9 ready-to-use sourcing hacks for IT recruiters

1 GITHUB EMAIL SOURCING #1
Find any GitHub commit of the developer you are interested in. Click the commit name to open the commit page. Add .PATCH to the end of the page address in the address bar. Search (Ctrl+F) “@”. Get the developer’s email.
 
2 FACEBOOK SOURCING SWISS KNIFE
Go to https://inteltechniques.com/osint/facebook.html . You will find yourself on the page of Custom Facebook Tools of IntelTechniques. Paste Facebook user name (from the address bar on the Facebook profile page) into the FB User Name field, get the user number and populate all the fields with this number. You will get all the information that can ever be found on Facebook in one click.
 
3 EXPORT ALL STACK OVERFLOW PROFILES BY COUNTRY
Go to https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/53058/top-users-... . You will find yourself on the “Top Users by Country” query page at StackExchange Data Explorer. Enter the country in the “CountryName” search field at the bottom of the page. Click “Run Query”. You will get the clickable list of Stack Overflow users ranked by reputation from the country you are interested in. You can also download the list as a CSV file.
 
4 EXPORT ALL STACK OVERFLOW PROFILES BY LOCATION AND SKILL
Go to https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/715250/find-stac... . You will find yourself on the “Find Stack Overflow Users in Your City (with user-links) With Their Score For One Particular Tag” query page at StackExchange Data Explorer. Enter the skill in the “TagName” search field and the city you are interested in in the “LocationName” search field at the bottom of the page. Click “Run Query”. You will get the clickable list of Stack Overflow users ranked by the tag score from the city you are interested in. You will also see the reputation and the ranking position of the users. The list can be downloaded as a CSV file.
 
5 PLUGIN TO SEARCH CANDIDATES' SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES
Install free https://extension.amazinghiring.com/. It helps to see the candidate’s social footprint and professional background. The plugin activates automatically when you browse candidates’ profile pages on social networks (Facebook, Twitter and etc.) and developers’ resources like Github. Plugin shows you other accounts of the candidate and when you click on the icons you go straight to the needed page. You can also see the information about candidate’s achievements on the developers’ resources.
 
6 PERSONAL WEBSITES SEARCH
Use this X-Ray string to find CVs posted on the personal websites by position and location: site:.me (intitle:CV OR intitle:resume OR inurl:CV OR inurl:resume) (“SOFTWARE ENGINEER” OR DEVELOPER) “BAY AREA”.
 
7 ANDROID DEVELOPERS’ LINKEDIN PROFILES
#X-Ray #Linkedin Use this X-ray string to find Linkedin profiles of Android developers by location and position: site:linkedin.com https://play.google.com/store/apps/details -dir -jobs WARSAW DEVELOPER
 
8 GITHUB X-RAY
Use this X-Ray string to find developers’ profiles on GitHub by location and skill: site:github.com “contributions in the last year” SWEDEN RUBY
 
9 LINKEDIN PROFILES WITH EMAIL
Use this X-Ray String to find Linkedin profiles with publicly available emails by location and skill: site:linkedin.com/in (“gmail.com” OR “yahoo.com” OR “hotmail.com” OR “icloud.com”) UK “OBJECTIVE-C”
 

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