The First Name @ Mass-Email-Finding Hack

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Our online lives depend on little things. Slow performance and lack of functionality caused by limited computing power restrict our data gathering ability in seemingly small but consequential ways. (As always, our perceived needs run before computers’ ability.) As an example, Google will not search for the symbol @ as a part of an email address. At this time it …

Visual Research and Validation

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In this post, I outline two uses of image search in sourcing. For these purposes, searching in Google images is “good enough” but Bing and Yandex will also work. Visual Research My sourcing projects come from different industries (which I love.) There is a particular way I identify target companies for initially unfamiliar industries. To figure out what a company …

Five Tools to Scrape Search Results

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When you X-Ray on Google or search on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Github (etc.), you see results that are links with previews (called “snippets” in Google). The problem is that snippets never provide enough information to qualify a result. You can try very hard to phrase your search yet you should always expect false positives. It is time-consuming to click and …

Combine Reverse Image with Boolean Search to Find Who Likes What

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Here is a neat trick involving a “part-visual” search. Did you know that, in Google Images, you can combine reverse image search with additional search parameters such as X-Ray? Neither Yandex, no Bing offer to enter anything else when you upload an image. The search pictured above finds public LinkedIn profiles in a unique way; here is how. Since Google …

Your Homework

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Motivating recruiters to source outside of LinkedIn is topic managers often bring up when signing up their teams for training. Yesterday, I spoke with a potential client, a thriving agency manager whose recruiters “won’t step outside of LinkedIn.” “How do I motivate them?” The conversation has prompted me to write my thoughts down. Sourcing is not Rocket Science, but it …

Diversity Identifiers

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Due to the last few months’ global events, diversity hiring and diversity recruiting training are the two topics getting a lot – if not most – Social Media attention within our industry. If your search includes a preference for reaching out to diverse candidates, expect it to take twice as long, unless you have built a diversity sourcing part of …

Nice! #opentowork is Public

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Good news! We woke up to #opentowork LinkedIn members becoming visible in Google: I am pretty sure Google picks the hashtag from shares, so results will miss many, but – it will find many too! Here is a CSE to find the profiles: https://bit.ly/Opentowork By the way, I am open to work. 🙂 I am looking for new clients for …

Sixteen Techniques of Interest

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I want to share sixteen tools and techniques that have impressed me in the last few months. They should be of interest to recruiters as well as OSINT people, I hope. Consider them to be techniques that you did not know you should use. Outwit Hub is a veteran tool. And it is the only way to scrape your first-level …

Sourcing Essential Workers

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Our webinar this week is Sourcing Essential Workers. We will share some new material that you have never heard of before. We are going to summarize our recent successful experience in recruiting Registered Nurses and other healthcare professionals. We have realized that the method that we have developed will work for any job that does not call for “purple squirrels” or …