Ideal Candidate and LinkedIn Recruiter

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Recruiters are aware that most job descriptions lack some information necessary to source potential candidates. A job description is written to attract talent, and it is only one piece of data for Recruiters. We gain the extra info and Hiring Manager’s preferences through intake write-ups and meetings. We have designed our sourcing intake form Brain Gain Recruiting Sourcing Checklist to …

Dimensions of Reverse Image Search on Google

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  Reverse Image Search is a favorite way to find online traces of someone by their social profile photo. But if you search by image on Google, you may be missing some results. Here is why and how to overcome that. #1. When you upload an image, Google (annoyingly) shows its “explanations” – sometimes even offensive – like “hair loss.” …

Best Site to Source Developers (Poll Results)

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Last week, I ran a poll on LinkedIn- “Which site, do you think, is the best for sourcing Software Developers?” which attracted a massive 60K+ views and 1,400 votes. It was a bit of a trick question. I had hoped to facilitate a discussion on combining sites for sourcing – and so it did (see the comments). Other sites were …

How to Collect and Cross-Reference All Emails in Search Results

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I want to tell you a fast way to collect prospects’ email addresses from Google search results pages and then find the professionals on LinkedIn. The result is a target list of LinkedIn profiles for which you know email addresses. The method is free and requires no coding or being “technical” whatsoever. See the steps in a fun 7-minute demo …

33 more: Precise Custom Searches by Sites and Across

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Google Custom (Programmable) Engines are capable of finding particular values (such as someone’s location or employer) precisely with the aid of special search operators. The precise filtering ability is based on the “objects” defined by Schema.org – such as Person, Organization, or Place – which site creators can embed in the page code. The “custom” search operators are written as more:pagemap:<custom …

Search for US Voters with Custom Search Engines #OSINT

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US Voters site https://voterrecords.com contains public information. Each record has the voter’s name and other info such as addresses, and, potentially, emails, phone numbers, and gender. The site has the data for sixteen US states. For many professionals who are not on LinkedIn or are barely online altogether, the voters’ info provides Sourcers with a way to reach out to …

Who Are You? The Art of Cross-Referencing, Github Example

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Yesterday I saw a recruiter’s post on Facebook asking for advice on how to figure out which candidate had texted them when they couldn’t see the name, only the number. (Has it happened to you?) A recurring problem in sourcing is dealing with insufficient information. You want to reach out only to relevant people, but the data (say, a Github …

Interesting: Two File Types in Google Images #OSINT

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It is new – Google Image search responds to the filetype: operator for document types such as PDF, DOCX, or PPTX. security conference attendee list director vp filetype:pdf This is cool because Images is a separate database – its results ranking is different, and extra results may surface. And you can preview the images before opening the results. It is …

Check Your Assumptions for LinkedIn Connections’ Search

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LinkedIn connections and connection levels are as old as LinkedIn itself. The underlying idea of the Social Network is based on connections! You would think that LinkedIn (founded in 2002) has figured out the search for connection levels by now. But if you trust connection search – for example, routinely search for the second level members to connect with – …

Custom Search Engines’ Filters – Gitlab Example

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Gitlab, like Github, is a platform providing a Version Control System, allowing Developers to collaborate on writing code. It claims to have 30+ MLN profiles, quite comparable to Github’s 60+ MLN. There are some differences in functionality and user profiles. (If you source for Developers, the below search syntax examples might help in finding results – scroll down to see …