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31. December 2009

Top 10 Tool – AutoSearch

Filed under: Tools — netrecruiter @ 19:48

A-list candidates are a recruiter’s market. Hence, the science for discovering these folks, their resume, profile, contact info, and anything else should be reclassified as performing market intelligence. To be an effective and productive analyst, it can take an enormous amount of time in a workday to collect all the necessary leads. So discovering tools that can greatly reduce the time to perform this market intelligence is a godsend to any recruiter. One such new tool on the market is AutoSearch. It does a variety of tasks in the public domain that makes sourcing fun and productive. It scours LinkedIn, ZoomInfo, Plaxo, Xing, Spoke, and Jobster business networking sites as well as the Twitter, Ning, Facebook, and MySpace social networking sites. This tool also employs other web-based research sites such as Mail Tester, 411.com, Google, Whitepages, and pipl.com to best leverage your time.

21. December 2009

Top 10 Technique – The Power of the Word “Resume”

Filed under: Techniques — netrecruiter @ 19:30

How many resumes can be found using Google? A bunch! The same is true for most any other search engine. My research revealed that when searching for nothing more than any one of the following versions of the word resume, over 3.6 billion were found. Now, of course, there was no additional filtering to remove jobs or other keywords that would return only true resumes, but the potential results far outstrip anything you could find using all the fee-based resume boards.

Variations on the word Resume

vitæ, resumé, rèsumé, rèsumè, resume, résumé, résumè, CV, vitae, vita

Going one step further, I further refined the search with this algorithm:

(~resumé|~rèsumé|~rèsumè|~résumé|~resume) -intitle:~job -intitle:~jobs -apply -submit -job -jobs -template -“resume writing” -“resume sample”

This produces over 170 million results. However, this is still much too large to work with. Your challenge is to introduce a variety of keywords to further refine your results. All the best.

18. December 2009

Strategies – Effective Recruiting Begins at Home

Filed under: Strategies — netrecruiter @ 18:16

If you’re not collecting email addresses on your homepage (and anywhere else you can), you are missing out on opportunities to turn first-time job seekers into your best employees. No matter how they found you – maybe you rented an opt-in list, placed a banner ad or two, distributed a flyer or sent a postcard – if you’re not providing a way for passive/active job seekers and visitors to express interest in hearing from you in the future, that opt-in list rental, that banner ad, flyer or postcard was nothing more than a one-shot deal.

Here are some hints and tips on building your own opt-in emailing list.

Begin by asking for email addresses at every point of customer contact:

– On your company website
– In a guest book
– On customer service or support calls
– On invoices, brochures, customer surveys, feedback forms
– At tradeshows or events
– Place your email list sign-up on your homepage above the fold

You may also want to place it on other pages, like “careers” or “contact us” but whatever you do, don’t hide it! Same goes for your guest book. Place it prominently. Ask your employees to make it a part of their routine to ask friends if they would like to receive your newsletter, to receive special promotions, or to be notified of private events.

I want confidentiality

Just get the email address to start. Your visitors’ and jobseekers’ trust must be earned and this only happens over time. To that end, also make your privacy policy clear up front. Make sure they understand how you will be using their email address, that it won’t be sold or traded and that they can decide to “opt-out” of further communications at any time.

Why should I sign up?

If the lure of private events or promotions isn’t enough, email list sign-up success can be achieved with sweepstakes, drawings or the like. Make sure your incentive is closely related to your product or service. That way, you’ll end up with an audience interested in you, not just the latest gadget.

No matter what you’re recruiting and no matter what your size, your goal should be to make the most of every visitor and every job seeker. Make your site traffic and/or foot traffic, work for you by building your own opt-in email list and communicating with your visitors and job seekers.

17. December 2009

Strategies – Online Job Postings

Filed under: Strategies — netrecruiter @ 19:36

Great online recruitment advertising can be the key to attracting the “A”-list talent your company needs. Here are 9 tips for maximizing your advertising budget.

