- Do you search for professionals on Google?
- Are you familiar with the Boolean logic in searches (AND/OR/NOTs)?
- Do you use advanced operators on Search Engines (like intitle:…
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
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Here are some sample test questions for the People Sourcing Certification Program:
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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.
My top impression from the Australian sourcing…Continue
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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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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?)
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Lots has changed in Boolean search syntax and algorithms the last six months or so. Pretty much…
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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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March 12, 2012
I am happy to announce our Sourcing Certification program.
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…Continue
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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.
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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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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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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…
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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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…Continue
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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
-Irina Shamaeva, Partner, Chief Sourcer, …Continue
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