Two Custom Search Engines: Document Finders

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Do you have the time to search for each type of document and on every document storage site? Here are two Custom Search Engines to help with that: http://bit.ly/formatfinder https://bitly.com/documentfinder The first search engine http://bit.ly/formatfinder searches for documents of several most popular formats: PDF, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Text. I’ll be adding more later. Those who are fluent in Boolean search know that …

Boolean Strings: Questions and Answers (Repeating!)

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Join us for a Webinar on February 2nd Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779143194 (Repeating for those who couldn’t make it last time.) The webinar is for all recruiters and sourcers who are open to increasing their productivity and are interested in finding out more about specific sourcing techniques, Boolean strings, and search engines that they …

Sourcing Challenge Sponsored by @TheSocialCV Begins!

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We are about to announce the details of the Sourcing Challenge sponsored by @TheSocialCV The challenge comes along with a free one week long trial available for all members of the Boolean Strings Network members, from 9AM January 31 till February 6. You will find the sign-up link on the site, along with some video-information on the product. (I wrote a …

Sourcing Contest: Finding MD’s In Atlanta on LinkedIn and More

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  Here is a custom search engine that looks for LinkedIn profiles. Enter a name or a keywords and see the results: LinkedIn Profiles Now, let’s search, for example, for physician cardiology diagnostics MD “Greater Atlanta Area” Let’s exclude the word “recruiter” from the above search: physician cardiology diagnostics MD “Greater Atlanta Area” -recruiter We got fewer results. Contest warm-up: Did …

#Google, Punctuation Marks, and False Rumors @sengineland

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It is amazing how “gossip” and false rumors spread online! This post Google Search Showing Results For Punctuation Marks points to this post Google Search, Punctuation Marks and Other Symbols and viola – big news is made. Did any of the people who re-tweeted it try it out? Here is a very simple example that shows it doesn’t work. As the …

Looking Up a Name on #LinkedIn

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Yesterday morning I got an email from one of my webinar attendees who is a Sales and Marketing Manager. “I search LinkedIn a lot for lead generation confirmation.”, he writes,  “I would like to select a name and search directly in LinkedIn only. Can you help direct me on the set up?” Here is how to set this up. Download Chrome …

Internet Recruiting 101

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I have met many experienced and accomplished recruiters who have been thrown into the rapidly expanding online world without anyone providing adequate basic training or ways to keep up with the most important news. In this brief post I don’t aim to bring everyone up to speed. Bit I’d like to cover a list of the very basics that you …

The Dream Software

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If I imagine the coolest piece of software for searching for candidates on the Internet, here’s what I would like to have available. (Please note, I said searching, not sourcing; sourcing has more to it.) The Dream Software would search for “distributed profiles”. By a “distributed profile” I mean professional information about a person collected from many sources where she has some …

Google Basic Syntax Chart

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Notes: These are the core operators and symbols. This is plenty to masterfully search and source on Google; the rest is practice, art, and experimentation, I think 🙂  (Please let me know if you feel you’d like to add another operator or a symbol to this). The list reflects the most recent changes in Google’s Boolean syntax. Do not use AND in your searches. …

The PLUS Operator Has Been Replaced

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This seems like a big piece of news. When you try to use the operator + (meaning, give me the exact term), you now get this message: The + operator has been replaced. To search for an exact word or phrase, use double quotation marks The help page reflects the changes. It has been somewhat awkward that Google introduced Google-Plus and their PLUS operator …