1. No misspellings in your job posting.
2. Specify a salary range for your job posting.
3. Disclose your company name in the job posting.
4. Put as many keywords in your job description as you can.
5. Promote your company in the job posting.
6. Explain what makes your company unique and attractive to applicants.
7. Describe your benefits, emphasizing any special perks your company may have.
8. Use a more traditional job title so applicants understand what the position is.
9. Make sure the job posting is not too lengthy.

11. December 2009

Top 10 Technique – Google Does Math

Filed under: Techniques — netrecruiter @ 16:38

Beyond using keywords and catch phrases to identify candidates with Google, this search engine also employs very powerful computational language that allows you to perform any type of calculation or conversion. Here are some examples.

–  4+3 displays 7
–  9-4 displays 5
–  3*7 displays 21
–  45/9 displays 5
–  5^3 displays 125 (5 raised to power 3)
–  11%5 displays 1 (the remainder after division)
–  sqrt, nth root ofx (sqrt(64) displays 8, if you need non-square roots you can use for example 3th root of 27)
–  sin, cos, arctan, tan…

Google calculator supports various trigonometric functions, expecting a radians value, that can be expressed also using the pi constant: sin(pi/2), tan (2/3*pi)

–  ln: displays natural (base e) logarithm: ln(e^5)
–  log: displays base 10 logarithm: log(100)
–  !: displays n factorial: 3!

Numbers can be entered also in hexadecimal, octal and binary base, using 0x, 0o and 0b prefixes, for example 5 +0xf+0b1001

Conversions

–  in degrees / in radians: convert radians to degrees: pi/2 in degrees or convert degrees into radians: 90 degrees in radians
–  in hex / in binary / in octal / in decimal: convert to each of the given bases: 16 in hex , 16 in octal, 16 in binary, 0×11 in decimal
–  use 2009 (MMIX) in Roman numerals
–  distance conversions: use 100miles in km , 1m in mm, but also 200000 km in light-second etc.

Examples:

–  100mph in kph
–  1 month in seconds
–  280 Kelvin in Celsius
–  50 Fahrenheit in Celsius
–  3 euros in $ or 3 euros in dollars

9. December 2009

Top 10 Tool – Glance

Filed under: Tools — netrecruiter @ 21:15

If all the major competitors for the same product offer their service at the same cost, what sets them apart? I believe the answer is ease of use or simplicity. Glance offers one-click screen sharing, and I mean one-click. No software to download, or embedded program pop-ups. I was recently invited to attend a product demo for a new resume search tool and all I did was enter in a user code. The remaining information like name and contact details were optional. In less than a second, I was watching the demo.  Just for reference, here is the pricing and basic service details for 3 major web-conferencing/meeting products.

Glance.net – $49.95/mo
one-click screen sharing
# Unlimited online meetings
# Up to 100 participants per meeting

WebEx.com – $49/mo
# Unlimited online meetings
# Up to 25 participants per meeting

GoToMeeting.com – $49/mo
# Unlimited online meetings
# Up to 15 participants per meeting

Top 10 Tool – ReferYes Sourcer

Filed under: Tools — netrecruiter @ 00:57

A free passive and active candidate sourcing tool to find resumes and candidate profiles on top social networks and search engines. (e.g., Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, ZoomInfo). ReferYes provides tools for sourcers and recruiters to help them find candidates online. Now, you don’t have to be a Boolean expert or familiar with the X-Ray search techniques to source candidates. It also includes an automated advanced search strings developed by search experts to find resumes and candidate profiles on the web.

7. December 2009

Strategies – Free Video Tutorials

Filed under: Strategies — netrecruiter @ 15:04

Knowledge is power. And free knowledge aint so bad either. Butterscotch offers lots of free video tutorials that can greatly improve your social networking and further leverage your company’s recruiting muscle. Here are a few of the many subjects presented, most having 10 or more episodes per subject.

