Hello fellow recruiters. I'm new to the community. My firm uses linkedin heavily and we do bullion searches on it, but I was wondering...how would you go about finding unemployed individuals with a certain skill set.
That is an awesome question. I've had success in doing the Boolean search and then contacting everyone I can in that specific skill set. Sometimes it's just a numbers game... the more people you contact - the more chances you have of a few people getting back to you. I've noticed that a lot of people don't change the dates their jobs when they are unemployed (at least not right away). Good luck!
Try adding "seeking" or "available" to your search. You'll find a few that use that indicator. (You'll also have to sort through quite a few recruiters "seeking top talent" or that have "awesome opportunities available" and such, but you'll get there...)
Search for "looking for a new opportunity" or variations of that (searching/seeking | position/challenge etc.) - they often put it into the professional headline. Of course, you also need to filter for position/industry.
Try going to recruitingbar.com it is our free boolean search toolbar created by sourcer Ryan Leary. It has the searches built in.
Nick - Welcome aboard. There are a few key ways to achieve this. It depends on the version of LinkedIn you are using as well. Assuming you are using the basic account, you can do the following:
1. Try search only for contacts listed as open to career opportunities.
2. Remember that LinkedIn has no limit on the # of terms searched: Add this phrase into your search: ("looking for" OR "currently looking" OR "new career" OR "new job")
If you are on the CAP or RPS service you can use various filters to help narrow the list.
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