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How to Find the Person Behind an Email Address

When you are searching for candidates via search engines, sometimes you will find lists of attendees that are not connected with the names. You know that it was some meetup or event for salespeople (for example) and you need to connect the email with the name and the name with the LinkedIn profile. Few years it was much easier to do that, you just ran those emails via Facebook or Google+, and there was a high chance that you would get a match. However, after the GDRP many ways to find via email address were blocked, but there are still […]

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The Best Chrome Extensions for Email Outreach

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Disclaimer: At the moment, using a scraping tool or an extension on LinkedIn is not permitted, and it is a risk for your account: LinkedIn monitors some extensions and blocks access to their services. If you are planning to test these plugins, check LinkedIn’s Terms of Use to be sure the plugin does not break them and also check that the plugin is not banned. This is your responsibility. Using a forbidden plugin could land you in LinkedIn jail. If you would like to see a list of extensions that LinkedIn monitors, you can use this Chrome extension called Nefarious LinkedIn. Note: Information mentioned in this […]

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How to Source Candidates on WordPress

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Did you know that 30% of the top 10 million websites are powered by WordPress? This information comes from recent data collected by W3Techs. WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. Because WordPress is free and easy to use, a lot of people are using it. Considering that the total number of active websites is estimated at over 172 million— according to a survey published by Netcraft—that means that around 75,000,000 websites are using WordPress right now. Also, around half of those sites (37,500,000) are hosted on the WordPress.com shared hosting installation. This means that around 20% of all […]

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Don’t Get Trapped In The Filter Bubble

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If I was to ask you which search engine you use every day or which search engine you use when you are sourcing, I am quite confident that your answer would be Google. Am I right? Google is a great search engine, but, as I mentioned in my book, in the chapter titled “Google: Candidates and Different Locations,” when you search on Google, the results are different based on your current location. For example, if you would like to see the same results as a person in London but you are located in Berlin, you will need to be physically […]

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How to Use Flicker to Source Candidates

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Wikipedia describes Flickr (pronounced “flicker”) as an image hosting service and video hosting service. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004. It has changed ownership several times and has been owned by SmugMug since April 2018. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs and an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media. And it’s also an interesting source of candidates that are not widely used by sourcers. And because you are reading this article, you are among […]

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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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Don’t violate someone’s privacy when looking for talent

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DISCLAIMER: All information in this article serves as examples only; the author of this article wishes to point out topics connected with data privacy and moral dilemma that most sourcers face every day. The opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent those of my employer. If you use any of this information obtained through these strings, YOU are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. The information provided is not any form of advice! Decisions based on this information are made on your own account and at your own risk. It is not a secret that talent is […]

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Top 7 Characteristics of Great Talent Sourcers

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I was asked by AmazingHiring team during my interview “What makes a person a good recruiter?” My answer was: Curiosity and passion. And I strongly believe that, but what are the top characteristics of great talent sourcer? The job of a talent sourcer in any organization is important, as everyone knows that “the people make the workplace.” Therefore the quality of talent an organization receives determines how far the organization will go on the path to success. And this is exactly what makes the job of a talent sourcer important as the burden of searching for quality candidates who are fit for […]

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Sourcing Buddy, Your Best Friend

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You can master sourcing, recruitment marketing, recruitment processing, or candidate tracking. However, even if you know all of that, there are many other things that you may have missed. It is almost impossible for one person to track every single innovation or new sourcing trick that somebody has discovered. You can try to do that, but you will soon be overwhelmed by all the information out there. Typically we all learn new skills and knowledge through a multitude of ways. The one way is to learn it from books and test all the knowledge on your own. Another way is […]

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“The Secret” That You Need To Know About Google Search Engine!

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Disclaimer: The information provided throughout this article is intended for educational and informational purposes only. None of the authors, or owners where this article was published, can be responsible for your use of the information in or linked from, this article. Your use, or non-use, of this information, is at your own risk, and you absolve me of any liability or loss that you, your business, your dependents, or any other person connected to you may incur from the use, or non-use, of the information, provided. Before you try to replicate the test or any information mentioned in this article, you […]

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