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Sourcing News and Knowledge – Beyond the Obvious


Technology & Resources

Not the same ‘ol XING


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Sourcers need to fish in more than one pond. Most have mastered LinkedIn and have tinkered with other social networks, but even the best of us become complacent. Recently, I have been sourcing in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) so I decided to take another dive into XING.

Since 2003, XING has grown to an estimated 14 million professionals (primarily located in Europe) supporting 16 languages. I make the distinction saying Professionals, because unlike LinkedIn you will not find many work-from-home, MLM, or wannabe authors here. Plus they all have last names!

Technology & Resources

Free Tool Friday: Easily Identify Facebook Email Addresses With Lippl


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Note: 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.

As you know if you read my last post about Lippl, it allows you to easily see the full LinkedIn profiles of third degree and lower connections. Lippl’s most recent update adds a great new Facebook feature. 

Industry News

Recruiter Demand Rises While HR Demand Drops


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Demand for recruiters is rising as employers emboldened by improving economic signals in the U.S. and globally add new jobs, only to find it ever more difficult to hire the workers they want.

Growth-in-recruiter-jobs-on-indeedWanted Analytics says the number of online job listings for recruiters rose 4.5 percent in August from the same 30-day period a year before. In the HR category, recruiter jobs are now second only to the listings for HR managers, says Wanted. The research firm analyzes online listings from corporate sites, job boards, and elsewhere to create reports on the types of jobs being advertised and other information and business intelligence.

Technology & Resources

Build and Save Boolean Strings with Source Dash by @SocialTalent


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Social Talent has announced a new sourcing tool, Sourcing Dash, that will serve as a sourcing dashboard for sourcers and recruiters. Last week, during the Fall ERE Conference in Chicago, I was able to take the tool for a quick test drive and I was impressed.

For more details, watch this quick interview with Social Talent founder, Johnny Campbell.

Industry News

A Few Things Overheard at the ERE Fall Conference in Chicago


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A few things heard and overheard in the hallways, walkways, and byways of the fall ERE conference in Chicago, or floating around the Internet and social media last week:

Technology & Resources

Free Tool Friday: Save Time With the ‘Save as PDF’ Addon


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

Everyone has been there. You’re looking at a web page and liking what you see and wanting to keep it. Usually you have to go through the process of using the “save page as” command. With the addon Save as PDF, that process became simple, easy, and quick. It sits right at the top of your Chrome browser in your ribbon (see the image below). 

Tips & Tricks

A Trick to Find the Email Address of a LinkedIn User


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An article published on Krebsonsecurity.com just exposed a neat little trick using LinkedIn to find the email addresses that that person registered when they signed up for the service. The feature in question is the ability to sync (or upload) a list of your contacts to see who else is in LinkedIn.

As the article states, just about every social media website has some version of this feature, so that you can connect with others using the same site.  Here is the response LinkedIn had to the author of the article and what they are planning to mitigate the “exposed” email addresses. 

Technology & Resources

Free Tool Friday (night): Email Extractor


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

Email Extractor is one of my favorite addons because it simply tells me if the page I am on has any email addresses on it and then find them for me. Below is an example.

Tips & Tricks

You Can’t Be an Effective Sourcer if You Don’t Do THIS First


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You can be the best Boolean string-builder, Google X-Rayer, or use all of the latest social-aggregating, open-web, supercharged sourcing tools out there, but if you don’t first have a thorough, deep-dive intake meeting with your hiring manager to find out EXACTLY what your hiring team wants (and NEEDS… which are often two different things), then you’re digging in the wrong place! (Cue the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme song.) Seriously, though… How can you be your hiring team’s eyes and ears out on the web if you don’t know PRECISELY what you’re looking for? 

Webinars

SourceCon Webinar: Forward-Looking And Predictive Metrics For Recruiting


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The most effective way to identify trends and predict upcoming recruiting issues is through the use of metrics and analytics. In the fast-changing world of corporate recruiting, it’s important to be aware of and prepared for the problems and opportunities that you will soon face. In short, because it’s better to be prepared than surprised, both recruiting and hiring managers must find a way to be proactive in planning for these upcoming events, rather than reactive. This advanced webinar will be led by long time ERE.net author and global metrics expert Dr. John Sullivan. He will guide you through the goals, the action steps, and the best emerging corporate practices in predictive recruiting metrics.