The Job Function Hack

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So, LinkedIn operators have briefly reappeared last week and are now gone again. Oh well. Let me show you a LinkedIn search hack I have found that does currently work, and that is – searching by the job function. To use the hack, you need to know LinkedIn codes for job functions, and they are as follows: Code Description 1 …

New Hacks Replace Old Hacks

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It’s never boring with sourcing tools and sites. Things change all the time and, at times, we lose tools. A major #OSINT publication Bellingcat writes that last week was “a hell week for research”: The past week dealt several blows to open source researchers. First, Facebook made major changes to its Graph search interface, effectively breaking previous methods to search …

Four Major LinkedIn Sourcing Hacks

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Here are some LinkedIn Sourcing News. In case you haven’t noticed: LinkedIn has quietly introduced a “People” tab to its Company pages, like this one: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hewlett-packard-enterprise/people. (It is similar to the Alumni pages). We can search by location, school, the field of study, job function, skills, and connection level. It’s quite useful, especially if you are looking at some stats. …

Finding Facebook IDs for Companies Hack

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To search for a company employees on Facebook, we need to know the company ID (a long number). Here is how to obtain the ID for a company. I will be using Google as an example; the hack will work for any company if you replace “google” with your company name in the following steps. First, let’s look for the …

Facebook Research Hacks

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Facebook member’s groups, posts, comments, and events that we are allowed to see per member’s privacy settings can help us identify professional details on potential candidates – as well as find additional candidates. Unfortunately, this information not that easy to search for any longer, ever since Facebook retired its “official” Graph search. Here are some simple but useful “ex-Graph” searches, …

LinkedIn Tip Sheet Error And a New Hack

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  We shouldn’t be mixing the level of service, quality of software, and changes in features and pricing as a reason to use or not use LinkedIn. OK, LinkedIn has taken us along for a ride, adding and removing features the platform used to have years ago and making it “news”. BUT – it would be silly and unproductive of us …

Facebook Hacking (Searching for Job Titles and Employers by IDs)

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Due to the main professional social network not meeting our expectations on several fronts, there’s a growing interest in sourcing on Facebook. As many people are already aware, the Graph search is “officially” gone but still exists in the back-end. @TheBalazs has two great posts on using Graph search: The Facebook #Sourcing Tutorial Part 1 The Facebook #Sourcing Tutorial Part …