Resumes That Go Into the No-Humans Land

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Let’s now see what happens with resumes and other documents that LinkedIn members upload if they opt-out of sharing on Slideshare. (See the beginning of the exploration on attached resumes in my previous post.) In this case, the resume still goes to Slideshare, but not under the user’s account, since the user had opted out. The user has no further control over …

The Adventures of Your LinkedIn Resume

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LinkedIn profiles are often considered to be “new resumes.” It’s true, that if a professional fully fills out her LinkedIn profile, that profile works instead of a traditional resume, at least at the beginning stages of interviewing, at many companies. That is one of the innovations LinkedIn has brought into the area of recruiting, quite a game changer! One the other …

The Fastest Ever Way to Uncover Hidden Names

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LinkedIn shows very little information about members who are out of our networks, even for those of us who pay for premium personal accounts. This brand new method to uncover the real name, when we see “LinkedIn Member” instead, and view the full profile takes about ONE SECOND to execute. Here is how it works. Take a very, very careful look …

A Close Look at “Open to New Opportunities”

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Signaling that one is “Open to New Opportunities” without alarming your boss is certainly a good idea for a job seeker. Recently, LinkedIn introduced this feature. If you are a job seeker, there are a couple of things to be aware of here. (1) The signal you send gets only to LinkedIn Recruiter product subscribers. That subscription is quite expensive. For …

Are You an Advanced Sourcer or Researcher? Can You Answer These 12 Questions?

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  Hello Sourcers and Internet Researchers: Here are some questions, that I would like to offer, based on just one collection of professional data, that has an interesting implementation, and that is – documents uploaded to LinkedIn by its members. How good are you at understanding what data can be found and how? Please post your answers as comments – …

Advertising as a Researcher’s Friend

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Not every advertising option is equally useful for research, and I don’t think truck advertising or billboards can play a big role. But some other advertising platforms can give us invaluable data – even before we invest any money in them. The two social networks with giant amounts of professional data, LinkedIn and Facebook, offer to explore to whom to advertise. While …

Nerdy Custom Search on GitHub

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Ever since we started making use of structured web search capabilities, I have been fascinated by the precise results we can obtain from a general search engine via this mechanism. Here is an investigation and multiple examples of precise X-Raying on Github.com, which is a truly useful site to know if you are looking for software developers. For those (few) Sourcers who love …

This Webinar will Change the Way You Source

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“Like writing poetry or tweeting, searching without operators allows us to be creative and make discoveries.” – David Galley Searching without Boolean is a new webinar with how-to, step-by-step guide to creating amazing searches in English; here is a quick write-up on its content. If you search the Web on a regular basis, you will want to obtain the webinar materials, to instantly improve …

Search Like a Pro in Three Simple Steps

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Want to search the Web like a Pro? Here is a fast way to get there. Searching the Web is not Rocket Science. Everyone can learn to search even for complex information, such as professional bios, quite efficiently, following the three steps that I am about to describe. And the good news is, you do not necessarily have to use …