Google or Yahoo to “Stumble” upon our site when they input a search word such as a company name that we’ve done business with, or project name that we have worked on, or anything associated with one of our press releases about a project etc.

US Patent Search: provides name and location of person that worked on the patent and often their company. Sites allow for keyword searches in most cases and will provide the patent owner / submitters name, company and location. Example: Search for patents on Subsea Manifolds or Subsea Trees or Jumpers and then make a quick list of contacts to start calling on, if they are not interested then they will usually give you someone’s name that they know.

Authors of articles and whitepapers and speakers at professional association meeting and seminars – these people are often sought after for their industry expertise

Professional organization directories and members list – these can often be found on-line or at association events. Further – some company and organizational sites can have pages that may not be directly linked but can be found by viewing their source code and running keyword searches on the source text and finding links that have been removed but their pages are still there on the web server – this works fairly well with HTML pages but not so well with XML or PHP – searching through source code is not the most fruitful but it has worked.

Attending professional association events and networking prior to, during, and after the event to learn who is who and where they work and what they do and building a contact database from those you will most likely seek in the future and continue to cultivate those relationships.

Internal/External Strategies
• Twitter
• LinkedIn,
• Blog Searches
• Wiki searches – these often lead to many different page sources so you need to pinpoint your searches and not spend more than a minute or so per page.
• Ning
• Open Source Recruiter Boards
• MSN Live, and Google Groups on which I find named candidates.
• G-Recruiter techniques - Amitai Givertz (some snippets of his instruction may be found in YouTube clips).
• Google, facebook, twitter, Lead 411, Spoke, Naymz, Indeed, flikr, Simply hired, YouTube, Slideshare,

• Alumni Networks (Texas Ex’s/I.I.T/others, Publications/Patents) and linkedin/linkedin recruiter. Interacted and networked with passive candidates (“hunting”).
• Internal Promotions/Transfers
• ATS – Applicant Tracking Systems
• Employee referrals $
• Pipelined candidates
• Diversity recruiting
• Job board resume mining
• Job board advertising
• Outplaced talent
• “Free/pre-paid” tools –Ladders, alumni job boards, local professional orgs
• Networking, Referrals, Recruiter “cold calling”
• Creative campaigns to ID industry talent $
• Search engine marketing $
• On-line or Print Advertisements $$
• Search firms $$$



Web Crawlers, Spiders on open web pages – people build web sites and like to post their resume on their sites, again you can’t spend very long on any page.

Professional Reference from an In-House Resume Database – Some Applicants will include references on their resume or attach reference letters. These references can often be the person you are looking for at some point. Whenever I see these on a resume and the contacts have potential for the industry I am in, I will quickly put those into my database; name, title, company, and contact numbers as I will probably call some of these later during a search.

College Alumni Directories.

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