Video: My thoughts on Sourcing & the Future of Recruiting

  At LinkedIn’s 2014 Talent Connect event in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the topic of up-skilling recruiting teams. Watch this short video to hear my thoughts on the ideal sourcing/recruiting team alignment, critical skills for any recruiting team, and the future of recruiting (hint –  it has something to do with data).

Insights from LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Survey

  Job boards vs. social media: What’s the most significant source of hire for companies globally? LinkedIn recently surveyed over 4,000 talent acquisition leaders in 31 countries, gaining insights into source of hire, quality of hire, quantity of hire, talent brand, the future of recruiting and more, so if you haven’t already downloaded and reviewed LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends … Read More

How to Get Unlimited LinkedIn InMails

  If you have a premium account with LinkedIn and haven’t been living under a rock, you are aware of LinkedIn’s InMail policy change which will, for most people, reduce the total number of InMails they are able to send. However, their new policy does open up the possibility of unlimited InMails, provided you can achieve a 100% response rate. … Read More

LinkedIn Recruiter Search Result Discrepancies Explored

  Irina posted an interesting piece on discrepancies in search results between LinkedIn Recruiter and a free LinkedIn account which prompted me to do a little digging as I don’t think I’ve ever come across materially different results in actual use. While the discrepancies are definitely interesting, and I would love to know exactly what’s causing them, I don’t find … Read More

View Full Names on LinkedIn for Free with LIPPL

  I am pleased to share a cool and very practical free Chrome extension that allows you to quickly and easily view the public profiles of LinkedIn members beyond your 2nd degree network, thus showing you their full name. Victor Soroka first shared Lippl with me back in January. I had the honor of meeting him while at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect … Read More

LinkedIn Represents Over 60% of U.S. Non Farm Employment

In certain sourcing and recruiting circles, it’s in vogue to say that you shouldn’t rely heavily on LinkedIn for your talent acquisition needs. In fact, some people will go so far as to say that LinkedIn is “overfished” for talent and that recruiters are lazy if they use LinkedIn as their primary source of potential candidates. Whenever I hear that … Read More

Keep Calm & Message On: LinkedIn Group Messaging Still Free

  There were a number of tweets, blog posts and online discussions late last week that stirred up a great deal of confusion over whether or not you would soon still be able to send free messages to fellow group group members on LinkedIn. I’ve got the straight dope from LinkedIn and will demonstrate with multiple screenshots what is still … Read More

Free LinkedIn Sourcing Webinar Wednesday November 20 @ 2PM ET

  When you search LinkedIn, are you finding top talent, or simply those people who are easiest to find? Would you know the difference? While some people firmly believe that LinkedIn is “over fished,” I can confidently tell you that nothing is further from the truth. In fact, what if I told you that you routinely find only a fraction … Read More

Some Very Interesting Google / LinkedIn X-Ray Search Results

  While I was writing last week’s post in which I explored using Google to X-Ray search within specific LinkedIn groups, I decided to perform some general X-Ray search syntax testing to challenge some assumptions, as well as to compare X-Ray results to LinkedIn Recruiter results. I notice quite a few folks seem to use the “people you know” phrase … Read More

Using Google to Search for People in Specific LinkedIn Groups

In this post, I am going to share with you the journey I took and the discoveries I made while investigating the answer to a Boolean search request for help I recently came across online about using -dir in a Google X-Ray search of LinkedIn. Some of you may enjoy and appreciate seeing my methodology, others will likely learn a thing or … Read More

LinkedIn Certification, Talent Connect and Boolean NOT Update

LinkedIn Recruiter Certification In case you missed it, LinkedIn has launched a recruiter certification program! If you think you’re ready to get certified, between now and December 31, 2013, LinkedIn will waive the exam fee for the first 500 customers that register for the LinkedIn Certified Professional—Recruiter certification exam. Click/see the coupon code below: Before you attempt to take the certification assessment, you … Read More

LinkedIn Traffic Statistics and User Demographics 2013

Would you like to know more about LinkedIn’s user demographics, mobile traffic, and LinkedIn’s visitor statistics broken down by country, city, and state? How about real-time LinkedIn unique visitors and page views per second? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

List of U.S. Location Phrases on LinkedIn

Last week I was assisting a team in building an exhaustive sourcing strategy for identifying, contacting and pipelining a consistent and continual weekly flow of highly specialized software engineers and 13 other hiring profiles that all allow for nationwide relocation. If you’ve never been faced with such a challenge – imagine sourcing the entire U.S. (or any large country) on … Read More

How LinkedIn Search Actually Works

If you’re in sourcing, recruiting or HR, you no doubt search LinkedIn from time to time or perhaps even every day. So why not gain a better understanding of how LinkedIn search actually works? And what better way to learn how LinkedIn search works than from the Heads of Search Relevance and Query Understanding at LinkedIn? Yes, you read that … Read More

LinkedIn Sourcing Ninja Webinar Recording now on YouTube

  In case you missed my record-setting LinkedIn sourcing webinar on 6/4 (3,000+ attendees!), the fine folks at LinkedIn recorded the whole session and have graciously uploaded the presentation to YouTube, where you can find the Become a Sourcing Ninja: Earn your Boolean Black Belt with Glen Cathey video.     Be sure to change the quality to 720 for the best viewing … Read More

The Top 100 Most Connected People on LinkedIn

  I’ve compiled a list of the top 100 most connected people on LinkedIn, who represent the top .000044% of LinkedIn’s reported 225 million+ registered users. Here are a few interesting facts: There are only 5 women in the top 100, but 2 are in the top 10, and a total of 4 are in the top 20 The U.S. accounts … Read More

How to Find Your LinkedIn Network Statistics

    Do you *really* know the size of your LinkedIn network? While everyone can easily find the number of their 1st degree connections and estimated total network size on their LinkedIn home page…     …LinkedIn has long since removed the “Network Statistics” feature that allowed you to see their estimate of your 2nd and 3rd degree networks.   … Read More

100+ Free Sourcing & Recruiting Tools, Guides, and Resources

  It’s been a LONG time coming, but I finally got around to updating my free sourcing & recruiting tools, guides and resources page where I now keep a current list of the best of my work all in one place for easy bookmarking and reference. You can find it here on my main page:     Additionally, I thought … Read More

LinkedIn’s Voltron Search: What’s New and What’s Missing

  In case you haven’t heard, LinkedIn is rolling out a new search interface globally over the next few weeks. If you’d like to read the official statements and press-friendly content about LinkedIn’s new search functionality, you can find read about the changes on LinkedIn’s blog, TechCrunch, Search Engine Land, Mashable, and PCMag.com. If you’re only going to read one – … Read More

LinkedIn Catfish: Fake Profiles, Real People or Fake Photos?

  There have been numerous articles written about fake LinkedIn profiles, and some are really easy to spot because their names aren’t even names.     Then there are LinkedIn profiles with names that appear real but the profiles are obviously fake.     This person profile actually has some endorsements. I’m pretty sure this is a picture is of … Read More