Advanced Twitter Tips
Craigslist Fundamentals
The Finer Points of Facebook
Introduction to Flickr
Getting connected with LinkedIn
Beginner’s guide to YouTube
Facebook for grownups
Get Twittering – Twitter for Beginners

6. December 2009

Top 10 Tool – Free Resumes

Filed under: Tools — netrecruiter @ 15:35

Find free resumes on the Internet using the eGrabber widget below. A web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be easily installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page without requiring additional coding..
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5. December 2009

Top 10 Technique – Basic and Advanced Search Tricks for Google.com

Filed under: Techniques — netrecruiter @ 18:48

  A quote/ phrase search can be written with both quotations [“like this”] as well as a minus in-between words, [like-this].

 

  Google didn’t always understand certain special characters like [#], but now they do; a search for [C#], for example, yields meaningful results (a few years ago, it didn’t). This doesn’t mean you can use just any character; e.g. entering [t.] and [t-] and [t^] will always return the same results.

 

  Google allows 32 words within the search query (some years ago, only up to 10 were used, and Google ignored subsequent words). You rarely will need so many words in a single query – [just thinking of such a long query is a hard thing to do, as this query with twenty words shows] – however, it can come in handy for advanced searching… especially as a developer using the Google API.

 

  You can find synonyms of words. i.e., when you search for [house] but you want to find “home” too, search for [~house]. To get to know which synonyms the Google database stores for individual words, simply use the minus operator to exclude synonym after synonym (they will always be shown as bold in the search engine result page (SERP), like this: [~house -house -home -housing -floor].

 

  To see a really large page-count (possibly, the Google index size, though one can only speculate about that), search for [* *].

 

  Google has a lesser known “numrange” operator which can be helpful. Using e.g. [2006..2009] (that’s two dots in between two numbers) will find 2006, 2007, and so on until 2009.

 

  Google’s define-operator allows you to look up word definitions. For example, [define:css] yields “Short for Cascading Style Sheets” and many more explanations. You can trigger a somewhat “softer” version of the define-operator by entering “what is something”, e.g. [what is css].

 

  Google has some exciting back-end artificial intelligence to allow you to find just the facts upon entering simple questions or phrases like [when was Da Vinci born?] or [da vinci birthday] (the answer to both of these queries is “ Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday – April 15, 1452“). This feature is known as Google Answers <http://answers.google.com/answers/>.

 

  Google allows you to find backlinks by using the link-operator, e.g. [link:blog.*.com] for this blog. The new Google Blog Search <http://blogsearch.google.com/> supports this operator as well. In fact, when Google’s predecessor started out as Larry Page’s “BackRub” < http://www.smartmoneydaily.com/business/project-backrub-aka-google.aspx> in the 1990s, finding backlinks was its only aim! However, not all backlinks are shown in Google today, at least not in web search. (It’s argued that Google does this on purpose to prevent reverse-engineering of its PageRank algorithm.)

 

  Often when you enter a question mark at the end of the query, like when you type [why?], Google will advertise its pay-for-answer service Google Answers.

 

  There is a “sport” called Google Hacking. Basically, curious people try to find unsecured sites by entering specific, revealing phrases. A special web site called the Google Hacking Database <http://code.google.com/p/ghdb/> is dedicated to listing these special queries.

 

  Google searches for all of your words, whether or not you write a “+” before them (I often see people write queries [+like +this], but it’s not necessary). Unless, of course, you use Google’s or-operator. It’s an upper-case [OR] (lower-case won’t work and is simply searching for occurrences of the word “or”), and you can also use parentheses and the “|” character. [programmer (java | j2ee)] will find pages containing the word (or being linked to with the word) “programmer” and additionally containing at least one of the two other words, “java” or “j2ee”.

