Check Your Assumptions for LinkedIn Connections’ Search

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LinkedIn connections and connection levels are as old as LinkedIn itself. The underlying idea of the Social Network is based on connections! You would think that LinkedIn (founded in 2002) has figured out the search for connection levels by now. But if you trust connection search – for example, routinely search for the second level members to connect with – …

Google and LinkedIn Speak Different Boolean

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Google and LinkedIn are two sites where sourcers spend most of their time. Both support Boolean search. Yet it works in very different ways. For starters, The search is not really Boolean (we can call it pseudo-Boolean). Google finds synonyms to all terms entered without quotation marks. A search like backend java engineer -engineer returns results while “formally” it should …

LinkedIn Search Solved

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Searching for professionals on LinkedIn.com? At this time, business and personal users have the most powerful – but not officially documented – search ways and filters and cross-referencing ability, exceeding (the expensive) Recruiter’s. You can search for unique filters such as headlines and self-entered skills, and combine other filters such as company size, type, years of experience, or at school …

Are 35% of US LinkedIn Members Unemployed? Globally, 320 MLN?

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It has occurred to me that the operators not only allow to expand the searching power in “positive ways” but also make it possible to search for the absence of some values. To search for a field not to have any value, we need to know all possible values – and this is true for the “seniority” filter. The seniority codes …

Including Unemployed in LinkedIn Searches

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While Recruiters typically avoid reaching out to unemployed prospects, this year is different. However, if you search for the current title or company, you will not find professionals who have lost their jobs due to COVID. Here is how to include them. On LinkedIn, search using keywords and other filters but not a current title or company. On Recruiter, also, …

Sourcing in LinkedIn Events

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While Facebook has stopped showing event attendees in most cases, LinkedIn has started doing so, for our benefit. LinkedIn has just introduced Event search. Pick an event that is of interest to people you would like to connect and mark yourself as “attending.” (Marking means an intention to attend). You can then not only see the full list of attendees …

X-Ray LinkedIn for the Length of Employment and Five More Filters

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For the obvious reason, recruiters do not want to see profiles of people who have been employed for less than a year at the current company. The X-Ray technique I describe below allows you to: Narrow down to longer-term employees Search better for #opentowork Narrow to location Search within the Headline Search for a keyword within the current job description …

Hack: Find LinkedIn Members by Company Size

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Recruiter is the only LinkedIn account offering member search by company size. We used to have it in business accounts some years ago – remember this dialog above? –  and now it is gone. We used to be able to search for companies by size but now Sales Navigator is the only account allowing that. Here is how to search …

Sales Navigator and LinkedIn Recruiter Import Replacement – with a Basic Account!

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We all dearly miss the free Sales Navigator extension and the related link to cross-reference emails. When LinkedIn announced that they are removing the SN Chrome extension, I posted a blog commenting on the Sales Navigator Death. LinkedIn Recruiter (the “old” version) has an import function, which they call “Talent Pipeline,” capable of cross-referencing massive email lists at a time. …

How to Search by City Location on LinkedIn

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The worst part of LinkedIn.com people search is that we no longer can search by any location other than a standardized one, like “San Francisco Bay Area” (where I live). But my area is large; people won’t commute from San Jose to San Francisco, for example. The workaround for narrowing down to a “city” location, like “San Jose, California,” is …