My SourceCon Presentation – LinkedIn: Beyond the Basics


I was honored to be asked to present at the Dallas 2012 SourceCon event – which turned out to be the largest SourceCon event ever!

When I was talking with Amybeth Hale back at the end of 2011 about what I’d like to present on, I asked if anyone had ever run a session solely dedicated to LinkedIn.

Now, I’ve been to every SourceCon save 2 (the first one and 2011/Santa Clara), I’ve spoken at 5 of them, and I couldn’t recall anyone delivering a LinkedIn presentation, and neither could Amybeth (for the ones I missed or sessions I did not attend).

That struck me as beyond odd, given how valuable a resource LinkedIn is for sourcing and recruiting.

What you see below is the deck from my “LinkedIn: Beyond the Basics” session, complete with YouTube videos.



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  • NOTfrustration

    Hi Glen, I’ve seen your SourceCon presentation and your first LinkedIn TC presentation, and then I reviewed the slides from your second LinkedIn TC presentation. I repeatedly cannot get the NOT/- operator to return search results like you do. Specifically, when I use the minus sign, profiles are returned in the results which include the excluded keyword. In fact, the keyword is being highlighted in the results. I’m frustrated because I’ve bought into the idea of systematically excluding keywords, however, LinkedIn is not allowing me to exclude words. Is there anyway I could share a search with you so that you can tell my if my LIR is an anomaly or if I’m doing something wrong. I have search strings, filters and screen shots of the results that I can share.