 

  Not all Google services support the same syntax. Some services don’t allow everything Google web search allows you to enter (or at least, it won’t have any effect), and sometimes, you can even enter more than in web search (e.g. [insubject:test] in Google Groups <http://groups.google.com/>). The easiest thing to find out about these operators is to simply use the advanced search and then check what ends up being written in the input box.

 

  Sometimes, Google seems to understand “natural language” queries and shows you so-called “onebox” results. This happens for example when you enter [goog], [weather washington, dc], [washington dc] or [2012] (for this one, movie times, move rating and other information will show).

 

  Not all Googling is the same. Depending on your location, Google will forward you to a different country-specific version of Google with potentially different results to the same query. A search for [site:stormfront.org] from the US will yield hundreds of thousands of results, whereas the same search from Germany (at least if you don’t change the default redirect to Google.de) returns… zilch. Yes, Google does at times agree to country-specific censorship, like in Germany, France (Google web search), or China (Google News <http://news.google.com/>).

 

  Sometimes, Google warns you about its results, especially when they might seem like promoting hate sites (of course, only someone misunderstanding how Google works could think it’s them promoting hate sites). Enter [jew], and you will see a Google-sponsored link titled “Offensive Search Results” leading to this explanation <http://www.google.com/explanation.html>.

 

  For some search queries, Google uses its own ads to offer jobs. Try entering [work at Google]. Further drilling down revealed a great and current HR position need (Director of People Operations) in New York http://www.google.com/support/jobs/bin/answer.py?answer=141085.

 

  For some of the more popular “ Googlewashing” <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_bomb> results, like when you enter [failure] and the first hit pertains to heart failure; George W. Bush is now second. Google displays explanatory ads titled “Why these results?”.

 

  While Google doesn’t do real Natural Language Processing <http://research.google.com/pubs/NaturalLanguageProcessing.html> yet, this is the ultimate goal for them and other search engines.

 

  Some say that whoever turns up first for the search query [president of the internet] is, well, the President of the internet. (I’m applying as well, and you can feel free to support me with this logo.)

 

  Google doesn’t have “stop words” anymore. Stop words traditionally are words like [the], [or] and similar which search engines tended to ignore. Sometimes, when you enter e.g. [to be or not to be], Google even decides to show some phrase search results in the middle of the page (separated by a line and information that these are phrase search results).

 

  There once was an easter-egg in the Google Calculator <http://www.google.com/help/calculator.html> that made Google show “42” when you entered [The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrases_from_The_Hitchhiker’s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy>. The easter egg only works in lower-case.

 

  You can use the wildcard operator in phrases. This is helpful for finding song texts – let’s say you forgot a word or two, but you remember the gist, as in [“Science in the home * Maxwell Edison * *”] – and similar tasks.

 

  You can use the wildcard character without searching for anything specific at all, as in this phrase search: [“* * * * * * *”].

 

  Even though www.googl.com is nothing but a “typosquatter” <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typosquatting> (someone reserving a domain name containing a popular misspelling) and search queries return very different results than Google, the site is still getting paid by Google – because it uses Google AdSense <https://www.google.com/adsense>.

 

  If you feel like restricting your search to university servers, you can write e.g. [java-tutorial site:.edu] to only search on the “edu” domain (you can also use Google Scholar <http://scholar.google.com/>). This works for country-domains like “cn” or “de” as well.

4. December 2009

Top 10 Technique – Advanced Google Operators

Filed under: Techniques — netrecruiter @ 19:18

daterange: Returns documents modified in the given time interval. Dates should be entered in Julian format. For example, go to: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.php to convert Calendar date to Julian date. Using java programmer daterange:2455139-2454466 you can find who talked about java programmers from November 4-December 4, 2009.

 

filetype: returns links to documents with the given file type. For example searching for programmers filetype:java will find portable and object-oriented programmers. Supported file types are pdf, ps, wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks, wku, lwp, mw, xls, ppt, doc, wks, wps, wdb, wri, rtf, swf, ans, txt, but other are supported as well, like xml, cpp, java etc.

