I won the SourceCon Challenge #1, 2009

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I am happy to have won the title of a Grand Master SourcerIt’s a nice chance to show practical sourcing skills to people who come to my sourcing webinars. Interestingly, most of it was online (on a variety of Social Media sites) – but I had to use the phone at the end!

Read the complete report here:

The hunt for the August Roosters – Solving SourceCon Challenge #1, 2009

Updated Webinar Schedule

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Please click on the links to read the outline and register:


Learn the Art of Boolean Strings in 90 minutes

Date:  Monday, September 21, 2009

Time:  9:00 AM PDT / noon EDT

Social Media

Social Media Sourcing 101

Date:  Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Time:  9:00 AM PDT / noon EDT

Length: 50 minutes


Twitter Techniques Crash Course

Date:  Monday, September 28, 2009

Time:  9:00 AM PDT / noon EDT

Length: 90 minutes

Prices: $79 for a 90 min webinar; $49 for a 50-min webinar.

All webinars include the slides and one month of unlimited Q&A support over email.


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Groups and Networks:

*     Social Media Recruiting Network (New!) 550+ members, 90+ posts

*     LinkedIn:  Social Media Recruiting group (New!) 1,500 members, 70+ posts

*    Twitter for Sourcing and Recruiting 5,200 members, 297 posts

*     Boolean Strings Network 1,790 members, 400 posts

*     Boolean Strings LinkedIn group 4,300+ members, 350 posts

New! We have just released the Social Media Recruiting 101 DVD

The Searchologist

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I have been a fan of Jim Stroud’s work for a long time now.

His site http://www.therecruiterslounge.com/ is a rich source of information and advice on sourcing and recruiting, perhaps one of the best out there.

Jim has started a page on Facebook and I encourage you all to become his fans:

The Searchologist (click to become a fan on Facebook)

Fun reading!“The History of Sourcing (version 2.0)” – Free White Paperby Jim Stroud

Social Media Sourcing 101

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Join us for a Webinar on August 31 2 pm EDT (11 am PDT)
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Webinar Outline:

Overview of new ways to source candidates
Job Boards vs. Social Media
How to search candidates on:
* LinkedIn
* Twitter
* Google
* Vertical Search Engines
* Other useful sites
Boolean search syntax for Social Media
How to reach candidates on:
* LinkedIn
* Twitter
* Other Social Networks
How to advertize jobs on:
* LinkedIn
* Twitter
* Other useful sites and tools
Combining social networks for efficient sourcing
Combining sourcing on Social Media with emails and phone calls
Tracking your success

Length: 50 min. Price: $49

Title: Social Media Sourcing 101
Date: Monday, August 31, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM PDT

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Online Sourcing Techniques: How to Find People and Companies

Join us for a Webinar on September 2 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT
Register at:
Sponsored by: Bill Radin, http://www.billradin.com

Free Preview: ERE Expo 2009 Boolean Strings Workshop

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Are you going to #ereexpo this fall? Whether you are going or not, you are welcome to join me for a free preview of my “Boolean Strings Workshop” at the ERE Expo (Sept 9-11, Holywood, FL) that is scheduled for September 9, 2 pm-5 pm.

I will briefly go over the outline (see below) and will answer your questions.

Date/time: Wed, Aug 19, 4 pm Eastern/1 pm Pacific.


Do you want to learn to find (or get better at finding) hidden talent on the web but can’t afford to spend too much time figuring it out on your own? This session will help a “Boolean Beginner” to get going and an Intermediate level person to refresh and sharpen his/her skills.

Learn from a web expert and a hands-on sourcer. In this interactive session we will go over:

“Boolean Beginner/Intermediate Strings”
Do you feel overwhelmed with the amount of search sites and tools out there? Many people do. But there’s no real need to know about them all to be productive. You will learn about a limited number of carefully selected search engines’ capabilities. Hands-on practice with this toolkit will bring results — and will get you ready to master more tools in the future.

Practical hints.
Have you had experience applying a string from a cheatsheet or a publication to your search, only to see that it didn’t work for you? In the session you will learn practical skills for string modification and getting the results you want.

Best practices in Web sourcing.
Do you feel you may use some help applying your web search knowledge to the sourcing process? In this session you will learn which steps to take to quickly get from a job description to a list of promising candidates. You will learn about typical syntax mistakes and how to avoid them.

Working with real-life samples.
Do you have an ongoing search and curious how to address it? You’ll have a chance to go over real-life examples and suggest your own.

The session comes with a complementary DVD with recordings and Boolean articles, and also with unlimited Q&A with Irina Shamaeva over a period of one month. ***

Webinars and DVDs: Boolean I, II, and Twitter

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“I found the webinar very informative. Great stuff!” Brian.

Webinar: Boolean Strings for the Web – Level I
Date:  Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Time:  10:00 AM – 10:50 AM PDT
Webinar: Boolean Strings for the Web – Level II
Date:  New Date! Tuesday July 7th, 2009
Time:  11:00 AM – 11:50 AM PDT
DVD: Boolean Strings
Webinar: Twitter Techniques
Date: New Date! Monday, July 27, 2009
Time:  11:00 AM – 11:50 PM PDT
DVD: Twitter Techniques

Twitter Techniques webinar

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Join us for a Webinar on June 10 on

Twitter Techniques for Sourcing, Recruiting and Searching for Sales Leads.

Participants are expected to have some experience with Twitter and some understanding of Boolean searches. The focus is on practical methods to find and recruit candidates and productivity.          
Here’s the webinar outline.            
* Differences between Twitter and other Social Networks        
* Ways to connect with potential candidates            
* Searching for candidates on Twitter          
* Searching for candidates elsewhere and locating them on Twitter              
  * “Secret trick”             
  * X-raying Twitter.com               
* Creating ID lists based on keyword search            
* Following multiple people            
* Using multiple accounts              
* Filtering tweets for interesting info        
Participants will be able to ask questions either at the end, or by email after the webinar.           
Length: 50 min. Price: $49             
Title:  Sourcing and Recruiting Techniques for Twitter
Date:    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Time:  10:00 AM – 10:50 AM PDT      
Space is limited.              
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:              

Training DVDs with recodings of the Twitter webinar and the Boolean Strings webinars are available here.