X-Raying Bloomberg for Executives

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We have run quite a few Executive Sourcing projects in the last few months, searching for various CxO roles. While LinkedIn is always a site to search, I have found that many executives have “slim” profiles – or no LinkedIn profiles at all! Bloomberg.com has executive bios that we can find by X-Raying on Google. X-Raying can provide excellent results …

Tip: Find Contact Info for LinkedIn Profiles with Social List

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Are you using Lusha, Nymeria, ContactOut, Hunter, or other tools and Chrome extensions to find email addresses for LinkedIn profiles? The number of tools to find contact emails for LinkedIn profiles is diminishing, and some tools are raising prices. And, LinkedIn is increasingly watching for members to stay away from contact-finding Chrome extensions (see an excellent post from Josef Kaldec). …

Two Undocumented LinkedIn Search Operators

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LinkedIn supports two search operators that they have never documented. There are no blog posts about the operators either; this is the first one. The operators are available in any basic or premium account. Using the operators would substantially increase your productivity while searching. Take a look. Undocumented Operator skills: Syntax: skills:<skill-name> Example: skills:boolean (finds people with the skills “Boolean Search,” “Boolean …

Find Phone Numbers by Googling for ☎, ☏, or ✆

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Did you know that Google can search for symbols – including these: ☎, ☏, and ✆? We can use this capability to look for publicly posted phone numbers. Use an area code to find phone numbers in a target location. Here is an example: site:nl.linkedin.com/in paas software sales director (☎ OR ☏ OR ✆) 31 Nether LinkedIn nor Facebook can search …

Restricted Boolean on LinkedIn

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Since a recent update of the LinkedIn search for personal accounts (including the paid business accounts), we are now seeing the above screen for the searches that used to work fine. Here is what happened. As a push to make people sign up for more expensive accounts, LinkedIn has now restricted the number of Boolean operators we can use in …

LinkedIn Job Search Flaw and a Fix

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The LinkedIn job search has a serious flaw. Let me share what it is – and how to work around it. When we are logged into LinkedIn and go to the job search at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search, we have access to many advanced filters: Do you know what is missing here? The ability to search by the job title! All we can do …

Did You Notice? New Ways to X-Ray LinkedIn

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Several months ago, LinkedIn changed the member public profile pages. For members who have listed current jobs on their profiles, the profiles now include: Job titles, Company names. Googlebot has been catching up on the new page titles, and we can take advantage of that! So now we can X-Ray LinkedIn for people’s job titles and companies using the operator intitle:. Here are …

One Million Views

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Thank you for reading, sharing, and commenting! My blog has reached one million views. Starting my blog has lead to the worldwide acceptance of the term Boolean Strings, and I am proud of it! 🙂 Here are some of the latest most popular posts: Searching for Grads: a Hands-On Example LinkedIn Groups Upcoming Decline Cross-Referencing Individuals Two Interesting Sourcing Tools …

Searching for Grads: a Hands-On Example

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LinkedIn has a people search filter that LinkedIn Recruiter doesn’t have: searching by keywords in the School names. Searching by school names is especially helpful if we are looking for professionals who have moved from one country to another. Here is an example. I am currently sourcing for an HR Director for the San Francisco Bay Area office of an …