 

site: restricts the results to the given domain. site:panerabread.com will find all indexed page on www.panerabread.com, while site:panerabread.com bagels will find all bagel-related pages on www.panerabread.com

 

update: you can use the site operator also to find your supplemental results using this query: site:www.panerabread.com ***

 

cache: shows the cached version of given webpage. Other words in the query will be highlighted in the returned page,cache:www.panerabread.com bagels

 

link: lists webpages that link to the given webpage. link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/java programmer will list webpages with links pointing to wikipedia’s voice for java programmer

 

related: returns pages that Google somehow thinks are related to the given page.

 

info: returns some information about the given web page. Typically website and description.

 

define: returns the definition of a given word. define:programmer

 

phonebook: search in residential phone book. phonebook:jones dc

 

stocks: returns stock info: stocks:aapl

 

weather: weather information for the given city. weather:bethesda

 

movie: returns all movies related to the search term given. movie:2012  You can also find movies by locations: movie:dc , movie:20817

 

flights: search for flights inside USA using the airport code (does not work for every airport). flights:dca

 

SEO-Oriented Operators

 

allintitle: Search for documents with the given words in their title. allintitle:bagels cheese will find all the documents with title containing ‘bagels’ and ‘cheese’. This operator cannot be combined with others.

 

intitle: Search for documents with the first word after the intitle operator in their title. intitle:bagels cheese will find all the documents with title containing ‘bagels’ and talking about cheese. Note that the word ‘cheese’ is not necessarily in the title.

 

allintext: Search for documents with the given words in their text. allintext:bagels cheese will find all the documents with text containing ‘bagels’ and ‘cheese’. This operator cannot be combined with others.

 

intext: Search for documents with the first word after the intext operator in their text. intext:bagels cheese will find all the documents with text containing ‘bagels’ and talking about cheese. Note that the word ‘cheese’ is not necessarily in the text

 

allinurl: Search for documents with the given words in their url. allinurl:bagels cheese will find all the documents with url containing ‘bagels’ and ‘cheese’. This operator cannot be combined with others.

 

inurl: Search for documents with the first word after the inurl operator in their url. inurl:bagels cheese will find all the documents with url containing ‘bagels’ and talking about cheese. Note that the word ‘cheese’ is not necessarily in the text

 

allinanchor: Search for documents with the given words in an anchor. allinurl:bagels cheese will find all the documents with anchor text containing ‘bagels’ and ‘cheese’. This operator cannot be combined with others.

 

inanchor: Search for documents with the first word after the operator in an anchor. inanchor:bagels cheese will find all the documents with anchor containing ‘bagels’ and talking about cheese. Note that the word ‘cheese’ is not necessarily in an anchor.

3. December 2009

Top 10 Technique – Using Boolean Logic in Search Strings

Filed under: Techniques — netrecruiter @ 21:51

With over 15 billion web pages and over 40,000 job boards and resume databases, how does a recruiter sift through the data to discover the candidates who truly shine?

The answer lies in effective search methods.  One of the most popular methods is the use of Boolean logic in the search criteria.  Click here to download a MS Word file that lists some of the most common Boolean operators.

Top 10 Technique – Finding Resumes on Twitter

Filed under: Techniques — netrecruiter @ 17:22

Here is my latest search string to identify more resumes than jobs on twitter.com using Google search. Please feel free to share your enhancement to this string to derive better results.

site:twitter.com <keyword(s)> resume OR “my resume” OR vitae -recruiter -job -jobs -submit -apply -“looking for” -recruiting -hiring -send -“email to” -“email resume” -opening -“to resume”

2. December 2009

Strategies – eGrabber Newsletter

Filed under: Strategies — netrecruiter @ 19:51

Smart companies know that to effectively sell their product they must provide value-added content for their readers that is both valuable and completely free. eGrabber publishes its Tips for Recruiters newsletter twice a month. Here is a sampling of what they’ve offered up over the last year.

