Three LinkedIn Recruiter Sourcing Secrets

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LinkedIn Recruiter and the Talent Pipeline

When we talk with our sourcing and recruiting clients and our students about paid tools they invest in, we almost invariably learn that all or most Recruiters on the team have LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) subscriptions. Our recent Facebook group poll has confirmed the same. Yet the majority of LIR users are unaware of its thee important features, that I cover below. It’s no wonder – help documents barely cover the features or not at all.

If your team uses LinkedIn Recruiter, consider signing up for lecture LinkedIn Recruiter and the Talent Pipeline – coming up on Wednesday, August 21st – and learn about these and other tips about the tool, that you won’t learn elsewhere.

  1. LIR advanced search is “not what it seems to be” – and not Boolean. With pretty much every search facet, there are interpretations of your input, that are mostly unintuitive and unanticipated (and are good to know about). I have written about some in my past blog posts (for example, LIR, unknowingly to users, brings in what “it thinks” are synonyms of a selected job title).
    I have recently run into mysterious interpretations for location searches as well, applicable both to searches by a zip code/radius and by an area name. Here is, simply, a search for members in San Francisco Bay Area – yet it shows thousands of people who live outside of the Bay Area:
  2. The Import, a.k.a. “Talent Pipeline” is an incredibly powerful function included in LIR, yet about 90% of LIR users still seem to have never heard of it. (The name is misleading, too). You can import Excel spreadsheets and combine the imported data with LinkedIn’s in your work – this opens up a variety of use cases. Additionally, you would save on InMails. I wrote about it back in 2015.
  3. You can potentially reduce the number of LIR seats for your team by assigning “Hiring Managers” roles to some team members while keeping the team productivity up. Also covered in 2015.

If your team uses LinkedIn Recruiter, consider signing up for lecture LinkedIn Recruiter and the Talent Pipeline – Wednesday, August 21st – and learn about these and other tips about the tool, that you won’t learn elsewhere.

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