Searching for Links

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The key in successful search is correctly imagining what you are going to find. I recently wrote how one can construct  a Boolean search string by knowing its “anatomy“. Here’s another creative approach that may help us dig out additional good results. This time, let’s imagine a page with a link pointing to what we are looking to find, say, someone’s resume. As an …

Scrolling Through LinkedIn

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If you search for people on LinkedIn you will see ten profiles per page. If you search within a group, it’s 20 profiles per page but it’s 10 again if you switch to advanced search. This seems pretty limiting. Here are a couple of tricks that will let you see more. Install Firefox if you don’t have it, and its …

Webinar: Uncovering Hidden Profiles

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Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/402008986 If you are one of the 97% of sourcers and recruiters who search beyond job boards, chances are that you search for online profiles of potential candidates and business connections on a daily basis.There’s a problem with navigating online profiles, since social networks are all different, have different search syntax …

The Anatomy of a Search

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A Boolean search string in a search engine has its structure. Its elements are: keywords, key phrases in quotation marks, operators (like site:), and special characters (like “*” in Google). Unfortunately, this structure has little to do with what we have in mind when we search; so the challenge is to translate our search for people with certain professional background …

Numbers

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This site went over 100K+ hits this week… …which has prompted me to take a look at some other statistics. These nice numbers below show the growing importance of Sourcing and Internet research in our work. I have created the sites below in the last two years: http://booleanstrings.com – 100K hits LinkedIn Group (very active!) Boolean Strings: 11,000+ members. New discussions daily. Big …

Finding Company Email Patterns

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Given a company domain name company.com, and the first and the last name of a person, we can construct the address – if the company follows a certain pattern in email addresses (such as fist-dot-last-at-company.com). How can we find out what the pattern might be? 1. What NOT to do Do NOT search on Google for “*@company.com” You may be lucky and find …

Why Search #LinkedIn from #Google?

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The number of  “search facets” on LinkedIn’s advanced people search dialog goes up with the level of the account. But even “LinkedIn Recruiter” subscribers – those who have the maximum search power within LinkedIn – can’t search for some profile data. For data that can only be viewed by LinkedIn members, like files attached to profiles or a Twitter ID, we …

Today’s Sourcing Contest/Quiz!

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  Announcing a Sourcing Contest/Quiz. (It’s not easy!) Please post your answers as replies to this post. Replying only to some questions, and replying several times is allowed. Repeating someone’s correct answer is fine but will score lower, unless you add some nice explanations or examples. (So the sooner you get some answers in, the more advantage you have!) Repeating …