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 …

Sourcing in Australia

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I have just come back home to the San Francisco Bay Area from the Sourcing Summit in Australia. The event was flawlessly and skillfully organized by Phillip Tusing. My top impression from the Australian sourcing conference – compared with many impressions from interacting with people from about 70 countries on Boolean Strings – the Internet Sourcing Community and 14 countries so far in the …

The Boolean

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The grand purpose of this post is to become a substitute for Boolean search cheat sheets, without the need to come back or print it out. The following is just a bit simplified, to point out the main concepts. Google understands very limited language. It can include any words in English, but there are no sentences (carrying out a description …

Who Is Thinking of a New Career?

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Q: What do many people do when they start to think about their career? A: They update their LinkedIn profile. Up till recently tracking, which members update their profiles, was only possible for your first level connections, as an example, by subscribing to Bullhorn Reach. It is now possible to watch for all the skills and title changes by using …

LinkedIn’s Challenges and Rewards

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I love LinkedIn! It has been bringing us more matching candidates and business connections than everything else combined out there. For my own recruiting business LinkedIn accounts for 100% placed candidates in the last twelve months and a large chunk of sourcing information that I submit to others when sourcing. Yet taking the full advantage of LinkedIn is not straightforward! …

People Sourcing Certifications Update

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I’d like to share a People Sourcing Certifications Program update. We’ve had two rounds of the Program, starting in March and in June 2012. The program has been incredibly successful so far! The next round will start in September. In the meantime, you can get the Program Materials from the June 2012 Program, with a special pricing of $299 until July 10th …