Who Else Wants to Overcome the Invite Limit of 100?

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Invitations from recruiters have become a standard practice on LinkedIn. So have invitations related to potentially doing any business together. If an invitation is accepted, a conversation starts. However, LinkedIn notifications have poor deliverability, and “passive” candidates often miss our messages and invitations. It helps to invite a larger volume of potential matches and follow-up by email. The following method …

Shaping Snippets for Scraping

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In a recent post, How we’re improving search results when you use quotes, Google informed us that it would force the terms in quotation marks into snippets – as many as possible. It is a significant improvement for research; take note of it. (Even before the announcement, repeating keywords and putting them in quotes helped.) I am finding that in …

Sadly, 8 Months Later, LinkedIn.com Search Remains Broken

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We so much depend on the platform. But LinkedIn.com people search remains broken for everyone with a premium, job seeker, or a basic account. LinkedIn does not find members by keywords in the “About” section and job description. It has been over eight months. 🙁 Here are just a few examples. You will not find David Galley by the phrase …

Invisible Developers

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  No matter how long and complex Boolean you write, it will miss a significant percentage of qualified Software Developer candidates. Search on – or X-Ray – LinkedIn, Github, Gitlab, dev.to,  Stackoverflow, HackerRank, Reddit, Slack, Discord, or Twitter – and you will still miss them. Consider this. You can search by (“preferred”) programming language and location on Github. But many …

People Aggregators, Unique Names, and X-Ray

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When assessing a people aggregator like SeekOut, Entelo, AmazingHiring, HireEZ, and others, or even the general-purpose Zoominfo, two points are critical: How complete is the coverage (for your target audience)? How up-to-date is the data? My idea is to run searches for unique names. If a combination <first, last> is unique (or even unique only in a given industry and …

7 LinkedIn X-Ray Strings You May Not Know About

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Here are seven sample X-Ray searches which may give you additional ideas on X-Raying LinkedIn: Unemployed or Recent Job Changes: site:linkedin.com/in inanchor:walmart business analyst –intitle:walmart Recommended members: site:linkedin.com/in “recommendations received” People with no current job (at the crawl time) or those who hide the employment section on public profiles: site:linkedin.com/in -present Recent jobs with little competition: site:linkedin.com/jobs/view sourcer “be among …

Search for Physicians on NPINO plus a Diversity Tip

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The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is an identification number for covered Healthcare providers – doctors, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, and other medical staff. Many sites duplicate this info (Google for any concrete NPI number to find them). The primary site to use for search is npino.com. In Healthcare sourcing, it can complement utilizing Healthcare registries. View available lists of Physicians on …

Utilize Healthcare License Verification Sites

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In a previous post, Creating Real-Time Mini-People-Aggregators, I described a Healthcare-related use case of sourcing in license registries. In the US, the majority of Healthcare professionals (except for some entry-level job holders) must be licensed to practice in the state where they do. License verification sites vary by state and profession, but you will often locate all Healthcare license types on …

The Complete LinkedIn X-Ray – August 18, 2022

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Manipulating X-Ray results with operators such as inanchor:, AROUND(X), and others allows anyone to run precise Google-based searches. You can use Google X-Ray Search to find LinkedIn profiles (for free) in remarkable ways! Search for: – Headlines – Work locations – Correct latest company (when multiple “current” companies exist on a profile) – Correct latest job title (when multiple “current” job …

How to X-Ray for Hiring Managers

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Job hunting or looking for clients? Here is how to locate LinkedIn members who have open positions, for networking. It is common for people who are hiring to put in their headlines the word “hiring” (or “looking for”) along with the role(s) open. Google’s operator inanchor: searches in Headlines. So, here is, as an example, how to find Hiring Managers …