3 Resources to Help You Scrape the Web for Candidate Data

Scraping the web is a favorite pastime of many sourcers. In fact, a recent SourceCon Denver session about web scraping was one of the most popular sessions of the conference. If you’re new to web scraping, here are a few resources from the SourceCon archives to help you get started. 

1) Aaron Lintz shows the SourceCon Live audience how to use Import.io

2) Glenn Gutmacher shows the SourceCon Live audience how to use Outwit Hub

3) Todd Davis’ Presentation in the 2013 SourceCon Labs shows how to extract data from Facebook with Memonic

Tools needed to do what Todd teaches in the video above:

Firefox – Chrome, Internet Explorer, and other browsers won’t allow you to select multiple lines of text from a web page. This can only be done with Firefox.

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Memonic – A great web clipping tool, you will also need to install the Memonic Firefox Add On.

Firefox Ad Ons – LinkedIn | Social Friend Finder (SFF) | Duck Duck Go | Google Maps (get company numbers and call)

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.