The Job Function Hack

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So, LinkedIn operators have briefly reappeared last week and are now gone again. Oh well. Let me show you a LinkedIn search hack I have found that does currently work, and that is – searching by the job function. To use the hack, you need to know LinkedIn codes for job functions, and they are as follows: Code Description 1 …

New Hacks Replace Old Hacks

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It’s never boring with sourcing tools and sites. Things change all the time and, at times, we lose tools. A major #OSINT publication Bellingcat writes that last week was “a hell week for research”: The past week dealt several blows to open source researchers. First, Facebook made major changes to its Graph search interface, effectively breaking previous methods to search …

Bye, Facebook Graph Search

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On Friday, June 7th, Facebook Graph Search stopped working. “Hand-made” URLs and tools Intelligence Search, SearchIsBack, StalkScan, and others, no longer work. (I believe it’s a permanent change). Needless to say, the drop in functionality badly affects Sourcers and, especially, OSINT people. Searches that used to have URLs with Facebook IDs and pieces like “visitors” and “likers” combined, now look …

21 Tools and Sites I Use Everyday

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Chrome Advanced Google Search Google Custom Search Engines, using Advanced Operators Yahoo Reverse Image Search LinkedIn.com People and Content Search LinkedIn Recruiter Social List Social List Contact Finder Connectifier Social Links Lusha Rocketreach Hunter.io Pipl.com Finding People by Email on LinkedIn Intelligence Search for Facebook [gone now] Email Extractor Instant Data Scraper Outwit Hub Github Search for Users and Files …

Hidden Github Resumes

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Github has tens of thousands of resumes that Google won’t find. Intrigued? Read on. Unknown to many, Github is widely used not only to work on software code but to store documents such as resumes. Just as software code, documents are stored in the code section. This search – “my resume” – would reveal some, but it’s not well targeted. …

Update on LinkedIn People Search

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What happened? As of two days ago, search operators (that I have covered in previous posts) have stopped working on LinkedIn. This includes not only undocumented operators like headline: but also the officially documented operators firstname:, lastname:, title:, company:, and school:. (They were introduced in 2017). It’s quite unfortunate! [Edited April 22, 2019: LinkedIn has taken down that help page.] …

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? …