Upcoming Training Schedule

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  “I have taken part in a number of Irina’s webinar events. They have been absolutely outstanding – amongst the best training sessions that I have ever completed. She must be one of the leading professionals in her field in the world. Her ideas are extremely innovative and sometimes unique. She follows the training sessions with excellent after training support, and seems to have a real interest in your development and your success in applying her techniques. I can highly recommend her work.” Rob, May 2009.
Sourcing and Recruiting Techniques for Twitter
(Twitter is a fantastic tool if you know how to use it!)
Cost: $49
Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM PDT

Boolean Strings for Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Twitter
(sponsored by NPA Worldwide). Cost: $99
Thursday, May 28, 2009, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Friday, May 29, 2009, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Boolean Strings for the Web – Level I (Beginner-Intermediate).
Price: $49 (or $79 for both Boolean I and II)
Monday, June 1, 2009, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM PDT

Boolean Strings for the Web – Level II (Intermediate)
Price: $49 (or $79 for both Boolean I and II)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009, 12:00 PM – 12:50 AM PDT

Boolean DVD for sale, with recordings of two lectures, cheatsheets and articles is available at http://braingainrecruiting.com/webinarsDVDs.htm

Twitter Techniques DVD for sale, with a recording of the Twitter Webinar and the slides is available at http://braingainrecruiting.com/webinarsDVDs.htm

The following webinars are available on request, if there are 10 or more participants:
* Company and People Research on the Web
* LinkedIn Sourcing with a Free Account
* Advanced Secret Sourcing Techniques (1 hour)
Irina is available for custom training for companies. She can come to your site if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, or do a custom webinar.
Call 510-233-9493 (Pacific time) or email [email protected] for details.

Webinars, DVDs, and the ERE Expo Fall workshop

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What participants are saying:
“I just attended Irina Shamaeva’s @braingain webinar “Twitter for Recruting”.  Unbelievable, she is brilliant.” Jon
I’m using your search techniques (beginner and advanced) and it’s opening up a whole new world of recruiting” Toby
Here’s an updated webinar schedule:
Secret Advanced Web Sourcing Productivity Techniques $99 
Wed, May 6, 2009 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PDT

Researching People and Companies on the Internet $49

Boolean Strings for the Web – Level I (Beginner-Intermediate) $49 (or $79 for the 2 Boolean)
Wed, May 6, 2009 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM PDT

Sourcing and Recruiting Techniques for Twitter $49
Thu, May 7, 2009 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM PDT

Boolean Strings for the Web – Level II (Intermediate) $49
Fri, May 8, 2009 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM PDT

We are offering a Boolean DVD with recordings of Both Boolean I and II webinars, the slides and other materials here:

I will be teaching a workshop at the ERE Fall Expo. http://www.ere.net/events/2009/fall/ataglance.asp

Also, please take a look at my article Will Resumes Become Obsolete? if you haven’t.

Upcoming Webinars – Company Research, Twitter, Boolean I and II, Advanced

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Here is an updated list of upcoming webinars. http://booleanstrings.com/webinars/

Watch for a valuable software add-on to be announced shortly.

We are also preparing our first DVD with the Boolean Beginner-Intermediate webinars. Please email me if you are interested.

Would hiring managers and HR want to see a list of candidate’s online profiles along with the resume?

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Read more here: http://booleanstrings.com/best-practices/

and take a look at the discussion here:


Webinars – April 2009

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Click on the titles below to register or read about the webinars HERE, under the tab “Webinars”.

All webinar participants will get:
1) a copy of the presentation;
2) a one-page cheatsheet of the presentation;
3) unlimited Q&A over email for one month after the presentation .

Boolean Strings for the Web – Level I (Beginner-Intermediate)  4/8 (Wed) 8am PDT

Boolean Strings for the Web – Level II (Intermediate) 4/10 (Fri) 8am PDT

Feedback from participants:  “Dear Irina,  Thank you for providing the Webinar and all you are doing to educate and help your fellow recruiters.  I felt I got a lot from the Webinar, you cut through all the material, all of us or at least me, have been trying to keep up with, reading and bookmarking etc. and provided a single focus point. Namely a great starting place to build our knowledge and understanding. It was what I needed, someone knowledgeable in the field (you) to say, start here and practice and practice and grow from there. I am grateful.” Paul
“On a scale of 10 I would rate your webinars a 9 for an abundance of information that I would never known existed but for you.” Toby
“I just knew you would be a thoughtful and considerate presenter as you laid out the presentation just right, without rushing anything and reiterating the most important things to remember.” Rosemary
“The webinar really cleared up some things for me, and enhanced my understanding.” Rob
“This is great stuff and exactly what I was looking for!” Brian

Webinars – March 2009

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The webinar schedule has been finalized! Click on the titles below to register or read about the webinars HERE, under the tab “Webinars”.

All webinar participants will get:
1) a copy of the presentation;
2) a one-page cheatsheet of the presentation;
3) unlimited Q&A over email for one month after the presentation .

Boolean Strings for the Web – Level I (Beginner-Intermediate) 3/19 1pm PST

Boolean Strings for the Web – Level II (Intermediate) 3/20 noon PST

 Secret Advanced Web Sourcing Techniques – Level III 3/24 noon PST

LinkedIn Sourcing with a Free Account (All Levels) 3/26, 1pm PST

I always find Irinas post, class-rooms, blogs and webinars very informative. Rich in content and generally focused on pushing the envelop in sourcing techniques“, David Sadler, on Talentbar

Thanks for visiting!

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Please join the fast growing

Boolean Strings Network”, a Web Sourcing community.

I will be holding Internet Sourcing webinars starting in March 2009. The webinar schedule will be finalized in the next few days. If you would like to be notified about them, please email me at [email protected]

Please read my recent posts:
Setting a Website for Your Business: Key Points (how to choose a web designer and do you need SEO?) (this is my post for the Talentbuzz blog contest.)

Post on ERE:
“Googlean” for Sourcing and Internet Research

I am also available for private consultations.

The link Boolean Study Group has been archived and I will repost when I lead a new group.

My blog contest entry on TalentBar

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Please Digg my post How do you identify great talent? (Boolean strings samples) and help me win the TalentBar contest. It’s over on Monday 2/23/09.
2/23: Thanks to All for your support! I am the winner! 🙂

Some new links here

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Here are some new posts:

Read my Bio at Dave Mendoza’s site (thanks, Dave!)
If you are interested in the Month long Boolean Workshop, you can sign up till next Monday 2/16/2009; please email me if you are interested.

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 sign up, please prepare your questions on web sourcing and Boolean search. The questions can be on general web sourcing-related subjects, or you could prepare requests for help with a particular search you are doing for work. It would be to our advantage if you prepare all the relevant details; if you will be asking advice on how to search it would help if you include searches you tried.
2. On Saturday 2/7 you can post your question(s) at any time between 9 am and 5 pm PST. The forum where the questions can be posted will be by invitation only. (No postings after 5 pm on 2/7 will be accepted.) I will be responding to questions during the day on Saturday. I will respond to the unanswered questions in the next few days, if I don’t have enough time on Saturday.
(You do not need to be at the event all day. All you need is to post your questions at some point on Saturday. You can review the answers later.)
3. All participants will keep access to all the materials for this workshop – as well as to a collection of articles on Boolean search on Google and all the materials of the month-long workshops. The articles and discussions are searchable.
4. If there’s interest, participants will be able to “upgrade” their one-day class participation to the month-long workshop that starts on February 9th.
The introductory price for this one-day event is $20. You can sign up HERE.