Search in Business vs. Recruiter (Guess Who Wins)

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[Edited June 26, 2021: alas, the operators are gone for now. I hope they will be back! Our class LinkedIn [Sourcing] Solved fully reflects the change.] The never-documented LinkedIn search operators make people search with a personal account – Business, Job Seeker, and Basic – comparable or better than the most expensive subscription, LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR). Let’s go over a comparison, …

How to Find and Take Advantage of 100% Used Email Format

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We all know that contact-finding is a big deal in Recruitment. I have recently started to pay attention to companies that have a 100% followed email format such as [email protected] Those companies are my friends! If I have an employee’s first and last name, I can confidently construct his or her email address. I use this knowledge in two ways. …

Profile Export Hack in Recruiter

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LinkedIn loves its import. It lets us upload phone books, contact lists, resumes, salaries, identify professional relationships, job hunt preferences, company information, and more. Import has been the most reliable function in my experience with Recruiter. But LinkedIn allows almost no export. Its PDF profile export loses part of profile information. No lists can be exported. It is a matter …

Two Sourcing Methods: “Backwards” and “Shooting In the Dark”

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I have described the Backwards Method in the previous post. To summarize: Step 1 – collect as many email addresses as possible from pages that may contain relevant ones. Get emails from Google results, pages containing contact lists, anything remotely promising. But probably keep your searches returning only results from the past 2-3 years since both emails and careers get …

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. …

Using Your Hands vs. Boolean Builders

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  My Dad was a simple man. For him, life was about figuring out what is right and wrong and then doing the right thing, which he expected of others – and didn’t hesitate to tell them. (Needless to say, I did many things wrong.) But, in his Partial Differential Equations, he was quite intuitive and subtle, often thinking and …

Dealing with the Sales Navigator Death

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So many professionals on all social channels are complaining about the imminent loss of the Gmail Sales Navigator extension that it is hard to believe LinkedIn that the tool was underused. While there are many tools identifying people by email, the power of the extension was that it matched exactly right, for obvious reasons. Not all is lost, though! Here …

Talent Pipeline Decline?

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One of the few paid Sourcing tools I use is RPS (LinkedIn Recruiter, or LIR, for Agencies). It is our highest yearly expense, but we have been choosing to stay with it for a number of years now. My favorite feature of LIR has always been “Talent Pipeline” (the name doesn’t really fit), which is, in fact, the import function. …

Three LinkedIn Recruiter Sourcing Secrets

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LinkedIn Recruiter and the Talent Pipeline When we talk with our sourcing and recruiting clients and our students about paid tools they invest in, we almost invariably learn that all or most Recruiters on the team have LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) subscriptions. Our recent Facebook group poll has confirmed the same. Yet the majority of LIR users are unaware of its …

Non-Technical Scraping in Sourcing

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  Web Scraping tools are rapidly gaining popularity among Sourcers and Recruiters. They are an essential part of a productive Sourcer’s toolbox. Here is an example of how scraping may help your work. Suppose you see a webpage like this (listing some promising prospects): If you wanted to examine and save the records, this format is quite inconvenient. Without tools, …