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Free Tool Fridays: Use GetThemAll to Download Google Search Results

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This is a part of the Free Tool Friday series with Dean DaCosta. In this series, Dean provides a short description of one of his favorite browser addons, apps, or extensions.

Get them all is a great addon that will allow you to download all the results from a Google search.

Below is a screenshot from a google search using a Boolean search string.



If you want to download all of the results to review them later, all you need to do is press the Getthemall addon button and you get this:


Notice when I check the DOC button it highlights all of the DOC’s and if I push the download button it will download them all to a folder for me to review later.

As with any tool, it doesn’t work on all sites, but does work on free google searches. In the coming weeks I will talk about other tools similar to this that work on other sites. The difference between this tool and Download Manager is this tool works on a more of a variety of files, and separates the type of download via pages. Just like no single search engine covers the entire internet, no downloader will work on every site. However, if you have Getthemall, Download Manager, and the one I will talk about next week, you will cover most sites.



Technology & Resources

How to create a simple but robust Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) – Part 1 by @SteveRath

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googlecustomGoogle Custom Search (CSE) has been around since 2006 in various forms over the years but today exists in two versions – free and paid.  While the free version has some constraints built into it, it is – well – free… and we like free.

I’ll share with you several cool sites to include in your “engine” (yes, let’s go for the 12 cylinder engine here, not a wimpy 4 cylinder) as well as a way to get around the results limiter Google has imposed on the free version.  You see CSE only returns 100 results, but I’ll show you a way to get around that.  CSE also displays ads (paid version does not) but once again the tool is free.  

Industry News

Get Ready to Rock the Boat with Me by @TheRobMcIntosh



Rob and SourceCon Editor, Jeremy Roberts, at SourceCon Atlanta 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rob McIntosh, and I am the new Chief Analyst with ERE Media (which includes ERE, SourceCon, TLNT, and The Fordyce Letter).  I have been a sourcing and recruiting leader for more than 18 years (covering 30+ countries), most recently as head of Talent Acquisition with McKesson. Some of you might be scratching your heads wondering . . . why would a guy trade corporate life with the likes of McKesson, Avanade, Deloitte, and Microsoft to join ERE Media as its Chief

SourceCon Podcast

Podcast: SourceCon Meet the Speaker Series Featuring Jim Durbin the @SMHeadHunter

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#SourceCon Meet the Speaker Series

#SourceCon Meet the Speaker Series

The spring SourceCon conference is less than two months away! Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing you to some of our speakers in a new podcast series. The great thing about podcasts is that you can listen on your commute or download them to your phone so you can listen as you travel to the event. Please be sure to subscribe!

Our first guest is Jim Durbin, known online as The Social Media Headhunter.

Tactical Sourcing, Tips & Tricks

Free Tool Friday: Use Download Manager to Save Google Search Results by @deandacosta

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This is a part of the Free Tool Friday series with Dean DaCosta. In this series, Dean provides a short description of one of his favorite browser addons, apps, or extensions.

Download Manager is a great addon that will allow you to download all the results from a google search.

Below is where I did a free google search using a Boolean string…


How to Create a Scorecard for Sourcing by @TravisWindling

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Golf scorecard

Golf scorecardI recently posted on LinkedIn about creating a scorecard to measure and track sourcers. I had a huge number of people reach out to me about my specific scorecard and basic metrics. I want to make sure that my response to those questions is accessible to the entire community. The scorecard is basic but you really don’t need much more to effectively measure and coach a sourcing team.

Tactical Sourcing

Sourcing for Batman on a Budget by @Mike1178



batman2Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try to recruit Batman? I’ve always wondered if I could find out how to recruit him if I was working for Wayne Enterprises Advanced Research Division. You know, the place that has all the fancy new, top secret, exciting tools and toys? With all of those fancy toys, I’m sure I could track down and recruit Batman. Or at least invite him to have a conversation about a career opportunity!

Technology & Resources

Back to the Basics: Slicing and Dicing Indeed’s Resume Search by @MatthewJLeBlanc

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In the sourcing world, it seems like there are as many search options as there are stars in the sky. If we are being honest, we all know that delivering an A+ level candidate from a tool no one else knows about is completely gratifying. However, sometimes you need to go the same pool that everyone else does to be effective and provide value to your organization.

When it comes to mainstream search tools, Indeed’s Resume Search is hard to beat. Its free to search, fast and easy to use, supports Boolean, and is very flexible. While most of us in recruiting and sourcing are already using it, many don’t know the simple hacks that shave time off of finding the right results. 


Level-Up Your Sourcing At SourceCon by @nathansources

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When I first heard about SourceCon, I was living in Hawaii and managing the recruiting efforts of 12 hotel locations on four islands for a Fortune 500 hospitality company. I wanted to go – I really wanted to go – but it wasn’t going to happen. The distance and my schedule just wouldn’t allow it. One of the sacrifices for living in paradise, I suppose. Then, over the next couple of years, I was running my own company. When you‘re the boss, it’s not easy to get away. I had placements to make and there was money to be made.

However I couldn’t shake it: SourceCon sounded too good to be true. So many interesting people were there. Presenters who wrote the blogs that I had been reading for years. Real sourcers who were talking about cutting edge tools & techniques they actually used.

Technology & Resources

The Search Engine Cold War by @arron_daniels

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There is a search engine turf war going on in Russia, and it isn’t looking pretty for Google. Recent legislation from the Russian government has forced Google to shut down it’s engineering operations leaving Yandex to remain the dominant force. So what does this mean to sourcers and recruiters? Options for different search results.

If you haven’t heard of Yandex, they are 4th largest search engine in the world headquartered in Russia with some unique search capabilities. (Big Shout out to @Jim Stroud who introduced me to Yandex a couple years back)