Connection Profile Visibility

Here is a clarification on something fellow recruiters have been worried about. This is as of this morning and anything can change at any time, of course.

If you search for LinkedIn profiles on Google or on Bing (EXAMPLE), you might see an incomplete profile for those members who are either your 3rd level connections or are out-of-your-network and a suggestion to upgrade, when you click on the search results in Google. Don't worry;…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 17, 2012 at 1:27pm — 7 Comments

Last Names on LinkedIn

If you have a basic or a low-paid account on LinkedIn, you can't see the full names of people who are your third level connections. You can't see the names of people outside your network. In LinkedIn Recruiter, which is the solution for corporations, you can see all names.

I didn't realize up till I was at the #sourceIn event yesterday at the LinkedIn HQ in Mountain View, that agencies with the top solution wouldn't see the names either. Now, LinkedIn has decided to open up…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 10, 2012 at 9:30am — 21 Comments

LinkedIn Best Practices

LinkedIn is “the” top place for many recruiters and for many people I have met “LinkedIn” is almost equals “sourcing”. Everyone we had placed in the last year was initially contacted on LinkedIn.

We all agree on the importance of not spamming candidates and carefully reviewing their profiles before we reach out.

However, LinkedIn's nature is not fully understood by many, I think. Here's what I read on a blog post on ERE today: “Examine the resultant profile summaries…. “Red…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 5, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Sample Test Questions: Level One, Level Two

Here are some sample test questions for the People Sourcing Certification Program:

Level One

  • How many people currently working at Microsoft have the word Ninja in their current title on LinkedIn?
  • There’s a “Racquetball League” site that lists a person who works (or used to work?) at ToysRUs. What is his job title?
  • How many members of the site…
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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 29, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments

20 Things That Don’t Exist

I had noisy roadwork outside of my office this morning and somehow this made me think of this list. :) I am interested in what fellow recruiters would think about it.

  1. The Yahoo! Search engine
  2. Search tools that look through all the sources of data at the same time in a productive way
  3. Search strings to find the information that was not posted on the web
  4. Search strings that show only relevant results on Google
  5. Search strings that can be reused…
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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 28, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Sourcing in Australia

I have just come back home to the San Francisco Bay Area from the Sourcing Summit in Australia. The event was flawlessly and skillfully organized by Phillip Tusing.

My top impression from the Australian sourcing…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 23, 2012 at 11:59pm — No Comments

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