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The Holy Grail of Internet Sourcing

I’ll start off by saying I need to see a doctor, it is now 04:00 in the UK and I have been awake since 02:30 thinking about sourcing candidates and what methods and tools yield great results.  I know I am addicted to sourcing!


I first became addicted to internet sourcing probably in 2007 when I first got sucked into the underworld and began to hear about Shally Steckerl, Job Machine and AIRS Training and certificates. 


What I was reading sounded like the…


Posted on March 25, 2011 at 1:55am — 1 Comment

What Does a Google URL mean? Part II


As mentioned in What Does a Google URL mean? Part I, every query we ask Google to run is represented with a URL that points to a results page, these URL’s are not static, but dynamic links which are continually updated and therefore provide real time results. 


To fully maximize the use of our Boolean operators and Google queries we must understand the URL Syntax Google uses. …


Posted on March 17, 2011 at 7:08am

Gatekeepers, Telephones & Targets


I recruit niche, in demand technical skills across the UK and Europe, technical skills that companies are continually looking to hire, as well as wanting to retain.


It is becoming more evident that companies do not want their prize technical assets taken away from them by “head hunters” and are implementing a variety of methods to ensure their technical staffs are not being poached.


Here are some of the ploys companies are using to make sure their…


Posted on March 1, 2011 at 8:37am — 11 Comments

What Does a Google URL mean?

Search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo are used throughout the sourcing community on a daily basis to source talent.  We are so use to plugging our Boolean operators into Google, narrowing down searches and sifting through the results.


But, have you ever looked at the Google URL when conducting a search?  If not you should!


Every query we ask Google to run is represented with a URL that points to a results page, these URL’s are not static, but dynamic…


Posted on February 28, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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