New Email Extractor/Collector

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I want to let you know about the new free Chrome extension that we have developed.

The extension has two modes. In one, it collects all emails on a page, including hidden emails (hyperlinks). There are other extensions with the same functionality – however, ours has a superior formula for extracting emails and does a better job than others. You will see the number of emails over the extension icon. When you click the icon, the emails are copied to the clipboard so that you can paste them in a document.

The second mode, that you can select by right-clicking the extension icon in the toolbar, is unique – there are no free tools that do the same. It extracts and collects all email addresses on all the pages you visit. Example use cases are going through the pages of search results on Github or Google or some other site. As you go to the next page, and the page after that, emails are appended to the collected set, and you can see the accumulated number of emails over the icon. Then, when you click the extension icon, all of the collected emails are copied to the clipboard, and you can paste them in a document. There is no limit on the number of pages where the tool collects emails or the number of emails.

In both modes, the tool deduplicates the list of emails.

To access the new tool go to http://bit.ly/emailcollector.

Here are example searches you can use to test the extension:

Hope you will find the tool useful!

Create Search Alerts via IFTTT and RSS feeds

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One of my favorite applications for social media monitoring is IFTTT. The tool has “triggers,” fired when something happens, and “actions,” that are executed if triggers happen, by the rules that we can define.

IFTTT offers RSS triggers:

As an action for an RSS IFTTT trigger, we can, for example, send ourselves an email, or save the item in Evernote, or tweet. Thus, we will be alerted and can keep track of the new important content for ourselves – or share the content with peers or on social media.

Here are several ways to create RSS feeds out of search results.

1. Google Alerts have an option to deliver results to an RSS feed:

2. Google News Search Alerts were deprecated in December 2017. However, in Google alerts we can set the “Sources” to “News” – and get an RSS feed of news.

3. Did you know that Bing supports an RSS feed of search results? To get an RSS feed, just add &format=rss to the Bing search URL. Example:

https://www.bing.com/search?q=layoffs&format=rss – this RSS feed will be getting new items when Bing finds new search results containing the word “layoffs”.

By using IFTTT, we can be alerted when new search results appear in the RSS feeds, described above, and collect or share the new items. For example, we can collect news about layoffs that Bing finds. Or, we could collect search results that mention us or our company, tracking our brand. The uses are multiple.

Watch a Social List Video

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Social List is a powerful yet simple to use sourcing tool. With Social List, you can:

  1. Find precisely targeted social profiles from a number of networks, including LinkedIn
  2. Populate the records with email addresses, and
  3. Export the results in an Excel format

– all this in a matter of seconds and without needing any advanced Boolean syntax commands.

Please watch a Social List Video:

For a limited time we are offering a 7-day trial (no credit card required). Watch the video and, if you haven’t, join hundreds of your colleagues and sign up for the tool at

https://sociallist.io/signup

I would be glad to hear your feedback or answer any questions – please email irina@sociallist.io.

Improve Your Writing Using Google Suggestions

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These two simple methods for raising SEO of your pages also help to improve the readability and the writing style.

1. In your writing, use the words appearing in Google Suggestions. You will see some phrases as soon as you start typing your query in Google. For example, here is what Google shows in response to “sourcing training”. If you were to write an article about “sourcing training”, here are some words to use:

2. In your writing, use the words from “related searches” in Google. You will find the suggestions at the bottom of the page with the search results. Here are, for example, some suggestions for the same term:

Of course, using these suggestions will improve your pages’ SEO rating as well.

Sourcing Training

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Recruiters: want to become better Talent Sourcers? We are the Sourcing Training and Certification providers and have developed a large number of training courses for Recruitment professionals and all interested. The sourcing training materials and webinars that we offer cover every topic in-depth. For the fans of Boolean training – we have the largest set of classes covering the favorite topic. The classes cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics. As our unique offering, every Sourcing training class comes with one month of support for all who sign up.

