Did You Notice? New Ways to X-Ray LinkedIn

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Several months ago, LinkedIn changed the member public profile pages. For members who have listed current jobs on their profiles, the profiles now include: Job titles, Company names. Googlebot has been catching up on the new page titles, and we can take advantage of that! So now we can X-Ray LinkedIn for people’s job titles and companies using the operator intitle:. Here are …

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Thank you for reading, sharing, and commenting! My blog has reached one million views. Starting my blog has lead to the worldwide acceptance of the term Boolean Strings, and I am proud of it! 🙂 Here are some of the latest most popular posts: Searching for Grads: a Hands-On Example LinkedIn Groups Upcoming Decline Cross-Referencing Individuals Two Interesting Sourcing Tools …

Searching for Grads: a Hands-On Example

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LinkedIn has a people search filter that LinkedIn Recruiter doesn’t have: searching by keywords in the School names. Searching by school names is especially helpful if we are looking for professionals who have moved from one country to another. Here is an example. I am currently sourcing for an HR Director for the San Francisco Bay Area office of an …

Sourcing Contest – Win 3 Months of Social List

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Hello Sourcers: Take part in our latest Sourcing Contest if you haven’t yet! Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SocialListContest Hurry – the deadline is EOB Friday, August 24th, 2018. Your prize is a three-month subscription to our awesome Sourcing Tool – Social List (https://sociallist.io). Hint: you can easily solve the challenge by using Social List. Once the Contest is over, I will update the …

LinkedIn Groups Upcoming Decline

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LinkedIn has announced some major – negative – changes coming up for LinkedIn Groups. The announcement sounds rather odd to me. While LinkedIn will add a few new additions to Groups, they are taking away the two main features that make Groups useful for members. Moderation queues will be “temporarily” unavailable. — I expect groups to get spammy posts, diminishing Groups’ value. Admin and …

Cross-Referencing Individuals

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Cross-referencing is a major sourcing method. Everyone should be using it as part of a sourcing process. “Cross-Reference”: starting from incomplete initial data, build up professional profiles by locating and assembling the professional bio details. Let’s take a look at some cross-referencing techniques. We start from incomplete – but promising – professional data. Our goal is to find additional information that would pre-qualify …

Two Interesting Sourcing Tools

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I want to share two Chrome extensions that I have started using recently – and I like them! ZAPinfo (formerly WebClipDrop) is a unique combination of a web scraper combined with data enrichment software. ZAPinfo: Collects and parses profiles or resumes from Social Networks, Job Boards, and other sites Enriches the records with contact and social info – I use this …

Eight Strings To Find Code Authors

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One of my favorite ways to source for Software Developers is in the “authors” files. Software code repositories often have text-formatted “authors” files which list contributors, usually along with their contact email addresses. Here are some Boolean Strings that find lists of code authors. Search on github.com: inurl:authors site:github.com PHP (looking for a programming language) inurl:authors site:github.com django (looking for a …