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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

Do you search for people on LinkedIn, Google, and Bing? Try yourself out! Sourcing Contest

 

Announcing a Sourcing Contest/Quiz. (It’s not easy!)

Please post your answers as replies to this post.

Replying only to some questions, and replying several times is allowed. Repeating…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Webinar on Boolean Strings Fundamentals

Join us for a Webinar on July 14

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/710904115

The class is for those who search for people (candidates,…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 12, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments

How to Search for Google Plus Profiles

How to Search for Google Plus Profiles

Searching for Google-plus profiles is no problem at all, whether you are already on Google-Plus or not. Here’s a direct link to a sample search:

Search…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 8, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments

I Love LinkedIn

Don’t miss the opportunities. Here are some ways to access 3 large sets of organized data that LinkedIn has pulled from the Deep Web into the open.

Welcome #LinkedIn Updates

To learn more about LinkedIn from this post, simply start at…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Recently Updated Profiles

It's quite interesting! LinkedIn keeps organizing more data and taking it out of the Deep Web.

Check it out:



Recently Updated Profiles



(Guess who is likely to update their LinkedIn profiles.)

In your results check on the cached pages.

-Irina

 

P.S. This is the previous set of data. Want to view all job titles with a…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

#BeKnown: #Monster Creates Potential Competition to #LinkedIn

 

BeKnown is good news! There are lots of posts out there with facts and screen shots, so I skip that.



Here some initial thoughts.



1) It’s fantastic to see potential competition to LinkedIn; Moster has been one of the few big players capable of that. LinkedIn’s quality has been hurt by not having…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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