Resourcing in the UK. Part 2: Following Recruiters on Twitter

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Here is the second of a series of hands-on examples – based on some specific searches in the UK – on how to use some People Sourcing concepts. The same techniques can be applied to searches elsewhere. I’d like to discuss following a list of people on Twitter.   Let’s start with creating a list of people, in this case, UK-based recruiters. I think …

Resourcing in the UK

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Good People Sourcing (or Resourcing, as they are called in some places) methods are, of, course, independent of industry and geography. Here is the first of a series of hands-on examples – based on some specific searches in the UK – on how to use some People Sourcing concepts. The same techniques can be applied to searches elsewhere.   Suppose we would like …

International People Sourcing Contest

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Are you ready for a people sourcing contest? Two (or more) prizes await the winners. Prize #1. Attendance at the first-ever live  People Sourcing Certification Training in London UK on October 24, 2012 – PLUS – continue with 4 weeks practice and tests online in the  People Sourcing Certification Program in January 2013.  Optionally, you can continue at the Level Two instead, starting in …

Finding Org Charts

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Which Boolean Strings will bring up company organizational charts? This question comes up once in a while from recruiters who come to my lectures and on forums. Here’s a brief beginner guide on how to find where to find org charts. The post also has explanations applicable to finding sites to search for any information of interest.   First and …

Last Names on LinkedIn

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If you have a basic or a low-paid account on LinkedIn, you can’t see the full names of people who are your third level connections. You can’t see the names of people outside your network. In LinkedIn Recruiter, which is the solution for corporations, you can see all names. I didn’t realize up till I was at the #sourceIn event …

9 Hidden Links to Google Search

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Remember this look-and-feel of Google search above? As Google search engine progresses and offers new features and some new syntax, the older search dialogs are not easily accessed anymore. If you discover such a search screen you’ll see older “look and feel” and even “©2011 Google” at the bottom of the page. However, these search dialogs are still around, work beautifully, and, in some cases, …

Sample Test Questions: Level One, Level Two

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Here are some sample test questions for the People Sourcing Certification Program: Level One How many people currently working at Microsoft have the word Ninja in their current title on LinkedIn? There’s a “Racquetball League” site that lists a person who works (or used to work?) at ToysRUs. What is his job title? How many members of the site http://www.meritalk.com …

Companies Attending the Info Session

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(This is just a partial list.) If you work for one of these companies, please know that one or more of your co-workers or managers are attending the Info Session for the People Sourcing Certification Program coming up in September 2012. Contact your colleagues and perhaps you can arrange a whole team attend the Program and get your sourcing function to a …

Mining a Mining Directory

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I have just returned from the Sourcing Summit – 2012 (see the report: Sourcing in Australia). The photo below is from a session in Brisbane. The search string on Google that we were exploring is site:http://adia.com.au/suppliers “contact * * phone * * * * * email * *”   This is a demonstration of sourcing techniques that make things wonderfully fast. Suppose we are looking …