Use Google to Build Lists of Targeted Companies, July 2008

Industry-related conferences and the companies taking part in them are a good way to build a list of targeted companies.

The Google search syntax to find information on conferences pertaining to a particular industry is

(intitle:conference OR intitle:symposium OR intitle:expo) Industry

For example, to find information on conferences about the pharmaceutical industry, the search string will be

(intitle:conference OR intitle:symposium OR intitle:expo) pharmaceutical

Of particular interest would be the speakers, industry experts, sponsors and the companies they represent.

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‘linkdomain’ Command in Yahoo!, September 2008

The linkdomain is a lesser known command in Yahoo!. It finds resumes that contain links to a particular website. The search syntax for this command is as follows:

linkdomain:website intitle:resume keyword

For example, if you are looking for the resume of a software engineer who is related in some way to projects at IBM, the search string is as follows

linkdomain:www.ibm.com intitle:resume “Software Engineer”

This could be a great way for you to get in touch with corporate alumni.

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Find Companies that Layoff or Downsize in your State, October 2008

A recession is a time when top talent finds itself unexpectedly out of work. This provides an opportunity for you to hire them. Do a search on Google News to find companies in your city or state that layoff or downsize their staff. The Google search syntax is as follows:

Company Name/ Industry (layoff OR downsize) (State)

For example, if you are looking for layoff related news in the manufacturing sector, the search string will be

Manufacturing (layoff OR downsize)

You can also set Google Alerts to receive news on current and future planned layoffs.

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Automate Part of your Sourcing Process, November 2008

Sourcing candidates manually from the Internet is a time consuming process, even if you have the right search strings. But, there are ways to automate parts of the process. For example, you can use Google Alerts to receive links to new resume postings straight to your inbox. Here’s how:

1) Go to the Google Alerts website
2) In the ‘Search terms’ box, enter your search string. For example, if you would like to receive information in new resume postings/ updates for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the state of California, enter the following search string* in the box

intitle:resume (CPA) (California | CA)
3) In the ‘Type’ box, select Web from the drop-down
4) Enter your email and click on the Create Alert button

Now you will start receiving updates from Google through emails. All you need to do is check your inbox for info on links to new / updated resumes.

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Search College Honor Societies for Resumes, December 2008

You can use the intitle and inurl command in Google to look for resumes in College Honor societies. The Google syntax is as follows:

(intitle:resume | inurl:resume | inurl:cv | intitle:cv) “Society name” (keyword)

For example, Alpha Sigma Mu is the Honor Society for Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. If you are searching for someone with experience in Metallurgical engineering, the syntax will be

(intitle:resume | inurl:resume | inurl:cv | intitle:cv) “Alpha Sigma Mu” (Metallurgy | Metallurgical) Industrial Design

Similarly, there are societies for Business and Management, Criminal Justice, Journalism and more.

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Using Social Networks for Background Screening, April 2009

A recent survey titled “Background Screening – Top Technology Trends 2009” said that 1 in 5 employers use social networking sites to make a hiring decision. The trends indicate a considerable, if not major, shift in focus to using non traditional sources – social networks, forums and blogs – for background screening.

Here is a simple Google search script that will help you research people’s profiles on LinkedIn, MySpace, ZoomInfo, etc.

<Candidate’s Name> site:xyz.com

For example, to search for Chandra Bodapati’s (Founder & CEO of eGrabber) profile on LinkedIn, the script will be

Chandra Bodapati site:linkedin.com

Similarly you can use zoominfo.com, myspace.com, friendster.com and more.

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Search Resumes on Free-For-Recruiters.com, May 2009

Free-For-Recruiters.com has a resume directory with thousands of resumes. The Google syntax to search resumes on Free-For-Recruiters.com is as follows:

Keyword site:Free-For-Recruiters.com inurl:resumes State

For example, to search for resumes of software engineers in the state of California, your search script will be

Software Engineer site:Free-For-Recruiters.com inurl:resumes CA

You can replace the keyword and the state in the above script to search for resumes of your choice from preferred locations.

