While many people are hungry for specific Boolean search strings to copy and paste and for search tools that make searching for people “easier” and even “do the thinking for you,” there simply is nothing that can come remotely close to what you can do when you think properly and ask the right questions. That’s right – the most powerful … Read More
Twitter Sourcing Tool Tactics Cloud Shuts Down
I hope my blog post wasn’t somehow the kiss of death for Tactics Cloud, but in only a matter of weeks after writing about how awesome I thought their Twitter search solution was, they will no longer be offering Tactics Cloud as they have decided to focus our efforts on new opportunities.” Although Derek Zeller discovered that you could still … 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!
First Look at LinkedIn’s New User Interface
I just stumbled across this YouTube video created by Viveka von Rosen that walks through LinkedIn’s new user interface and functionality. I don’t have LinkedIn’s new UI, and apparently neither does Viveka – she only caught the new look and feel when she was working with one of her client’s profiles. I thought I would share this video with you … Read More
What’s the most effective way to X-Ray search LinkedIn?
I’ve recently come across some blog posts and some Boolean Strings discussions on LinkedIn that inspired me to go back and tinker with searching LinkedIn via Google and Bing. For example, I continue to see people talk about: Whether or not you should use “pub” and/or “in” (e.g. site:linkedin.com/in | site:linkedin.com/pub) Whether or not you should use -dir Using country … Read More
The Moneyball Recruiting Opportunity: Analytics & Big Data
Earlier this year, I traveled to Australia to present a keynote at the Australasian Talent Conference on the topic of the Moneyball opportunity that exists for companies when they are sourcing, identifying, assessing, recruiting, and developing talent, and how big data and predictive analytics will be the next major area of competitive advantage in the war for talent. Below you … Read More
I Return to London For LinkedIn Talent Connect and TruLondon
I’m writing this from the International terminal of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport – the busiest airport in the world. I thought I would let you know where in the world Glen Cathey is, and this week – I’ll be in London to speak at my 5th LinkedIn event, LinkedIn Talent Connect Europe. I’ve cooked up a great presentation for the … Read More
Private and Out of Network Search Results on LinkedIn
No matter how large your LinkedIn network is, without the benefit of searching LinkedIn with a LinkedIn Recruiter account, you will inevitably come across search results with “Private” displayed where the name of the person should be. While many people are aware that this kind of search result is actually just representative of an “out of network” profile, have you … Read More
Passive Recruiting Doesn’t Exist!
When most people talk about “passive recruiting,” they’re referring to the practice of targeting and recruiting so-called “passive candidates” – people who are not actively looking to make a move from their current employer. If you accept that notion – what would be the opposite? Active recruiting? Think about it for a moment. Neither phrase even makes sense grammatically. The “passive” … Read More
What Social Recruiting is NOT
After recently writing about moving beyond the hype of social media and recruiting, I took some time to reflect quite a bit on the topic, and focused a critical eye on exactly what “Social Recruiting” is. While there is no shortage of what people think “Social Recruiting” is, quite frankly – I’m not satisfied with any of the definitions and explanations I’ve found … Read More
LinkedIn Sourcing Tip: Industry Search Issue
Do you ever use social networks to such as LinkedIn to search for people with experience in a specific industry? If you do, I can almost guarantee you that you are not finding everyone you’re looking for. How? There are intrinsic issues associated with any user generated content, especially when it comes to how users of social media identify themselves, and they can actually … Read More