A Tool, a Hack, a Link, and a Site

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David Galley and I are obsessed with tools, hacks, links, and sites. On our Slack, we have a channel called “Interesting Links” that gets populated nearly daily. Where do we get the info? Facebook Groups, Recruiting Brainfood Newsletter, shares in Messenger by colleagues, tweets with the hashtag #OSINT, RSS feeds from selected sources, and always, Googling. Once in a while, …

These Keywords Are Not on the Job Description

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For leadership roles, a professional’s value is aligned with their ability to solve problems, thus allowing the company’s further growth. If a job description calls for a leader, you would be searching for profiles with keywords like leadership, growth, expansion, etc., synonymic to the words in the requirements. (Expect another post soon BTW.) However, a true problem solver will also …

Three Topics? And Nine Tools

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Happy New Year, readers, and thanks for following my blog! What would you like me to write about? Please name three topics or questions of interest in the comments – thanks! In the meantime, here is some recent news. 1. Google launches Question Hub – https://questionhub.withgoogle.com – to allow everyone to “answer” questions by submitting URLs. I imagine Google will …

Tech Sourcers: Watch Github Profile READMEs

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Good news! Github has added an ability to create an informative bio for its users. They call it Profile READMEs. We can hope Developers will post some detail about themselves so that Recruiters reach out to the right people. 😀 Adding a bio is straightforward – you need to create a repository with the same name as your username and …

Image Diversity Sourcing with No Photos

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  Those of us who source for diversity know that reviewing profile photos is one of the key filtering techniques in sourcing for several kinds of diversity. But today, I want to tell you how to find some female candidates with no photos included. I came up with this hack while sourcing for a Director of Data and AI in …

How to Exceed 1,000 Search Results on Bing

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Guest post by Glenn Gutmacher In a recent post, Irina described an intriguing follow-up to a discovery made by Dan Russell. In short, the initial discovery was that Google used a completely different index to store its web-crawled image results from its index of regular webpages. What Irina realized is that the same query run on Google Images could yield …

Hack: How to Get More Than 1,000 Results on Google #OSINT

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While the official displayed results limit is one thousand, these days Google searches never produce more than 300-500 results. But today, I ran into something interesting: you still can get many more results, and even more than a thousand. The secret is to also search in Images. If you thought that when you switch to images on Google’s search screen …

Three Easy Ways to OCR

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Sometimes we need to get the text out of an image (such as the one posted above, a document scan, a screenshot, or a photo – think a group picture with nametags, for example). It is just inconvenient not to be able to search within “image-documents” or parse them. I have good news for you. Character recognition is a solved …

Including Unemployed in LinkedIn Searches

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While Recruiters typically avoid reaching out to unemployed prospects, this year is different. However, if you search for the current title or company, you will not find professionals who have lost their jobs due to COVID. Here is how to include them. On LinkedIn, search using keywords and other filters but not a current title or company. On Recruiter, also, …

Facebook Photo Discoveries

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While you can magically find photos with any given number of people on Facebook, clicking on them (in Google’s image search) lands on the page, not the photo itself. You have to scroll down to find it. As I have found out, to find “just” photos (or rather, pages with one photo only), you need to X-Ray in a more …