Why LinkedIn Is Unavoidable and Irreplaceable

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For the majority of sourcing tasks, LinkedIn provides the best database to use: It is the largest professional database (for comparison, only a tiny percent of Facebook or Twitter users have added their job title and employer to the bio) It has self-entered data, the latest from each member It offers many decent search filters. If you are considering an …

Scraping Values to Feed the Boolean Builder

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Undeniably, scraping has become a must-use skill for anyone who sources for hard-to-fill roles, profiles outside of LinkedIn, or Diversity. Sadly, Sourcers are not blessed with a satisfactory advanced scraper. (We know of the perfect design, but the app was abandoned. Know of a strong developer team?) However, for the simpler job of recognizing and collecting similar records on a …

How to Talk to Image Search

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To access the largest number of Google Image Search filters, it is best to use the Advanced Image Search Dialog. Image Search also accepts the operators: site:, filetype: (image file type, not page file type), and imagesize:. But did you know that you can also affect some advanced filters (for which there are no operators) by adding specific keywords to …

The Education Confusion on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn people search would work better if everyone had: one degree with the dates one current job with a start date. But so many members have more than one degree. Let us see how it affects the search. The education dates and schools/majors are not connected. If you search – in Recruiter or an alumni school page – for a …

Сорсинг на LinkedIn – знаете ли вы, что…

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This post if for my Russian-speaking subscribers. (Please feel free to translate if you do not read Russian.) Без LinkedIn в рекрутинге не обойтись. Но поиск в нем весьма ограничен, а главное, пользователю часто непонятно, как именно работает алгоритм. Знаете ли вы, что: Поиск по Булевому выражению находит больше записей, чем по выбору (например, поиск по имени компании)? В бесплатном …

Excellent Grades: a Sourcing Challenge

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Have you ever had a need to find LinkedIn members who have earned high grades at a University? It’s hard. No LinkedIn account, including Recruiter, will search for the entered grades. You can search for something like “cum laude” OR honors OR honours OR hons OR distinction (etc.), but, unless they have mentioned these in the summary or education description, …

A Few Words About Yandex

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Yandex.com is the third major global English search engine (it searches – obviously – in Russian – and other languages as well). As I am preparing the 6th (!) edition of the “300 Best Boolean Strings” ebook, I am reviewing the chapter on Yandex. Let me share it with you. Here is the Syntax Description for Yandex. Like other search …

The Best of 2021

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Thank you for reading my blog! 1,80000 views and counting. 1,600 Recruiters took The CDSP Sourcing Certification Program for Recruiters and Teams. See feedback. 200 researchers bought the one and only book on CSEs – Custom Search – Discover more: 1st Edition. It took a year and 1/2 to write. LinkedIn Operators work in LinkedIn Recruiter Job Title or Company Links (thanks Aaron …

20 LinkedIn Profile X-ray Strings for 2022

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By current job title: site:linkedin.com/in intitle:”salesforce consultant” By current company: site:linkedin.com/in intitle:oracle By any company: site:linkedin.com/in “amazon graphic” Company past not present site:linkedin.com/in “ibm graphic” -intitle::ibm  Group member: site:linkedin.com/in “sourcing summit graphic” Certification: site:linkedin.com/in “cissp graphic” Organization: site:linkedin.com/in “american hospital association graphic” School: site:linkedin.com/in “Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) graphic” Recommendations: site:linkedin.com/in “recommendations given” Presence of “Honors and Awards” site:linkedin.com/in …

Scrape X-Ray for Research Including Diversity

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  I have a demanding client who keeps sending me challenging sourcing requests, needing more than Boolean Search in LinkedIn Recruiter can achieve. (I love those.) Her last three requests have been – all in Europe – to find: Frontend Developers who have LinkedIn recommendations. Backend Developers who used to work as Research Assistants and have good grades (like “cum …