17 Custom Search Engines

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Here are some Google Custom Search Engines for Sourcing I have created: Google No-Captchas(a.k.a. Search Like a Human) Public link: Search Like a Human– just search for anything without being tested for not being a bot Email Formats – use to discover email patterns for any corporation LinkedIn – Countries– X-Rays LinkedIn profiles; offers a dozen refinements by country Emails in …

The Complete Guide to X-Raying LinkedIn

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Have you been finding that you are not getting the right results with some LinkedIn X-Ray strings that used to work? That is because the structure of public profiles has changed in several ways over the past few months. Here is what can and cannot be done as of now. X-Ray LinkedIn for: Current Job Title: possible using the operator …

Update on LinkedIn People Search

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What happened? As of two days ago, search operators (that I have covered in previous posts) have stopped working on LinkedIn. This includes not only undocumented operators like headline: but also the officially documented operators firstname:, lastname:, title:, company:, and school:. (They were introduced in 2017). It’s quite unfortunate! [Edited April 22, 2019: LinkedIn has taken down that help page.] …

Three Diversity Custom Searches

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It is possible, for some membership sites, to create Custom Search Engines that would search for female members only – and do so precisely. Let me share some Diversity Custom Search Engines with you. (I’ll add some nerdy explanations of how it works, for those interested, at the end of the post). Here you go. CSE #1. Searching in Healthcare? …

Ten Custom Search Engines for Recruiters

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Google Custom Search Engines (CSEs) is a powerful Sourcing tool, that can improve your Sourcing process with new results, often faster than “regular” Google. CSE users fall roughly into three categories: End-user. If writing out search operators is not your cup of tea, you can use CSEs built by your more technical peers, without even learning advanced operators. Creator. Creating …

Sourcing Contest Answers and Winners

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Congratulations to our winners! Here are the questions from our Social List Sourcing Contest, with the answers. Q1. Find a person who lives in the state of New York, US, whose LinkedIn Headline contains all of the following: “Open to New Opportunities” CFO “VP Finance” Controller What is the name of the town where he lives? [Hicksville] Q2.  Find a person on …

Learn to Search for Diversity

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We know that diversity in the workplace positively affects outcomes. Including a diverse pool of candidates in the talent  pipeline is a must for any forward-thinking recruiter and hiring manager. When we search for diversity candidates, the same sourcing principles apply, as always – look for “what you are going to find”, “visualize success”. Here are some diversity Boolean search …

Custom Search for Recently Updated Profiles

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Googling for recently updated profiles is a tricky business. However, Custom Search Engines, with their fascinating capabilities, allow us to set up sorting by date in the settings, making convenient UI to searching for pages that have been recently updated. If you were wondering, search results for the same query, 1) sorted by relevance and 2) sorted by date, as …

Fascinating: Custom Headline Search

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I must admit that until I started using the search technique that I am about to describe, I did not realize that a significant number of LinkedIn members customize their Headlines. I had expected most members to stay with the default Headline, which is <Job Title> at <Company>. Not true. It won’t be easy to estimate the percentage of customized …

The Custom Search Engines of Social List 

  The Custom Search Engines of the new Smart XRay Tool Social List http://bit.ly/LinkedInAgentCSE http://bit.ly/LinkedInEnglishAgentCSE http://bit.ly/GithubAgentCSE http://bit.ly/XINGAgentCSE http://bit.ly/ResearchGateAgentCSE http://bit.ly/MeetupAgentCSE http://bit.ly/HackerRankAgentCSE http://bit.ly/DoximityAgentCSE http://bit.ly/HealthGradesCSE http://bit.ly/GoogleScholarAgentCSE http://bit.ly/ZoomInfoAgentCSE http://bit.ly/IndeedAgentCSE The underlying search explained – Fascinating: Custom Headline Search.