Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Know About This…

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We have recently discussed how to identify the LinkedIn profile from an email address and how to find Twitter profiles from a list of email addresses. What’s next? It’s Facebook! Here is how to find the Facebook profiles from a list of email addresses. This technique is especially useful now that Facebook has stopped showing profiles behind email addresses entered …

How to Find the Twitter ID from an Email Address

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This post shows how to find the LinkedIn profile from an email address. I will continue “the series” by explaining how to find the Twitter ID from an email addresses. In fact, though the method requires several steps to follow, the process will discover the Twitter IDs for ~500 email addresses at a time. Step 1. Create a Gmail account …

“Rapportive” without Gmail or Chrome

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Recently LinkedIn switched the former Rapportive tool to become Sales Navigator extension, which works in Chrome/Gmail. We’ve all experienced some intermittent problems with the tool. Here is a way to uncover all that that extension does – even without the need for Chrome or Gmail. This link works in any browser – Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or any other. https://www.linkedin.com/sales/gmail/profile/viewByEmail/david@braingainrecruiting.com. Replace …

Should You Trust All Google Tip Sheets?

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To the best of my knowledge, these are trustworthy, informative posts, correctly outlining Google’s advanced search syntax as of now: Google Help (partial list; Google’s Help no longer lists all of the operators) Advanced Power Searching Skills Quick Reference (slightly outdated; by Dan Russel of Google) Google’s Advanced Search Operators (by Dan Russel, updated January 2018) Selected Google Commands (by …

“To be” OR (NOT “to be”) on LinkedIn

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If we search on LinkedIn without the keywords, all it shows is the “close” network, which is our 1st and 2nd connections. Want to search without keywords but include all results? Then the trick is to use keywords but make the search non-restrictive. Here is an example string that finds everyone: “to be” OR (NOT “to be”) (you can replace …

Google’s Numrange is Broken

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I hope that Google’s search operator Numrange will get fixed, and this post will become outdated. Numrange looks like this – 10..12 (replace the numbers for different ranges). It is supposed to find all the numbers between the lower and upper limits that we specify. Unfortunately, lately, we and some of our students have noticed the operator Numrange decline – it …

Three Research Tips for Recruiting Agencies

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If you work at a recruiting agency, the following Boolean Strings would be useful for generating new business. 1) Find people who have recently started new jobs: site:linkedin.com/in OR site:linkedin.com/pub –pub.dir “present (1 month)” site:linkedin.com/in OR site:linkedin.com/pub -pub.dir “present (2 months)” site:linkedin.com/in OR site:linkedin.com/pub -pub.dir “present (3 months)” How can this help? a) You might be able to work on …

The Advantage of Sales Navigator

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The premium LinkedIn subscriptions – Sales Navigator, Recruiter Lite, and LinkedIn Recruiter vary in the search filters provided for people search. It’s worth noting though, that only one type of account – Sales Navigator – also provides advanced company search, unavailable elsewhere. Personal accounts currently only offer keyword company search, while Lite and Recruiter don’t provide company search at all. …