Note: You can also use the inbuilt Google search option on this website to search resumes.

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Include Related Job Titles in your Resume Search, July 2009

You might sometimes have the tendency to get stuck by a single title that your client (company) may use to describe a job position. In today’s industry, job titles are changing frequently. For example, software programmer, software developer, software engineer, etc. are different job titles for the same job function. So, unless you use all the related titles in your search, you are likely to miss out on some good candidate leads.

One way to find all relevant job titles is to first search the career sites using the (only) job title given by your client. Take note of the job titles that come up. Most sites provide a “View similar jobs” link beside the job titles in the results. Clicking that link will get you a series of similar positions categorized by Freshness, Overlooked, Relevant, etc. Under the Relevant category, you will find jobs similar in content to the position you are searching for.

You can include all such relevant job titles to expand your search.

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Search profiles on Pipl.com using Google, October 2009

Pipl is a search engine to find addresses and other information that can help locate someone – a business contact or a prospective candidate.

The Google search syntax to find profiles on pipl.com is

site:pipl.com (inurl:people OR intitle:profile) -jobs

For example, to search for profiles of Business Analysts, the search string will be

Business Analyst site:pipl.com (inurl:people OR intitle:profile) -jobs

You can even make the search location specific as follows

(Business Analyst) (California OR CA) site:pipl.com (inurl:people OR intitle:profile) -jobs

Try different variations of the above search string or replace the keyword with related terms to get desired search results.

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Use Online News Sites to Find Passive Candidates, December 2009

Did you know that you can use online news websites to prospect for passive candidates? The Google search syntax to search news sites is

site:online news website “keyword”

For example, if you are interested in sourcing Software Architects from The Seattle Times’ website, the search string will be as follows

site:seattletimes.nwsource.com “software architect”

You can also use the OR operator to search multiple news sites

(site:seattletimes.nwsource.com OR site:al.com) “software architect”

If you do not know the URLs of websites of newspapers, go to www.onlinenewspapers.com to look them up.

Top 10 Tool – BlackWidow

Filed under: Tools — netrecruiter @ 19:13

BlackWidow Search Engine Spider is an internal website spidering utility that will index your entire web server and create an ASCII output file of urls. Explores subdirectory structures.  The script runs and creates a flatfile database of every single url on your server.

Top 10 Tool – QuickBooks

Filed under: Tools — netrecruiter @ 19:03

In these tough times, it’s great to find a totally free and great addition to track your income and expenditures. It’s so easy to use. With Intuit QuickBooks Simple Start Free Edition 2009, you’ll spend more time growing your business and making money, not bookkeeping. Track sales & expenses for up to 20 customers. Instantly create invoices, pay bills, & print checks. Organize finances in one place. Stay organized. Track the money flowing in and out of your business. Know who it comes from and where it goes. Simple Start Free keeps sales, expense, and customer information in one place, so it’s easy to find what you need when you need it. Be ready at tax time. As you complete everyday transactions, you’ll be automatically tracking tax-related income and expenses, making tax time a snap. Simple to learn and use. Get started quickly. Step-by-step tutorials show you how to create invoices, record expenses, and more.

Top 10 Tool – BrownRecluse

Filed under: Tools — netrecruiter @ 02:12

BrownRecluse is a programmable spider. It lets you pull and/or download web pages or files and save or display them to your hard drive in just a few lines of simple code. It is also used to scan web sites and process the information retrieved, and optionally, create databases of the processed information. It lets you scan and manipulate the data in every way possible. Unlike normal spiders, it does not need filters, options and plugins to accomplish a task. You program it to make it do just what you want. It lets you write your own scripts, or download already made scripts from their web site.

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