Scrape Google Maps

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If you are sourcing for professionals who provide services such as Accounting, or looking for office locations for a specific company, searching on Google Maps will provide valuable information. Scraping a Maps search results page allows you to filter and enrich the data, and you can do it quite simply, with no coding involved. PhantomBuster is a wonderful collection of …

Sourcing for Devs on Dev.To

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Dev.to is a relatively new site where developers discuss how to build software, and it is quite a Sourcer-friendly site. 😉 A profile can have a location, education, skills, links to other profiles, content keywords, and, often, public email contact: Internal search for members is too weak to be useful. But we can X-Ray the site for profiles like so: …

Check Out These Nineteen Example Social Lists

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The beauty of our tool Social List is that you can get a list of professionals in split seconds. As I offered to source for colleagues in my post, I got many beautifully diverse requests. Here are some sourced lists, as examples of what Social List can do, shared on the Boolean Strings Group on Facebook. Franchise Business Consultant in restaurants …

Revisit Social List & Contact Finder in 2020

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Developed by “Sourcers Who Code,” Social List is worth your attention in 2020. Especially so, given how poorly LinkedIn is serving us (growing prices, reduced functionality, confusing UX, endless bugs, irresponsive and unknowledgeable customer support). Social List is a sourcing tool that lets you instantly generate lists of target social profiles based on your requirements The tool searches for public …

Webinar “Sourcing Skills Assessment and Development”, Now with Recording

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You are invited to a rare free webinar on Wednesday, January 22nd “Sourcing Skills Assessment and Development”. [Edited: the webinar is over; please find the materials at the end of the article] Are you interested in assessing your or your team’s sourcing skills? Or are you looking for interview questions for new Recruiter hires? Or have you decided to get …

Tool Alert: OneSearch.com

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Hello Sourcers: A brand-new “privacy-first” web search engine OneSearch.com from Verizon is out. Unlike Google, Bing, or Yandex, OneSearch does not have its own index. The search results are Bing-based. There is no documentation on search operators, but it looks like the operator site: works, and so do a few more, including the Bing-only operator, contains:, which looks for pages …

How to Search for Bios on Github

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  Just like we can’t search for LinkedIn headlines within LinkedIn or by X-Raying, we can’t search for Github Bios – either within Github or by X-Raying. However, we can search for LinkedIn headlines with Custom Search Engines (CSEs). It turns out that we similarly can search for Github Bios with CSEs! We will be searching using Github X-Ray CSE. …

Hack: Use 500 Keywords, Not 32, on Google

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Google’s limit of keywords is 32. It’s a challenge for long OR searches, especially for diversity sourcing – for example, searching for women’s first names, Latino last names, or diversity colleges. I am no fan of long ORs on Google (definitely not to list synonyms for a word), but in cases like the above, or searching for target companies or …

Googling: Science or Art?

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When Google started out, it had a database of indexed pages searchable by keywords and advanced search operators such as site:. Gradually, Google began adding semantic search features. (It has been reworking its storage, Index, accordingly, to contain “knowledge” type of data about stored pages). Here are the most significant semantic-oriented additions over the years. A while ago, Google started …