Country-Specific Regions and Titles on #LinkedIn

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Resourcing in the UK. Part 3: Regions and Titles on LinkedIn

Here is the third of a series of hands-on examples – based on some specific searches in the UK – on how to use some People Sourcing concepts. (See the posts One/Twitter and Two/Google.) The same techniques can be applied to searches elsewhere.

I’d like to discuss geographical regions as they are phrased on LinkedIn, and lists of job titles across the UK.

While you are reading this post it’s best to log out of LinkedIn.

A Google search like this

site:uk.linkedin.com/title/assistant

(where you can replace assistant with any other keyword) shows a list of links with short lists of people whose profiles contain the word assistant.

(I am sorry if it may have sounded too complex; it’s not).

You may notice that some of these lists include people from a variety of locations, and those have a “generic” piece of URL in-gb-0-United-Kingdom.

  

Since we are interested in locations at the moment, let’s exclude those “generic” links, and let’s use the keyword senior that would hopefully pick all of the locations. I.e. hopefully there’s someone who has the word senior in their job title for any region.

site:uk.linkedin.com/title/senior -inurl:0

See the locations showing up in the results now?

To collect the titles fast, we may want to use Fastest Chrome (or Fastest Fox) and display all of the results in one page…

…then simply select-all on the page with the search results and paste into MS Excel as text, and see all locations, along with their internal LinkedIn codes…

…and finalize the table of codes and locations using simple sorting and replacing functions in Excel. Here’s the result, below. These are all the locations in the UK as seen by LinkedIn.

The task for the reader is to create a table with an alphabetized list of all possible titles including the word senior.

 

Here is the third of a series of hands-on sourcing examples – based on some specific searches in the UK – on how to use some People Sourcing concepts. The same techniques can be applied to searches elsewhere.

I’d like to discuss geographical regions as they are phrased on LinkedIn, and lists of job titles across the UK.

While you are reading this post it’s best to log out of LinkedIn.

A Google search like this

site:uk.linkedin.com/title/assistant

(where you can replace assistant with any other keyword) shows a list of links with short lists of people whose profiles contain the word assistant.

(I am sorry if it may have sounded too complex; it’s not).

You may notice that some of these lists include people from a variety of locations, and those have a “generic” piece of URL in-gb-0-United-Kingdom.

 

Since we are interested in locations at the moment, let’s exclude those “generic” links, and let’s use the keyword senior that would hopefully pick all of the locations. I.e. hopefully there’s someone who has the word senior in their job title for any region.

site:uk.linkedin.com/title/senior -inurl:0

See the locations showing up in the results now?

 

To collect the titles fast, we may want to use Fastest Chrome (or Fastest Fox) and display all of the results in one page…

 

…then simply select-all on the page with the search results and paste into MS Excel as text, and see all locations, along with their internal LinkedIn codes…

 

…and finalize the table of codes and locations using simple sorting and replacing functions in Excel. Here’s the result, below. These are all the locations in the UK as seen by LinkedIn.

The task for the reader is to create a table with an alphabetized list of all possible titles including the word senior.

 

Code Location Code Location Code Location Code Location
4542 Aberdeen 4570 Doncaster 4600 Liverpool 4625 Reading
4543 Albans 4571 Dorchester 4601 Lancaster 4626 Redhill
4544 Birmingham 4573 London 4603 Leicester 4626 Redhill
4545 Bath 4573 London 4603 Leicester 4627 Romford
4546 Blackburn 4573 London 4605 Lincoln 4628 Sheffield
4547 Bradford 4574 Edinburgh 4606 Leeds 4630 Stevenage
4548 Bournemouth 4574 Edinburgh 4607 Luton 4631 Stockport
4549 Bolton 4575 Enfield 4608 Manchester 4632 Slough
4550 Brighton 4576 Exeter 4608 Manchester 4632 Slough
4552 Bristol 4577 Falkirk 4610 Keynes 4634 Swindon
4554 Carlisle 4578 Blackpool 4611 Motherwell 4635 Southampton
4555 Cambridge 4579 Glasgow 4613 Nottingham 4637 Sunderland
4556 Cardiff 4580 Gloucester 4613 Nottingham 4640 Shrewsbury
4557 Chester 4582 Guildford 4614 Northampton 4641 Taunton
4558 Chelmsford 4583 Harrow 4615 Newport 4643 Telford
4559 Colchester 4586 Hempstead 4615 Newport 4644 Tonbridge
4560 Croydon 4587 Hereford 4616 Norwich 4646 Truro
4561 Canterbury 4589 Hull 4616 Norwich 4647 Cleveland
4562 Coventry 4590 Halifax 4617 Oldham 4648 Twickenham
4563 Crewe 4593 Ipswich 4618 Oxford 4649 Southall
4564 Dartford 4593 Ipswich 4619 Paisley 4650 Warrington
4565 Dundee 4594 Inverness 4620 Peterborough 4654 Worcester
4566 Derby 4595 Jersey 4622 Plymouth 4655 Walsall
4568 Durham 4597 Thames 4624 Preston 4657 York
4569 Darlington 4599 Kirkcaldy 4624 Preston