Our Sourcing Training Library includes 19 in-depth modules on all Internet Sourcing techniques:

  • Sourcing without LinkedIn (most popular!)
  • What Every Recruiter Needs to Know About Sourcing
  • How to Clean, Refresh, and Enrich Your Recruitment Data
  • Sourcing Methodologies
  • Overcoming LinkedIn’s Limitations
  • Mastering LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Facebook Sourcing Mastery
  • Sourcing without Boolean
  • Boolean Strings Basics
  • 300 Best Boolean Strings
  • Improving Candidate Response Rates
  • How to Find and Attract Tech Talent
  • Sourcing for Diversity
  • Recruitment Research – What, Why and How
  • How To Find Clients & Vacancies for Your Agency
  • Sourcing Internationally
  • Data-Driven Recruiting
  • Productivity Tools for Sourcing
  • Custom Search Engines for Everyone

Check the Training Library out at https://sourcingcertification.com/webinars/.

We regularly run live Sourcing training classes, with a mix of Lectures, Practice sessions, and workshops. The most popular workshop has been the Advanced Google Sourcing Workshop.

Our yearly Sourcing Training subscription is the best deal, with over 75% savings on the training modules, and additional offerings. The subscription includes access to all the modules in the Training Library, as they are updated throughout the year, live Sourcing workshops, the Boolean Strings Book, and the Sourcing Certification Exam, that hundreds of your peers have taken, becoming Certified People Sourcing Professionals (#CPSP).

Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Know About This…

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We have recently discussed how to identify the LinkedIn profile from an email address and how to find Twitter profiles from a list of email addresses.

What’s next? It’s Facebook! Here is how to find the Facebook profiles from a list of email addresses. This technique is especially useful now that Facebook has stopped showing profiles behind email addresses entered into the search box.

From the description below, it may sound complicated, but it isn’t!

Step 1. Prepare a text file that contains the email addresses in question (no names or any additional info is required).

Step 2. Go to Find Friends; enter (any) Gmail address – it can be, for example, 1@gmail.com – and any password. Press the button “Find Friends.”

You will see this:

Step 3. Ignore that message about downloading your Gmail contacts in the CSV format. Instead, click “Choose File”; upload the text file with the list of email addresses – and you will see everyone identified on FB. It will look like this:

That’s it!

(Of course, you shouldn’t be sending friend requests to people who don’t know you).

After uploading, you can find the names of the identified Facebook members in your invite history.

Enjoy!

 

How to Find the Twitter ID from an Email Address

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This post shows how to find the LinkedIn profile from an email address.

I will continue “the series” by explaining how to find the Twitter ID from an email addresses. In fact, though the method requires several steps to follow, the process will discover the Twitter IDs for ~500 email addresses at a time.

Step 1. Create a Gmail account and upload the 500 email addresses in question. To clarify, this account should have exactly these 500 contacts (or fewer).

Step 2. Go to https://twitter.com/who_to_follow/import and point to that Gmail account.

Voila! Those IDs registered with the imported contacts will be identified. The display will look like this:

Enjoy!

By the way, this is a way to mass-follow people, too (!)

NEW! Social List Trial and Enrichment

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I’d like to share some good news about Social List.

  1. As of now, you can register to use the site – no credit card required. Your trial will last seven days.
  2. With the new release of Social List, we have added the most requested feature: enriching the results with contact email addresses. Enrichment works on LinkedIn Agents. Here is a quick overview of how it works.

Create an account if you don’t have one yet.

In your settings, you will be able to get enrichment credits for your account.

Once you get some enrichment credits (you’ll get 10 credits upfront), you can search and then export selected search results along with the email addresses we have found, by clicking “Enrich and Export Selected Results”:

(You can select all or select some records by clicking on the checkboxes).

The exported results will be populated with email addresses we can find, and will look like this:

An enrichment credit is charged only if we have found an email address.

You will also be able to export just a selection (without enriching the results), by clicking on the button “Export Selected Results”.

We hope the new functionality will be useful to you! Sign up for Social List now at https://sociallist.io.

Two Timeless Lessons in Sourcing (UK)

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This is a guest post from Martin Lee.

Back in 1999 when I started my career in this business as an IT “new business” contract recruiter, we used search software called ISYS. I had to make maybe a 100 cold calls to generate one live requirement; I wasn’t the best sales guy. Needless to say, when I got a requirement I had to provide a candidate pretty quickly or a competitor would.

