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Who Is Thinking of a New Career?

Q: What do many people do when they start to think about their career? A: They update their LinkedIn profile.

Up till recently tracking, which members update their profiles, was only possible for your first level connections, as an example, by subscribing to Bullhorn Reach.

It is now possible to watch for all the skills and title changes by using the LinkedIn Signal. This is available to all members and is free to…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 8, 2012 at 2:55pm — 1 Comment

LinkedIn: a List of Challenges

I love LinkedIn! It has been bringing us more matching candidates and business connections than everything else combined out there. For my own recruiting business LinkedIn accounts for 100% placed candidates in the last twelve months and a large chunk of sourcing information that I submit to others when sourcing.

Yet taking the full advantage of LinkedIn is not straightforward! There are numerous obstacles and misleading marketing messages, blogs, and tutorials. Some LinkedIn members…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

A Test Question for the People Sourcing Certification Program

Participants of the People Sourcing Certification Program go through 60 questions for the Level 1 and 80 questions for the Level 2 at the end of the Program. We use the tests as an additional opportunity to practice and apply the sourcing skills.

As several participants have pointed out, and as one of them wrote, the Program actually makes you “think” instead of just plugging in some answers and…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on May 29, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

20 Must-Have’s For Recruiters and Sourcers

I believe that everybody who searches for professional people online – recruiters, sourcers, sales, marketing, business development people – need to aim to answer yes to these 20 questions below, to remain competitive and productive. (Do you agree?)

  1. Do you search for professionals on Google?
  2. Are you familiar with the Boolean logic in searches (AND/OR/NOTs)?
  3. Do you use advanced operators on Search Engines (like intitle:…
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Added by Irina Shamaeva on May 18, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Webinar: Boolean Strings Basics, Updated - Wed 4/1

Join us for a Webinar on April 11 

Space is limited. 

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: 

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/717975874 



Lots has changed in Boolean search syntax and algorithms the last six months or so. Pretty much…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on April 9, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Google Finds Twitter Handles, Hashtags, but Not Emails Yet

April 5, 2012

Remember this recent post on Mashable Google: Sorry, Twitter, We Don’t Index the @ Symbol? Those of us on the Boolean Strings group, who are search syntax perfectionists and are tired of seeing yet another suggestion to search for @*.com or *@ibm.com, etc. to find emails,…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on April 5, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Announcing People Sourcing Certifications

March 12, 2012

I am happy to announce our Sourcing Certification program.

Terminology

Instead of using the term “Sourcing” (as we are used to in recruiting), and per a great suggestion I got, I will call the discipline “Peoplesourcing”, which means finding information…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 12, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Thoughts on Sourcing Certifications



Reasons for Sourcing Certifications

The Boolean Strings Group and Network have become by far the largest community of sourcers online. Together with two other groups…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 7, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Messaging “Passive” Candidates

Recruiters and Sourcers:

Do your potential candidates reply to your introductory messages? I’d like to share our experience on what works and what doesn’t.

  • It seems to us that email as a way to initially reach “passive candidates” is quickly dying, if not dead already. In rare cases – and only when when it’s personalized – do we get replies.
  • The phone works, of…
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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 24, 2012 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Can Boolean Search... be Automated?

 

Many thanks to Hung Lee, the @…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 17, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

As a Recruiter or Headhunter, how successful have you found LinkedIn: 1) to source talent for a placement - what strategy do you find works best for you 2) to check and assess the talent?

This was a question on LinkedIn a few weeks ago; I thought it was interesting; unfortunately it didn't get too many responses. I have pasted my answer below. What would you say?

[here's my answer:]

LinkedIn is the top resource. It is even more useful when it's part of your sourcing strategy, i.e. is not the only social media source. …



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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Looking Up Anybody's Name on LinkedIn While Browsing - a Simple 2-Step Set-up

Yesterday morning I got an email from one of my webinar attendees who is a Sales and Marketing Manager. “I search LinkedIn a lot for lead generation confirmation.”, he writes,  ”I would like to select a name and search directly in LinkedIn only. Can you help direct me on the set up?”

Here is how to set this up.

Download Chrome if you don’t have it. Chrome is a great, fast…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 17, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Internet Recruiting 101

I have met many experienced and accomplished recruiters who have been thrown into the rapidly expanding online world without anyone providing adequate basic training or ways to keep up with the most important news.

In this brief post I don’t aim to bring everyone up to speed. Bit I’d like to cover a list of the very basics that you may want to check for yourself. If you are way beyond this, and are open to learning more, please check out…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 13, 2012 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

Why You Must Start Using Google-Plus for Sourcing and Recruiting

If you are waiting to start using Google-Plus for sourcing and recruiting, you will soon find yourself falling behind your  competition. Google-plus is still smaller than major social networks but its size doesn’t matter that much. It is also a moving target in terms of its functionality, but that makes it even more interesting!

Here are just a few tips.

Identifying/Cross-Referencing Prospects. If you know someone’s…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on December 13, 2011 at 12:38pm — 8 Comments

How to Find Contact Information - Dec 6th (Tue) at 1 PM EST

How to Find Contact Information

Join us for a Webinar on December 6

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/191923978

It happens to many of us that we locate a person who seems like a fantastic potential candidate or a business lead – however we either don’t have the contact info or it turns out to be obsolete or wrong.

In this webinar we’ll…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on December 2, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

FYI: Sourcing Contacts: Live Event in San Francisco Nov 17th

Coming up on Thursday: "Sourcing Contacts" - live, free, with refreshments served, at the Salesforce HQ in San Francisco 

For more details and to sign up please go to

http://www.meetup.com/BayAreaDataConnectors/events/37023812/ 

 

-Irina Shamaeva, Partner, Chief Sourcer, …

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on November 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Google-Based Sourcing - - Friday Oct 28 10am-11:30am Pacific time

Join us for a Webinar on October 28

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/953460002

Did you know that the operator "plus" stopped working on Google just a few days ago? There…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Webinar: Uncovering Hidden Profiles

 

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/402008986

 

If you are one of the 97% of sourcers and recruiters who search beyond job boards, chances are…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 3, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Finding Company Email Patterns

Given a company domain name company.com, and the first and the last name of a person, we can construct the address – if the company follows a certain pattern in email addresses (such as fist-dot-last-at-company.com). How can we find out what the pattern might be?

 

1. What NOT to do

Do NOT search on Google…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 18, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Hidden Resumes and Hidden Leads

If you are new to Boolean searches or do not like the Boolean search advanced syntax, please check out my site



http://hiddenresumes.com/



This site allows to search for a variety of resumes without the complexity of the syntax. It's still work in progress.



I'm also building a similar site



http://hiddenleads.com/



that allows to search for lists of people with titles… Continue

Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 31, 2011 at 10:17pm — 3 Comments

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