Search in Business vs. Recruiter (Guess Who Wins)

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[Edited June 26, 2021: alas, the operators are gone for now. I hope they will be back! Our class LinkedIn [Sourcing] Solved fully reflects the change.] The never-documented LinkedIn search operators make people search with a personal account – Business, Job Seeker, and Basic – comparable or better than the most expensive subscription, LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR). Let’s go over a comparison, …

10 Alternatives to InMail

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You can reach prospects who ignore your LinkedIn InMails in at least ten different ways. I am sure you familiar with some. How many of the following methods do you use in practice? (Please feel free to comment.) Email. If an email address is associated with a LinkedIn profile, your message will land in the same email Inbox as an …

Google and LinkedIn Speak Different Boolean

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Google and LinkedIn are two sites where sourcers spend most of their time. Both support Boolean search. Yet it works in very different ways. For starters, The search is not really Boolean (we can call it pseudo-Boolean). Google finds synonyms to all terms entered without quotation marks. A search like backend java engineer -engineer returns results while “formally” it should …

Diversity Filter Coverage

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Diversity Sourcing is not easy. There is no clear way to search for diversity categories on social sites or Google. Our less-than-perfect but necessary approach consists of “shortcuts” – ways to search that are likely to bring up groups of potential diversity candidates. As an example, Jonathan Kidder has a collection of diversity Boolean strings. Glen Cathey’s blog offers quite a …

LinkedIn Search Solved

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Searching for professionals on LinkedIn.com? At this time, business and personal users have the most powerful – but not officially documented – search ways and filters and cross-referencing ability, exceeding (the expensive) Recruiter’s. You can search for unique filters such as headlines and self-entered skills, and combine other filters such as company size, type, years of experience, or at school …

Search for Group Members (to Message)

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LinkedIn used to limit messages to your Group members to 15 per month. This restriction is gone. If you have a basic or business account, you can message fellow group members without restrictions. However, Group member search only offers finding people by name. How do you find group members who match a professional requirement? Here is a way I came …

Be Negative. Find More

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Can being “negative” help in sourcing? I do not mean to suggest that you will source better results when you are in a bad mood, voice dissatisfaction, or upset others. This is an essay on the Boolean “NOT” logic. When searching, the productive approach we teach is to imagine the “right” terms you will find and put those terms and …

Are 35% of US LinkedIn Members Unemployed? Globally, 320 MLN?

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It has occurred to me that the operators not only allow to expand the searching power in “positive ways” but also make it possible to search for the absence of some values. To search for a field not to have any value, we need to know all possible values – and this is true for the “seniority” filter. The seniority codes …

The Power of the Hidden Operators

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At this time, we have the best free LinkedIn search ever available, surpassing even Recruiter’s in several ways. Searching for skills, exact location, spoken language, fields of study, years of experience, and at school, are welcome (unplanned) additions to the search. The never-documented LinkedIn search operators offer filters that are otherwise paid – or are not offered at all – …

How to Verify Email Guesses on the Professional Network

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“Which tools are best at finding emails”? – seems to be every other question from Recruiters on Facebook groups, always triggering multiple answers. But here is an approach that does not require any Chrome Extensions or other email-finding tools. If you are looking at someone’s LinkedIn profile or just know someone’s full name and the company name, you can start …