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
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…Continue
... 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…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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;…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 5, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments
Here are some sample test questions for the People Sourcing Certification Program:
Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 29, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments