LinkedIn Operators: One More and a Tip Sheet

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Your new undocumented LinkedIn operator (in addition to the ones I covered in a few recent posts) is functions:, with the values from Job Function Codes. Example: functions:4 looks for people in Business Development. As with other operators, you can search for several values at the same time, and LinkedIn does assign several functions to some people (example: functions:”4 8 9“). As a …

Oh, NOT!

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Not only has LinkedIn restricted Boolean ANDs and ORs in its basic and premium accounts, but it has also now restricted the NOT operator as well. In the help document Boolean Query Limitations they are saying: “While we do limit the amount of AND or OR Boolean operators, we don’t limit the amount of NOT Boolean operators.” Well, the last part is …

Adventure Continues (Five New Undocumented Operators)

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  Adventure continues! By now, I have discovered five more undocumented LinkedIn search operators in addition to those covered in my recent posts Two Undocumented LinkedIn Search Operators and Three More Operators! So here are some other values you thought you couldn’t search for with a free or premium LinkedIn account – but in fact, you can! Let me introduce the additional operators. 1) …

Three More Operators!

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I have discovered three more never documented LinkedIn search operators, that work with any free or premium account, in addition to the ones highlighted in Two Undocumented LinkedIn Search Operators. The first one is industry:, with the possible values listed in Industry Codes. Example: industry:47 searches for people in Accounting. While the advanced people search dialog does include industries, the operator provides a way …

Look Up Contacts with Outlook Online

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It’s been a while since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn. We have been anticipating some sort of integration between MS Office and LinkedIn, but nothing major has happened. (The “Resume Assistant” in Microsoft Word is a joke! All it does is make the users to add details to their profiles) However, we can now look up contacts (email addresses) in Outlook Online. …

X-Raying Bloomberg for Executives

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We have run quite a few Executive Sourcing projects in the last few months, searching for various CxO roles. While LinkedIn is always a site to search, I have found that many executives have “slim” profiles – or no LinkedIn profiles at all! Bloomberg.com has executive bios that we can find by X-Raying on Google. X-Raying can provide excellent results …

Tip: Find Contact Info for LinkedIn Profiles with Social List

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Are you using Lusha, Nymeria, ContactOut, Hunter, or other tools and Chrome extensions to find email addresses for LinkedIn profiles? The number of tools to find contact emails for LinkedIn profiles is diminishing, and some tools are raising prices. And, LinkedIn is increasingly watching for members to stay away from contact-finding Chrome extensions (see an excellent post from Josef Kaldec). …

Two Undocumented LinkedIn Search Operators

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LinkedIn supports two search operators that they have never documented. There are no blog posts about the operators either; this is the first one. The operators are available in any basic or premium account. Using the operators would substantially increase your productivity while searching. Take a look. Undocumented Operator skills: Syntax: skills:<skill-name> Example: skills:boolean (finds people with the skills “Boolean Search,” “Boolean …

Find Phone Numbers by Googling for ☎, ☏, or ✆

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Did you know that Google can search for symbols – including these: ☎, ☏, and ✆? We can use this capability to look for publicly posted phone numbers. Use an area code to find phone numbers in a target location. Here is an example: site:nl.linkedin.com/in paas software sales director (☎ OR ☏ OR ✆) 31 Nether LinkedIn nor Facebook can search …