Avoid These Nine Mistakes on Google

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Google indexes 35 trillion web pages. (Compare the volume with LinkedIn’s. LinkedIn profiles are 0.001% of Google’s Index!) However, mining Google is not straightforward because the web has different kinds of pages. We can search for terms in the page titles, URLs, or links to the page but usually not for values like job titles or companies. If you want …

more: Healthcare Sourcing Techniques

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In sync with the times, I want to share some Healthcare sourcing tips to implement in addition to what you are already doing. I know that sourcing for Healthcare professionals is challenging from experience. Last year, I ran a project sourcing for (bedside) Registered Nurses with 2-3 years of experience for a hospital in Texas. While LinkedIn is a site …

LinkedIn Activity Called Working from Home

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I have just discovered that X-Raying LinkedIn on Google in the following manner: site:linkedin.com/in “image for * * activity called <keywords>” – finds profiles that have shared a status on LinkedIn that includes <keywords>. Combined with professional terms such as skills and job titles, the search can point you to people who are more open to new opportunities, as an …

Hack: Search for Female Names with This CSE

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Are you searching for diversity? Using the same “synonyms” trick as described in Hack: Use 500 Keywords, Not 32, on Google, I have created a Custom Search Engine that looks for the 50 most popular women’s names. Add location, title, or skills, and you will get a list of women’s LinkedIn profiles with the required qualities. Example search: python developer bay …

Google CSEs Go Wild with LinkedIn URLs

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This post will be of interest to those who use or create Custom Search Engines, in particular, to X-Ray LinkedIn for profiles (and avoid high LinkedIn subscription fees). The post is somewhat technical except for the first few paragraphs. We have a webinar on CSEs if you want to dig deeper into CSEs. You might have noticed that the LinkedIn …

Competitive Intelligence from Open Datasets

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Do you know about Open (public) Datasets? Google got its Dataset Search out of Beta, and you should bookmark it. Lee Candiotti has asked this question on our group – Great question. Let’s start with ways to locate datasets, in addition to Google’s tool. You can simply Google to locate datasets. And once you start looking, it’s endless! There’s Google-owned …

“Dynamic Insights”, a Competitive Intelligence Concept

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I am excited to be presenting our first “Competitive Intelligence for Recruiters” class on Tuesday, February 25th, with an optional workshop on Wednesday. “Competitive Intelligence” (CI) is gathering and analyzing information about the industry, business environment, competitors, products, and services. CI is typically associated with business decision-making, but I know you would agree with me that it’s entirely applicable to Sourcing. (It …

Dealing with the Sales Navigator Death

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So many professionals on all social channels are complaining about the imminent loss of the Gmail Sales Navigator extension that it is hard to believe LinkedIn that the tool was underused. While there are many tools identifying people by email, the power of the extension was that it matched exactly right, for obvious reasons. Not all is lost, though! Here …

The Best Boolean String for Secret Clearance is Indirect

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This is a guest post from David Galley, Director, Training Programs at Sourcing Certifications. The #1 question people have when they start sourcing is, “what is the best Boolean string to find the people I am looking for?” Searching for Secret Clearance is not straightforward, and there’s a significant demand for cleared specialists, especially in the Technology sector. Sometimes a …