Google Introduces before: and after:

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  Google has just introduced two new search operators – before: and after: Here is what @searchliaison tells us: The before: & after: commands return documents before & after a date. You must provide year-month-day dates or only a year. You can combine both. For example: [avengers endgame before:2019] [avengers endgame after:2019-04-01] [avengers endgame after:2019-03-01 before:2019-03-05]. If you provide only …

Three Diversity Custom Searches

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It is possible, for some membership sites, to create Custom Search Engines that would search for female members only – and do so precisely. Let me share some Diversity Custom Search Engines with you. (I’ll add some nerdy explanations of how it works, for those interested, at the end of the post). Here you go. CSE #1. Searching in Healthcare? …

Four Major LinkedIn Sourcing Hacks

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Here are some LinkedIn Sourcing News. In case you haven’t noticed: LinkedIn has quietly introduced a “People” tab to its Company pages, like this one: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hewlett-packard-enterprise/people. (It is similar to the Alumni pages). We can search by location, school, the field of study, job function, skills, and connection level. It’s quite useful, especially if you are looking at some stats. …

Ten Custom Search Engines for Recruiters

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Google Custom Search Engines (CSEs) is a powerful Sourcing tool, that can improve your Sourcing process with new results, often faster than “regular” Google. CSE users fall roughly into three categories: End-user. If writing out search operators is not your cup of tea, you can use CSEs built by your more technical peers, without even learning advanced operators. Creator. Creating …

LinkedIn Recruiter Doesn’t Do What You Think It Does

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LinkedIn has not failed to create UI/UX that doesn’t do what we expect it to do. It’s been a Sourcer’s delight to figure out the “ins” of LinkedIn and, in particular, LinkedIn Recruiter (which I extensively use for sourcing) over the years. To add to the confusion, LinkedIn often makes “helpful” adjustments to its software, and what it exactly does …

Ten Habits of Best Sourcers

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Would you like to source like the best? Here are some habits that, I believe, best Sourcers demonstrate while performing their searches. (We teach these practices, along with numerous examples, in our Training Webinars.) Best Sourcers spend a good deal of time figuring out what to search for (for example, terminology, job titles, company competitors, target schools, certifications, etc.). (Ideally, they …

The Matter of Time in Alumni Search

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It’s not surprising to discover that LinkedIn doesn’t do what we expect it to do in our search queries. This time it is about the study years, and it’s a mystery what is going on! While grading our Exams, David Galley and I ran into the following inconsistencies: 1. Search for graduation dates using operators (I am searching in “Alberta, …