There are still many resumes on the Internet. Google is still by far the best search engine. However, Googling the world wide web for online resumes has stopped being productive for the majority of locations and industries, with few exceptions.
I'll share some thoughts, as to why Googling for Resumes is Obsolete, shortly. Let us first look at a typical Google "Boolean String" in the style still taught in some Sourcing classes or auto-created by a "Boolean…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 9, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
In the previous post Why You Lose Potential Candidates with LinkedIn Job Posts, I talked about the (wrong) estimated salary ranges shown on LinkedIn Job…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on May 22, 2015 at 11:55am — No Comments
This post on LinkedIn got featured in the "Recruiting & Hiring" channel! (maybe they don't read posts before featuring?)
While professionals may consider changing jobs for many reasons other than money, the salary is one of the most important factors. If you …Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on May 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Here are the five major elements, that have just changed in Google's Boolean search syntax. If you are reading this blog, you will be one of the first people to know.
1. Synonyms in…Continue
I love LinkedIn and use it every day. LinkedIn has changed our profession, revolutionized sourcing and recruiting, and continues to be the #1 go-to site for the majority of recruiters, with no competition in sight. I am glad to share creative LinkedIn Sourcing techniques with my colleagues in blog posts, discussions, webinars, and as part of the Sourcing Certification Program..
Lately, I've been running into some LinkedIn functionality that seems temporarily broken.…Continue
I'd like to share a tip on how to search LinkedIn for the members outside of a certain geographical area.
There are at least two good reasons to search outside of an area:
1. If you search by keywords, with no location specified, you are likely to see the top results from your own area - LinkedIn thinks that finding people who live nearby is a high priority.
To illustrate, here's an example search from an account, whose owner resides in the San…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 27, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments
It looks like ZipRecruiter, that has been offering job posts and social shares of jobs, is rapidly working on adding resume database access, currently in Beta. Applicants for past jobs can opt-in for their resumes to be found and viewed by all employers who use the system. (This gives ZipRecruiter instant volume of candidates already in the database.) New applicants can opt-in when uploading a resume.
Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 25, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments
If you have hit the new Commercial Use Limit on Search on LinkedIn, your search results screen will look like this - the first few results are shown and the rest are blurred:
Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Finding someone's email address, starting from a social profile (such as a LinkedIn profile), and finding social profiles, starting from an email address, are two kinds of top-requested productivity tools for Sourcers, Recruiters, Sales Professionals, and Social Media Marketers these days, for many good reasons, such as the new rigid limitations for both searching for professionals…Continue
Due to the just-introduced Commercial Use Limit on Search, many LinkedIn members are hitting the search quota for the month in the first day or two of January 2015 - and have to wait another month to search again.…Continue
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