One day Boolean Event with Irina Shamaeva

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Next Saturday, February 7, 2009, I will be offering a one day Boolean workshop. Like my month-long workshop, it is also a new format. It is supposed to help recruiters and sourcers to jump-start web sourcing skills, learn more about Boolean search on the web, and get to a more advanced level. Here is how it works.   1. If you …

Announcement: “Boolean Strings” network has been created!

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Network for Sourcers, Recruiters & other professionals. Share Boolean search strings, web sourcing tricks, and review tools. The networks is based on the ning platform and has forums, groups, blogs etc. Please join here:

“Boolean” Update

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I have updated several pages on this site: Trials (please feel free to suggest other links to put on the page) Resources (please feel free to suggest other links to put on the page) Boolean Study Group (the next group starts on Feb 9th 2009; please email me at [email protected]  if you would like to receive more info). Also please check out two recent articles: How to Combine …

Boolean Quiz – Correct Answers and Statistics

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Dear Boolean Contest Participant, Below you will find a summary of our Quiz. Irina What results would you get if you searched for the word Manager when sourcing resumes on Google? “Manager” only — 50.9% answers “Manager,” “Management,” “Managed,” etc. — 49.1% answers — This is correct. Google “autostems”. If you add the wildcard * at the end of a …

Boolean Study Group for Sourcers and Recruiters

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Hi all, I am planning to lead a month-long Boolean Study Group in January 2009 in a virtual classroom. Participants will be suggesting real-life searches and we will be crafting Boolean strings for them and parsing search results. The group will help participants to do their job and find candidates on the Internet as well as study Boolean. (Imagine placing …