Social List Launch!

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Social List is Live I am happy to let you all know – our new sourcing tool http://SocialList.io is up and running! We are getting our first subscribers, fast! If you have not heard, Social List is an easy-to-use tool to instantly build lists of target social profiles, matching your search parameters, such as locations, employers, and job titles. We have developed the Social …

LinkedIn-Based IQ Test

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Whether Boolean, Semantic, or Machine Learning win the global search quality competition, remains to be seen. But a search system quality, by definition, depends on how well users can get results they want. For that, a user’s understanding of what to expect in the results is important (I hope you agree with the last statement). Many modern systems have advanced search syntax – at …

LinkedIn Tip Sheet Error And a New Hack

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  We shouldn’t be mixing the level of service, quality of software, and changes in features and pricing as a reason to use or not use LinkedIn. OK, LinkedIn has taken us along for a ride, adding and removing features the platform used to have years ago and making it “news”. BUT – it would be silly and unproductive of us …

Googling for Recently Updated Profiles?

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Can we find web pages, including social profiles, that have recently been updated? (We all know that updates may mean warming up for a new employment opportunity). On Google, you can set a date range for the search results, then sort by date. However, I have long noticed that, even if we set a date range from the beginning of …

Seven Fun X-Ray Strings for Tech Talent

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Those of us who search for Technical Talent, know how competitive the industry has been. Let me offer some X-Ray searches to help to discover potential IT candidates – and to help to grow your X-Ray skills. As always, pay attention to the URL structure and common phrases that are unique for the target pages, and you’ll find what you are …

Amazing Hiring

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  AmazingHiring.com is a People Aggregator that has recently made a debut in the US. Like the majority of aggregators, it concentrates on finding technical candidates. It is paid, as all other aggregators are. If you are in the market for one, there is a variety of aspects to consider, that depend on both the functionality and aggregated data – and I don’t think …

Two Excellent Questions for a Sourcer/Recruiter Interview

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While some tasks in Sourcing can be automated, a Sourcer cannot! These two questions can serve well in an interview when assessing the candidate’s ability to search – and to think while searching. Question #1. Will Google find every page that is on the web? The answer is, of course, “no” (if the interviewee says “yes,” that is a huge red flag!), but it …

Intelligent Searching and Matching

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Intelligent searching and matching resumes against job descriptions is not an easy task, not for a recruiter and not for software. At the end of last year, I became interested whether recently released tools in the “match” category can help to speed up searching, by offering “short-listed” candidates for review and contact. I’d like to share some observations on intelligent searching …

Sourcing in 2016 and What’s Ahead in 2017

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  This year, we have seen a rapid growth of tools to automate search, match profiles against jobs, and refresh professional data in resume databases. Yet, going into the new year, Sourcing as part of Recruiting seems further away from being trivial – or being automated – than ever. In 2017 and for at least a few years after that, Sourcing will absolutely require …