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Your most valuable asset…your data!

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Disclaimer: My intention with this article is to raise the awareness of a few things that are happening and/or could happen to you when you are installing any Chrome extension that you find. I am not saying that Chrome extensions that we recruiters are using are all bad, most of them are awesome, but it’s better to be cautious.  Almost every person, recruiter or sourcer has some Chrome extensions installed in their browser and I am no exception. These extensions help us find contact details for our potential candidates, save us time when we are creating messages for them, and most of […]

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11 reasons why people create fake LinkedIn profiles

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LinkedIn published an update during August 2019, describing how it is successfully fighting against fake profiles on the network. Between January and June 2019, it took action against 21.6 million fake LinkedIn profiles, preventing 19.5 million fake accounts from being created at registration and restricting two million fake accounts before members reported them and 67,000 following member reports ( Even though the numbers of stopped fake profiles is impressive, imagine how many fake profiles LinkedIn didn’t block and how many are still there—and how many fake profiles scammers will try to create in the future. For some groups and companies, the […]

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How to Find Out Someone’s Name From a Picture

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There are many reasons why you may need to find out who is in a photo and run a reverse image search. Sometimes, you need to check if the person who just sent you a friend request on Facebook or LinkedIn is the real person or if that person is using a fake profile photo. Alternatively, maybe you are trying to check out the person who invited you on a date and want to be sure that it’s not some crazy person. In sourcing, a reverse image search can be quite handy when you are trying to find more information about someone. […]

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Busy Managers Might Not Be The Best Leaders

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“I’m busy.” That is the sentence that you don’t want to hear from your manager, especially when you are facing a problem. But there is a common notion that “I’m busy” is a sign of how much work you have and that you must be an important person when you are busy. If we aren’t busy, then we aren’t important, right? If you think that leaders should be busy due to the large set of responsibilities that fall into their hands, then you should really think twice. Usually, bad leaders are the busy-type of people, and there are plenty of arguments […]

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How to Be a (Fake) Thought Leader

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Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. 🙂 TL, DR: Think! Don’t believe everything you read and don’t try to be like Mr. Gelo and others like him. We are living in the influence of the thought leaders that we trust more than media because they are full of fake news and we adore “celebrities” like Kim Kardashian. Visibility on social media has become more important than the knowledge and skills people have. Visibility has given us all access to better job […]

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How to Find Candidates on

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Wikipedia describes Medium as an online publishing platform developed by Evan Williams launched in August 2012. The platform is an example of social journalism, having a hybrid collection of amateur and professional people and publications, or exclusive blogs or publishers on Medium, and is regularly regarded as a blog host. is one of my favorite sources of the best articles I have found on the internet. I already shared in my book that I read articles on Medium daily and nothing has changed after a year. It’s still one of my best sources of inspiration. Sourcing I was thinking of […]

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Making excuses is easy, making improvements isn’t

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We all are looking for excuses, some of us just from time to time, and some of us more often than others. Recruitment is full of excuses even if we are not ready to admit it publicly. Many recruiters in the industry today get a bad rap. And most of the time these issues, which give them a bad name, are self-inflicted. Instead of finding improvements to overcome these problems, they bring up excuses—as an easier escape route. But you might be thinking, So what? Everybody gives excuses. That doesn’t make the next guy better than me. I am doing the […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Share Your Content

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SourceCon Budapest 2018 was a first SourceCon conference in Europe and one amazing event. This conference is built by amazing people who like to share, and because I also like to share, choosing the topic for my speech was a no-brainer. My presentation had a name: “Share Your Knowledge to Gain Knowledge.” I strongly believe that sharing is still the best way of learning and remembering things and that sharing is a critically fundamental human trait. We have been sharing for longer than we can remember, and this is also the way we have obtained most of our knowledge and skills in […]

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Here’s a Quick Way to Source Candidates on Airbnb

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Wikipedia describes Airbnb as a company that operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging, including holiday cottages, apartments, home-stays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms, to participate in or facilitate experiences related to tourism, such as walking tours and making reservations at restaurants. In short, you can let complete strangers into your home and get money from it or be that stranger. 🙂 Is There a Way to Source a Candidate on Airbnb? I shared in my book one easy string to target data on Airbnb. All users were under the/users folder, so the string was […]

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How to Influence People Through Different Content Formats

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You might have already learned about how typography influences readers and how the text, format, and font could help you to improve candidates’ responses or affect people to take some action. But did you know that the human brain reacts according to the type of content format it has to process? Most certainly, you want to give your potential candidates, and clients details about your brand appealing and attractively, and you also want to create effective marketing campaigns. In this case, it is worth knowing how the brain responds to the various types of content available out there. But it’s important first to […]

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