What Level People Sourcer (One or Two) can you expect to achieve if you join the Certification Program?
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 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: or site: )?
- Would you know how to locate resumes posted online?
- Would you know how to locate LinkedIn profiles (or some other online profiles) using the site: operator on Google?
- Would you know how to look for associations and events relevant to a particular type of professionals?
- Would you know how to locate a list of people posted online, such as “members” or “attendees”?
- Are you aware of some changes in Google’s search syntax in the last 6 months?
- Have you used other search engines, such as Bing or Blekko?
- Is your profile on LinkedIn filled out up to ~70%?
- Do you search for people on LinkedIn using its advanced search dialog?
- Are you a member of many professional LinkedIn groups?
- Do you use messaging on LinkedIn?
- Do you know what InMail stands for on LinkedIn?
- Do you know the difference between private and public profiles on LinkedIn?
- Do you have a profile on Google+?
- Do you have a profile on Twitter?
- Have you used “lead generation” sites such as jigsaw.com?
- Have you used people search engines such as pipl.com?
- Would you know how to look for contact info for a person?
For those considering signing up for the People Sourcing Certification Program: If you have answered “yes” to most of these questions, you might be able to get to the Level 2 in the Program. If you have answered “no” to most of them, you will probably answer “yes” to all – and will reach Level 1 if you sign up and complete the Program.
The great part is, you can decide which level test to take toward the end of the program; all participants get the material for both levels.