Connections’ Connections

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Following up on the great post on “Balazs and his magic sourcing world” – a new blog which you must start following! – I’d like to add just a few more details to be explored. As Balazs points out, we are experiencing fantastic new functionality, provided by LinkedIn, namely, searching and filtering others’ connections. Balazs is sharing a link for exploring the …

The OR Challenge

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Here is today’s Sourcing Challenge! Find an Excel file with a list of companies with full contact info, where one column in the table will contain only this in every row (below its title): OR (yes, just like the operator OR) Email the URL for the list to test@braingainrecruiting.com Also, email the shortest possible search string on Google or on …

The Twenty-Five Boolean Strings

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These are 25 (slightly modified) of the Boolean search string samples we have discussed in the lectures in the People Sourcing Certification Program. Hope you will see some usage that will help you practice and create your search strings. These strings do not guarantee to do anything remarkable, especially if you replace keywords or if anything in Google’s Boolean syntax …

A Test Question for the People Sourcing Certification Program

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Participants of the People Sourcing Certification Program go through 60 questions for the Level 1 and 80 questions for the Level 2 at the end of the Program. We use the tests as an additional opportunity to practice and apply the sourcing skills. As several participants have pointed out, and as one of them wrote, the Program actually makes you “think” instead of …

Google-Plus for People Sourcing

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Join us for a webinar on May 22. Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/309565442 Google-Plus presents excellent tools for searching, sourcing, and reaching out, and it’s time to master them. Let the Facebook numbers not fool you; Google-Plus is the second top place on the Internet to figure out, if you are looking for professionals, after …

20 Must-Have’s For Recruiters and Sourcers

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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 …

Google-Plus Circles, Part 1

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  Circles on Google+ present excellent people sourcing capabilities. Without looking closer, you may at first think that circles are like groups on LinkedIn, or maybe like lists on Twitter, but they are not. The interesting thing about circles is that only you, the circle creator, know what any circle is about and how you have named it. “Outsiders” can …

The First Ever Level 2 Certified Peoplesourcer

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Congratulations to our very first Level 2 Certified Peoplesourcer – Jing Wang, a Sourcer and a Recruiter from Goldbeck Recruiting in Vancouver, Canada. Based on Jing’s work through the Peoplesourcing Certification Program and on her Test Level 2 results, I would recommend her as a strong up-and-coming Sourcer, able to work hard, to absorb new material in high volumes, and to creatively …

Personal Search

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  Personal search is the type of search that takes into account what your online friends favor. For a researcher who wants to be objective it makes no sense to have it on. We can (and should) turn off personal results, as Google lets us. Personal search implemented by Google is at its highest power when we are logged into Google-plus. At …

The Numbers of Public Profiles

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I have run across some interesting URLs that seem to give us very good approximations for the number of public LinkedIn profiles and their distribution across countries. To benefit, please log out of your LinkedIn account. All LinkedIn Public Profiles – 144,224,954 as of today. This gives me the following statistics to view: Further on, these are the numbers to check out …