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. …

LinkedIn Recruiter Doesn’t Do What You Think It Does

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LinkedIn has not failed to create UI/UX that doesn’t do what we expect it to do. It’s been a Sourcer’s delight to figure out the “ins” of LinkedIn and, in particular, LinkedIn Recruiter (which I extensively use for sourcing) over the years. To add to the confusion, LinkedIn often makes “helpful” adjustments to its software, and what it exactly does …

LinkedIn Operators: One More and a Tip Sheet

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  Your new undocumented LinkedIn operator (in addition to the ones I covered in a few recent posts) is functions:, with the values from Job Function Codes. Example: functions:4 looks for people in Business Development. As with other operators, you can search for several values at the same time, and LinkedIn does assign several functions to some people (example: functions:(4 8 9) …

Tip: Find Contact Info for LinkedIn Profiles with Social List

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Are you using Lusha, Nymeria, ContactOut, Hunter, or other tools and Chrome extensions to find email addresses for LinkedIn profiles? The number of tools to find contact emails for LinkedIn profiles is diminishing, and some tools are raising prices. And, LinkedIn is increasingly watching for members to stay away from contact-finding Chrome extensions (see an excellent post from Josef Kaldec). …

Two Undocumented LinkedIn Search Operators

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LinkedIn supports two search operators that they have never documented. There are no blog posts about the operators either; this is the first one. The operators are available in any basic or premium account. Using the operators would substantially increase your productivity while searching. Take a look. Undocumented Operator skills: Syntax: skills:<skill-name> Example: skills:boolean (finds people with the skills “Boolean Search,” “Boolean …

Work Around Restricted Boolean on LinkedIn

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As so many of you have encountered, using more than a few ANDs or ORs in a LinkedIn query now results in this screen: (We can still use multiple NOT operators – those are not restricted). I wrote about the unfortunate restriction in a previous post. Don’t feel like upgrading to a more expensive LinkedIn account? I have great news …

Restricted Boolean on LinkedIn

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Since a recent update of the LinkedIn search for personal accounts (including the paid business accounts), we are now seeing the above screen for the searches that used to work fine. Here is what happened. As a push to make people sign up for more expensive accounts, LinkedIn has now restricted the number of Boolean operators we can use in …

LinkedIn Job Search Flaw and a Fix

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The LinkedIn job search has a serious flaw. Let me share what it is – and how to work around it. When we are logged into LinkedIn and go to the job search at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search, we have access to many advanced filters: Do you know what is missing here? The ability to search by the job title! All we can do …

Did You Notice? New Ways to X-Ray LinkedIn

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Several months ago, LinkedIn changed the member public profile pages. For members who have listed current jobs on their profiles, the profiles now include: Job titles, Company names. Googlebot has been catching up on the new page titles, and we can take advantage of that! So now we can X-Ray LinkedIn for people’s job titles and companies using the operator intitle:. Here are …

LinkedIn Groups Upcoming Decline

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LinkedIn has announced some major – negative – changes coming up for LinkedIn Groups. The announcement sounds rather odd to me. While LinkedIn will add a few new additions to Groups, they are taking away the two main features that make Groups useful for members. Moderation queues will be “temporarily” unavailable. — I expect groups to get spammy posts, diminishing Groups’ value. Admin and …