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 …

Role Search Price Hike, on LinkedIn Only

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  Among many valuable features that LinkedIn is discontinuing “to improve member experience,” what stands out for me is losing the Role/Job Title search facet with the switch to the new desktop UI. Seriously? Tell me it’s not happening! For anyone looking for professionals on LinkedIn, I imagine that this, always-free, search filter has been critically important. (If you see …

Connectifier Uncovers Hidden LinkedIn Profiles

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    This Chrome Extension is nothing like Connectifier was before its LinkedIn acquisition, but it’s free and available to everyone. You can get it here: Connectifier Social Links Please install it and I will show you how to view out-of-network profiles. It’s simple. Here is an out-of-network profile and a Connectfier (CF) overlay window: See, the information that CF shows …

I Search From

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It’s not a secret that Google search results are different for different people. (That’s why sharing a “Boolean string” is rarely enough to tell others how you have searched). Results depend on our locations, using Google.com vs. country-based Google, a language (other than English), and other variables. Searching on a mobile device can show different result pages than the desktop, too. Telling …

Social Media Management 101 for Recruiters

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As Recruiters, we are already online a lot – we work with online job postings and interact with potential candidates on social media. However, in this “connected” day and age, every Recruiter would benefit from taking further steps by incorporating basic social marketing skills and tools into his or her daily practice. Social Media Management Tools share content across multiple social accounts, …

Mobile Sourcing: Barely Touched

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While we see an occasional post about obtaining a list of conference attendees from an app, I don’t think “mobile sourcing” has gotten the attention it deserves. Mobile Recruiting has a great quick definition in a Smashfly post: “Deliver a mobile-responsive candidate experience, leverage SMS campaigns and capture leads from mobile devices at events.” However, if we step back from “recruiting” to …

Texting by Emailing for Recruiting

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Following up on last year’s Arron Daniels guest post Texting While Sourcing, let’s take a closer look at texting in Sourcing and Recruiting. Texting is about to become common practice in our industry. Job Candidate Preferences for Recruiter Text Messaging, a post by Brian Westfall, quotes as many as 60% of recruiters texting candidates. Unsurprisingly, most candidates under 25 years of age …

Boolean Is Dead. On LinkedIn Only

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Here is a “double alert” I have just copied from my screen. A rare error occurred, and Boolean is going away in Recruiter Lite. If you wanted to search, for example, for someone whose job title is (Engineer OR Developer) NOT Manager, you will no longer be able to do so. Of the current choices of premium personal accounts, it …

Three Ways to Raise Candidate Response Rates

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Personalizing messages to potential candidates is one of the widely accepted best practices, and rightly so. However, writing personal emails is not enough to get a high response rate. Most working professionals rarely even see, let alone open messages from recruiters. I.e. most recipients stop before they have a chance to see that personalized email; sometimes, before they see the …