20 Must-Have’s For Recruiters and Sourcers

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What Level People Sourcer (One or Two) can you expect to achieve if you join the Certification Program? I believe that everybody who searches for professional people online – recruiters, sourcers, sales, marketing, business development people – need to aim to answer yes to these 20 questions below, to remain competitive and productive: Do you search for professionals on Google? Are you familiar …

Google-Plus Circles, Part 1

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  Circles on Google+ present excellent people sourcing capabilities. Without looking closer, you may at first think that circles are like groups on LinkedIn, or maybe like lists on Twitter, but they are not. The interesting thing about circles is that only you, the circle creator, know what any circle is about and how you have named it. “Outsiders” can …

The First Ever Level 2 Certified Peoplesourcer

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Congratulations to our very first Level 2 Certified Peoplesourcer – Jing Wang, a Sourcer and a Recruiter from Goldbeck Recruiting in Vancouver, Canada. Based on Jing’s work through the Peoplesourcing Certification Program and on her Test Level 2 results, I would recommend her as a strong up-and-coming Sourcer, able to work hard, to absorb new material in high volumes, and to creatively …

Personal Search

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  Personal search is the type of search that takes into account what your online friends favor. For a researcher who wants to be objective it makes no sense to have it on. We can (and should) turn off personal results, as Google lets us. Personal search implemented by Google is at its highest power when we are logged into Google-plus. At …

The Numbers of Public Profiles

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I have run across some interesting URLs that seem to give us very good approximations for the number of public LinkedIn profiles and their distribution across countries. To benefit, please log out of your LinkedIn account. All LinkedIn Public Profiles – 144,224,954 as of today. This gives me the following statistics to view: Further on, these are the numbers to check out …

Google Finds @Twitter Handles, #Hashtags

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Remember this recent post on Mashable Google: Sorry, Twitter, We Don’t Index the @ Symbol? Those of us on the Boolean Strings group, who are search syntax perfectionists and are tired of seeing yet another suggestion to search for @*.com or *@ibm.com, etc. to find emails, were glad that this info (that is present in Google’s help as well, by the way) was confirmed …

Why #LinkedIn is Not a Job Board

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“LinkedIn is becoming just another Job Board.” Is that true? I think we are mixing up several unrelated things in a statement like this. 1) Job Boards seems to be used as a criticism. But Job Boards, such as Monster.com are still great for sourcing (you may skip the advanced semantic search when signing up if the price is a …

Win a Pass to the #PeopleSourcing Certification Program

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  The latest Update: Congratulations to the two winners: Jeanne Darby of Volt Workforce Solutions Debra Quiat of ToysRUs – welcome to the Program! 🙂 We have a tremendous amount of interest in the upcoming People Sourcing Certifications – and the space is already filling out! Check the Press Release! http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9302124.htm This is the first program that will: cover all the material …

Certifications FAQ

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Please note: here’s the NEW SITE with all the up-to-date info. We have a huge volume of inquires about the Certifications and sign-ups are on-going, and I am very happy about it! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions: Q. What are the dates for the next training? A. I will provide materials and video-recordings for all sessions. There will be live Q&A sessions convenient for everyone’s …

Announcing People Sourcing Certifications

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March 12, 2012 I am happy to announce our Sourcing Certification program. Terminology Instead of using the term “Sourcing” (as we are used to in recruiting), and per a great suggestion I got, I will call the discipline “Peoplesourcing”, which means finding information about professionals. (Recruiters call it “Sourcing”, “Candidate Sourcing”, “Talent Sourcing”, or “Internet Recruiting”; sales people are not familiar with the term …