Google Finds @Twitter Handles, #Hashtags

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Remember this recent post on Mashable Google: Sorry, Twitter, We Don’t Index the @ Symbol? Those of us on the Boolean Strings group, who are search syntax perfectionists and are tired of seeing yet another suggestion to search for @*.com or *@ibm.com, etc. to find emails, were glad that this info (that is present in Google’s help as well, by the way) was confirmed …

Why #LinkedIn is Not a Job Board

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“LinkedIn is becoming just another Job Board.” Is that true? I think we are mixing up several unrelated things in a statement like this. 1) Job Boards seems to be used as a criticism. But Job Boards, such as Monster.com are still great for sourcing (you may skip the advanced semantic search when signing up if the price is a …

Win a Pass to the #PeopleSourcing Certification Program

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  The latest Update: Congratulations to the two winners: Jeanne Darby of Volt Workforce Solutions Debra Quiat of ToysRUs – welcome to the Program! 🙂 We have a tremendous amount of interest in the upcoming People Sourcing Certifications – and the space is already filling out! Check the Press Release! http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9302124.htm This is the first program that will: cover all the material …

Certifications FAQ

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Please note: here’s the NEW SITE with all the up-to-date info. We have a huge volume of inquires about the Certifications and sign-ups are on-going, and I am very happy about it! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions: Q. What are the dates for the next training? A. I will provide materials and video-recordings for all sessions. There will be live Q&A sessions convenient for everyone’s …

Announcing People Sourcing Certifications

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March 12, 2012 I am happy to announce our Sourcing Certification program. Terminology Instead of using the term “Sourcing” (as we are used to in recruiting), and per a great suggestion I got, I will call the discipline “Peoplesourcing”, which means finding information about professionals. (Recruiters call it “Sourcing”, “Candidate Sourcing”, “Talent Sourcing”, or “Internet Recruiting”; sales people are not familiar with the term …

Thoughts on Sourcing Certifications

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Reasons for Sourcing Certifications The Boolean Strings Group and Network have become by far the largest community of sourcers online. Together with two other groups I moderate, Twitter, Google-Plus, and Facebook for Sourcing and Recruiting and Social Media Recruiting Group we have 30K+ members interested in sourcing technologies.  This blog is also part of my contribution to the sourcing community; it has had 140K+ visitors and is enjoying …

Messaging “Passive” Candidates

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Recruiters and Sourcers: Do your potential candidates reply to your introductory messages? I’d like to share our experience on what works and what doesn’t. It seems to us that email as a way to initially reach “passive candidates” is quickly dying, if not dead already. In rare cases – and only when when it’s personalized – do we get replies. The phone …

Can Advanced Internet Search… be Automated?

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  Many thanks to Hung Lee, the @Wise_Man_Say, for triggering this heated discussion on the Boolean Strings group: Can Boolean Search….be automated? It seems that there’s much confusion about terminology but most people use Internet search and Boolean search as synonyms (which is fine). But there are still perceptions that: Sourcing equals “Boolean” searching Searching is rocket science and is only for …

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 …