Sourcing in 2016 and What’s Ahead in 2017

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  This year, we have seen a rapid growth of tools to automate search, match profiles against jobs, and refresh professional data in resume databases. Yet, going into the new year, Sourcing as part of Recruiting seems further away from being trivial – or being automated – than ever. In 2017 and for at least a few years after that, Sourcing will absolutely require …

The Adventures of Your LinkedIn Resume

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LinkedIn profiles are often considered to be “new resumes.” It’s true, that if a professional fully fills out her LinkedIn profile, that profile works instead of a traditional resume, at least at the beginning stages of interviewing, at many companies. That is one of the innovations LinkedIn has brought into the area of recruiting, quite a game changer! One the other …

Nerdy Custom Search on GitHub

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Ever since we started making use of structured web search capabilities, I have been fascinated by the precise results we can obtain from a general search engine via this mechanism. Here is an investigation and multiple examples of precise X-Raying on Github.com, which is a truly useful site to know if you are looking for software developers. For those (few) Sourcers who love …

150+ Top Sourcing / #OSINT Tools

Last updated: December 22, 2022 Favorite tools are marked with ❤  Our offerings are marked with ❤❤  Here is a list of tools and resources for all things sourcing and #OSINT. Most of them are easy-to-use and make our lives more convenient, productive, and creative. Services I offer ❤❤ AI ChatGPT ❤ (useful in many ways; addictive!) (I could also list it …

Sourcing is Like Treasure Hunting

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In anticipation of a large recruiting conference in Paris coming up in October 2016 – #rmsconf – the organizers sent me a list of questions, some of them quite challenging – such as “What is Sourcing?” and “Who is the best Sourcer?” This morning they published the interview, along with a translation into French, on the conference site. Check out other …

Five Strings to Source for IT Professionals

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As some sourcing tools are going away, I am becoming more interested (almost addicted!) to creating and using Custom Search Engines for sourcing. Recruiters have not yet utilized this resource to its full strength – especially, semantic search features, unavailable on Google.com “proper”. I have already shared Search Engines for Accountants and for Physicians. Here are five Search Engines, each with an example search string, to help …

Looking for Accountants? Try This Search Engine

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If you are searching for Accountants, here is (yet another) new Custom Search Engine to try: http://bit.ly/AccountantsCSE I built it using the semantic mechanism available in Google’s Custom Search Engines, the same as the one I used for Physicians Search Engine in the previous post. Example uses: Tax Dublin CPA Seattle contact “818 000…999” Quickbooks help small business tax “bay area” Let …

Looking for Healthcare Practitioners? Try This Search Engine

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If you are searching for healthcare practitioners, here is a new Custom Search Engine to try: http://bit.ly/HealthCareCSE (I built it using the semantic mechanism available in Google’s Custom Search Engines, by only showing search results with a meta-tag, an object from Schema.org called “Physician”.) Here are some usage examples: registered nurse houston texas internist geriatrician toronto speech language pathologist florida …

Sourcing Revolution! Googling in Ways You Never Have

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I am about to describe ways to search the Internet that you likely have never used. Please be patient; I need to start with some background, to explain how this works. Read on. There is a difference we face in searching within a database vs. searching the Internet. In a database, we access structured data, i.e. records with predefined fields, and can do …

Webinar: Custom Search Engines for Everyone

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Please join me for a new webinar on Custom Search Engines. Google’s Custom Search Engines (CSEs) have long been a favorite tool for experts searching the Internet. CSEs benefit researchers in many ways: by providing a simple User Interface and lessening the need for advanced Boolean operators; expanding the limits of Google’s search capabilities; and eliminating annoying “captcha”s triggered by …