I searched ISYS picking off keywords that I had written down a bit like this:

“project manager” implementation oracle Unix

It brought results, I filled some jobs, and I continued to repeat the process of more cold calls and more searches.

However many jobs I did not fill, and after all of those dreaded cold calls it pissed me off. I remember finding out the name of the successful candidate for one particular job and looking him up (pre-LinkedIn or social media of course). He was on ISYS, but instead of the word implementation, he had used the word implemented. I missed out because I searched for the word I had written down, not the word he had chosen to put on his cv.

Even worse, when I checked on ISYS’ search capability, I found that it had an option to stem words (add variations to the end) so if I’d used implement* I would have found him!

Despite that being almost 20 years ago (oh Lordy) it’s a fundamental sourcing lesson I use, and we try to teach to this day. Today we call it “natural language” searching, looking for words and phrases that people will use themselves instead of what might be in a job description.

Example 2: Looking for security cleared staff.

Back into ISYS but now trying to be smarter and searching for

“security clear*” OR “I hold security” OR “military clear*” OR DV OR SC OR NATO

Again, I found some people, but none had the complete set of skills I was looking for, not on the CVs we had anyway. However, a high majority of the people I did find worked for a company called CSC who was an outsource partner to the Government & the Ministry of Defence.

So what is my next search?

Look for people who work at CSC because I know from other profiles that you MUST be security cleared to work there. The CVs on the second search I looked at had no mention of security clearance, but they had the technical skills. I filled the job. I call this searching by association in that we learn from one profile useful information and then adapt our search accordingly.

Sourcing in 2018 is a little different to in 1999, in some ways I preferred it the way it was with limited data and platforms and the need to be creative. In other ways, I don’t prefer it, the amount of data out there that we can search for means that there is ALWAYS a person for the job you have, if you know how to search for them.

Let’s take these two principles and apply them to two positions I have worked on recently.

Job 1.

A salesperson to sell specialised orthopaedic (hip, knee, joints & extremities) equipment into the National Health Service.

Sales orthopaedic NHS – is one obvious possible search.

However, results were broad, some people had “sales” somewhere on their profile but not directly related to the NHS. I wondered how people would describe this on a cv, how would they write it down when explaining what they do?

Here’s a snippet of the cv of the person I placed:

“Selling to NHS” was the phrase I had used, just that. Also interesting that they use the words bone and trauma, related words but different words.

Job 2.

Wind farm engineers. People who maintain, support and fix existing wind farms.

“wind farm” engineer (maintain OR maintenance OR support OR fix)

The people we placed didn’t have “wind farm” anywhere on their profiles but had “turbines” and quoted MW (the size of the capacity of the turbines) and kWh the power output.

And another one didn’t mention any of these words; they just had the name of the company they worked for on LinkedIn.

The principles are the same, no matter what market you recruit for or in which location. Whatever platforms you use or how much you spend on them, your search results are dependent upon the keywords you enter. How much thought do you give to what those keywords are? If you search the same as your competitors, you will often find the same people.

If you want to dig deeper into sourcing methods, tools and techniques then join myself and Irina in London on June 19th. Here is the link to register:

https://booleanstrings.ning.com/events/sourcing-training-london-19th-june-with-irina-shamaeva-martin-lee

For our blog readers, we offer up to 10 seats with 25% discounted price for the workshop.

“Rapportive” without Gmail or Chrome

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Recently LinkedIn switched the former Rapportive tool to become Sales Navigator extension, which works in Chrome/Gmail. We’ve all experienced some intermittent problems with the tool.

Here is a way to uncover all that that extension does – even without the need for Chrome or Gmail. This link works in any browser – Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or any other.

https://www.linkedin.com/sales/gmail/profile/viewByEmail/david@braingainrecruiting.com.

Replace the email address at the end with an email that you would like to use – and find the person’s LinkedIn profile. (This link can also verify that the email address exists.) The link works reliably, and it’s fast! You do not need a Sales Navigator subscription; you need to be logged into LinkedIn.

Here is what you would see when using the link above:

Very convenient!