Hack: Google for Facebook Photos Interpretations #OSINT

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Based on the following two behaviors from the tech giants: Facebook interprets pictures and inserts the interpretation into its public pages HTML code Googlebot indexes these interpretation phrases – you can reveal lists of members’ names and profiles based on Google’s image search. The two Facebook phrases most common for tagging photos are: “Image may contain… “, for example, “image …

Eleven Diversity Sourcing Exam-Like Questions

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In 2020, Diversity is on everyone’s mind. Our first run of the Diversity Sourcing Training and Certification Program has exceeded our expectations in the way it has been received. We have an audience of thirty eager to learn recruiters. They show a “can’t wait to put my hands on it” attitude, which every trainer loves. They ask questions. They tell …

Diversity Sourcing: Bird’s Eye View

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While we always “search for what we expect to find” as “the” approach to any sourcing, Diversity sourcing has its unique characteristics – and it is not easy. Here are the main points that stand out in our sourcing practice. I believe they are universal. Let me know what you think. Diversity sourcing primarily relies on two techniques: 1. Long …

New! Diversity Sourcing Training & Certification Program

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With the unmistakably fast-growing demand for diversity sourcing in 2020, we at Sourcing Certifications have developed and are opening, as of today, a Diversity Sourcing Training and Certification Program. I am excited about the new offering! It will include: Webinar on sourcing Webinar on diversity sourcing Interactive diversity sourcing practice One month of support Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional (CDSP) exam …

Google’s Hidden Gigantic Visual Repository

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As I was reading through Searching for images with filetype: on Google? by Dan Russell of Google, I was not that surprised that filetype: takes different arguments and finds different things on Google.com and image search. I had seen this behavior. But this was stunning: “to find an image, you have to use Images.Google.com. “ Dan’s post implied that Google’s index …

Social List Gets its First Diversity Agent

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Are you sourcing for diversity? Those of us who are, know how laborious sourcing can become if you aim to be genuinely inclusive. As a solution to some of those sourcing pains, the Social List Team is happy to introduce – LinkedIn Agent – Diversity – Females. (If you are unfamiliar with our tool Social List, it allows you to …

Sourcing in LinkedIn Events

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While Facebook has stopped showing event attendees in most cases, LinkedIn has started doing so, for our benefit. LinkedIn has just introduced Event search. Pick an event that is of interest to people you would like to connect and mark yourself as “attending.” (Marking means an intention to attend). You can then not only see the full list of attendees …

Fifth Edition of “300 Best Boolean Strings” & One More String

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I am glad to announce that you can preorder the fifth edition of my popular eBook “300 Best Boolean Strings” at BooleanBook.com For the 5th edition, I had to replace about 35% of strings that no longer brought up remarkable results, and added new strings. And here is a new String for you. To X-Ray Facebook for specific content, use …

The Unconventional Boolean

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I have realized that I have been using some “unconventional” Boolean Strings in sourcing. This technique applies to LinkedIn or any database, but not to Google (where ORs are rarely helpful and long ORs are tricky). Let me explain. It is straightforward to search by ORs of synonyms, for example, Title = (Senior OR Sr. OR snr.) (software OR java) (developer …

How to Read the News Behind Paywalls

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I love reading Recruiting Brainfood and the industry discussions that Hung holds so well. Unfortunately, in the newsletter and in Facebook discussions great shared content is often behind a paywall. Here is what you can do about it. Copy the URL and rid of its part after ? Use the operator cached: followed by the URL, for example: cache:nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2020/09/the-robot-revolution-has-arrived-feature Read …