Find People on Google-Plus

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I’ve always felt that Google-Plus has a great future, since it was announced. Adding Communities was a big and positive change. A recent shift in its User Interface tells me that Google-Plus continues moving in the right direction. Did you notice the “new” Find People function? When selected, it provides the ability to: Check your gmail address book against your …

People Sourcing Tools Suggestions

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I have posted a draft list for the People Sourcing Tools Survey that I plan to run to run on my sourcing- and social recruiting-related groups and the Ning network. By no means am I trying to create an exhaustive list of tools, but I didn’t want to miss anything “major”. I have also shared the draft with the active, well-run Google+ Community …

Where Is Waldo on LinkedIn?

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We can still send messages to fellow group members on LinkedIn without using the precious InMail count. But here’s what I just noticed, while sourcing for a new opening. If you did a people search, restricted it to fellow group members only, and viewed the results, you used to be clearly notified which group(s) you have in common with the …

LinkedIn Errors

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My LinkedIn account is having multiple problems with the functionality. It’s happening for the second time in the past few months. I can’t use my RPS account (it is a variation of LinkedIn Recruiter). I hope they will fix it again. The nice LinkedIn managers, who support my RPS account, point out that I am a power user and am likelier …

Mapping Out the New Generation Sourcing Tools

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The Dream Software, that was the subject of my talk at SourceCon, is the new generation of sourcing software tools. Please check out my conference presentation slides at this link: SourceCon-Atlanta-PPT-Irina The blog post below continues to map out the architecture and the functionality of the future-generation tools. This post is “conceptual”. What I mean to say is, if you …

Sourcing is Dead

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    The End of Sourcing Is Near … is a post by Dr. John Sullivan on ERE that is drawing lots of attention. I am not going to argue with this point. Let’s just try to read the article carefully. Dr. John Sullivan writes: “Finding top talent among professionals is now becoming painless to the point where almost any firm can do …

A “Dream Software” Design Proposal

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Disclaimer. This post is somewhat technical and doesn’t contain specific sourcing tips. It is relevant to my SourceCon Presentation, where I go over a specific kind of sourcing tools. Those tools are apparently gaining attention among recruiters. I am going to post detailed reviews of the tools – listed at the bottom of this post for your reference – here on the blog …

My SourceCon Talk

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My first (fun!) experience with SourceCon was attending the conference in San Diego back in 2010, after I won the SourceCon challenge in 2009. The final challenge, won by Katharine @TheSourceress was an amazing explosion of creativity. Those were the days, my friend!  I am coming back to SourceCon as a speaker at the upcoming SourceCon-2013 in Atlanta, GA. If you are also …

Do Not Miss the Tool

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http://falcon.io/ is called “Rapportive for the web.” but it may be a bit misleading. Many of us have used Rapportive and love it. I often go to Rapportive before getting with someone on the phone, as a good way to “Google” the person when I know the email address. (Of course, its “official” integration with LinkedIn is priceless.) Falcon is not …

People Sourcing Training: Cool Graphics

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I am excited about the first upcoming session of the People Sourcing Certification Program in 2013! We begin on January 29th.  Enrolled already are: Apple, Dell, PwC, Capgemini, All-State Insurance, Verizon… US, UK, Canada, Australia, India… Our international team is growing and we are on our way to become the world-wide standard for training and measuring the skills in our …