As some sourcing tools are going away, I am becoming more interested (almost addicted!) to creating and using Custom Search Engines for sourcing. Recruiters have not yet utilized this resource to its full strength - especially, semantic search features,…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 17, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Are we experiencing a general tools decline? What are the most innovative tool concepts since people aggregators made their appearance a few years ago?
Here are some tools that have reduced functionality or are gone altogether:
Added by Irina Shamaeva on December 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Recruiters like very long Boolean search strings. Why? It seems that the more synonyms and keyword variations you include, in long OR statements, the better control you get over the results and the more relevant results you will find. It's common to run searches on Google that …Continue
LinkedIn is in the middle of switching all groups to either …Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Are you a Recruiter looking for talent online? It didn’t use to be some years ago, but now searching for online resumes on Google is a bit of a pain. We need to use advanced operators (intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) and add keywords. Then, we need to exclude job posts (-job -jobs -careers …). Need to exclude resume…Continue
While Slideshare is now part of LinkedIn, there's not a whole lot we can do regarding searching for the Slideshare documents attached to LinkedIn profiles, because "Only your 1st-degree connections on LinkedIn can see your SlideShare presentations."
On the other hand, most Slideshare documents are public, so you can…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 13, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This is a refresher on searching for LinkedIn profiles via Google (“X-Raying” LinkedIn) and links to a Custom Search Engine for those who don't want to write complex Boolean Strings.
LinkedIn has many public pages that Google indexes: profiles, company pages, job posts, and more.
Public member profiles have URLs that include either "/in" or "/pub" after…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 8, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
In this post I am sharing an observation about some newer public LinkedIn pages. It's quite…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 29, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
There are still many resumes on the Internet. Google is still by far the best search engine. However, Googling the world wide web for online resumes has stopped being productive for the majority of locations and industries, with few exceptions.
I'll share some thoughts, as to why Googling for Resumes is Obsolete, shortly. Let us first look at a typical Google "Boolean String" in the style still taught in some Sourcing classes or auto-created by a "Boolean…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 9, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
In the previous post Why You Lose Potential Candidates with LinkedIn Job Posts, I talked about the (wrong) estimated salary ranges shown on LinkedIn Job posts and - unfortunately! - used in the …Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on May 22, 2015 at 11:55am — No Comments
This post on LinkedIn got featured in the "Recruiting & Hiring" channel! (maybe they don't read posts before featuring?)
While professionals may consider changing jobs for many reasons other than money, the salary is one of the most important factors. If you …Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on May 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Here are the five major elements, that have just changed in Google's Boolean search syntax. If you are reading this blog, you will be one of the first people to know.
1. Synonyms in searching. Much to our delight, Google has restored the…Continue
I love LinkedIn and use it every day. LinkedIn has changed our profession, revolutionized sourcing and recruiting, and continues to be the #1 go-to site for the majority of recruiters, with no competition in sight. I am glad to share creative LinkedIn Sourcing techniques with my colleagues in blog posts, discussions, webinars, and as part of the Sourcing Certification Program..
Lately, I've been running into some LinkedIn functionality that seems temporarily broken.…Continue
I'd like to share a tip on how to search LinkedIn for the members outside of a certain geographical area.
There are at least two good reasons to search outside of an area:
1. If you search by keywords, with no location specified, you are likely to see the top results from your own area - LinkedIn thinks that finding people who live nearby is a high priority.
To illustrate, here's an example search from an account, whose owner resides in the San…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 27, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments
It looks like ZipRecruiter, that has been offering job posts and social shares of jobs, is rapidly working on adding resume database access, currently in Beta. Applicants for past jobs can opt-in for their resumes to be found and viewed by all employers who use the system. (This gives ZipRecruiter instant volume of candidates already in the database.) New applicants can opt-in when uploading a resume.
Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 25, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments
If you have hit the new Commercial Use Limit on Search on LinkedIn, your search results screen will look like this - the first few results are shown and the rest are blurred:
Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Finding someone's email address, starting from a social profile (such as a LinkedIn profile), and finding social profiles, starting from an email address, are two kinds of top-requested productivity tools for Sourcers, Recruiters, Sales Professionals, and Social Media Marketers these days, for many good reasons, such as the new rigid limitations for both searching for professionals…Continue
Due to the just-introduced Commercial Use Limit on Search, many LinkedIn members are hitting the search quota for the month in the first day or two of January 2015 - and have to wait another month to search again.…Continue