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 …

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 …