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Ten Habits of Best Sourcers

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Ten Habits of Best Sourcers

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Non-Human LinkedIn Profiles
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17 Google Custom Search Engines for Sourcing


  1. Google No-Captchas(a.k.a. Search Like a Human)

    Public link: Search Like a Human– just search for anything without being tested for not being a bot
  2. Email Formats – use to discover email patterns for any corporation…

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 8:43am

How to Do Executive Job Title Research

Often, especially when sourcing for executives, we need to answer questions like these):

What are possible job titles at a particular level of seniority, in a given industry (or at a company), with given functions?

Equipped with this intelligence, we can start constructing filtered people searches. Without this research upfront, we would be encountering both false positives and false negatives when searching.

While doing open-ended searches (on…


Posted on August 30, 2019 at 8:41am

LinkedIn Keywords Boolean Search Is Compromised

Some of us, when starting a new search, go to LinkedIn, type a few terms - including, perhaps, a title and some skills - into the Keywords field in people search and try to assess the volume of potential candidates. However, if you do so, your answers may be flawed.

The LinkedIn Boolean Search Help…


Posted on March 25, 2019 at 12:29pm

LinkedIn Search Operators

LinkedIn has documented the operators firstname:, lastname:, title:, company:, and school:. They are redundant because we can search using the relevant textboxes. But it turns out there are many more search operators that work on LinkedIn.

Below is a list of LinkedIn search operators that work with any basic or…


Posted on December 11, 2018 at 12:00pm

Find Phone Numbers by Googling for ☎, ☏, or ✆

Did you know that Google can search for symbols - including these: ☎, ☏, and ? We can use this capability to look for publicly posted phone numbers. Use an area code to find phone numbers in a target location.

Here is an example:…


Posted on October 15, 2018 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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At 4:37pm on September 7, 2010, Kevin Vaughn said…
Hi, my name is Kevin and I am the operations manager for a healthcare recruiting firm in Los Angeles, CA. I’m reaching out to you because you indicated on your profile that you were in healthcare staffing and possibly open to doing some splits. We have a lot of open job orders and offer a 50/50 fee split. Would you be open to discussing ways we could collaborate from time to time?
At 12:44pm on May 21, 2010, Jay Perreault {DCTechRecruiter} said…

Thanks for Joining the DCTech group. Please feel free to post your current openings. Also let me know if you are having challenges identifying talent. I will check around for referrals for you if you ask.


At 4:52pm on March 27, 2009, Sophia Simon said…

The tips you mentioned in your comment are very useful. Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge.


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