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As recruiters and sourcers, we’ve sat in front of our computers, eating our snacks, answering client phone calls and more importantly, searching for and developing new techniques and strategies to keep up with the always changing and elusive LinkedIn. As a recruiter, I have spent many hours trying to come up with innovative ways to find leads on LinkedIn to keep my hiring managers happy, all while eating my favorite pretzel M&M’s. (I like to think that multi-tasking is one of recruiters’ strengths.) Each time I feel as though I’ve found the LinkedIn promise land, I am abruptly reminded that this is only a small oasis. For example, tools such as Sell Hack and Lippl were widely used, but within a few months, our helpful resources were dried up and gone.