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, … Read More
How to Effectively Source Talent via Social Media & Networks
Sourcing talent via social media requires an entirely different mindset than sourcing with other forms of human capital data, such as resumes/CV’s, employee directories, conference attendee lists, etc. Back in early 2009, one of only 2 guest posts ever co-written on my site was published on the topic of non-standard descriptors and the role they play in social media. Valerie Scarsellato … Read More
LinkedIn Sourcing Tip: Searching by Company? Beware!
Recently, I wrote about the intrinsic issues associated with searching LinkedIn for potential candidates with specific industry experience, and how using the “Industry” field can actually prevent you from finding the people you’re looking for. A number of readers responded by suggesting a logical solution to the issue – searching by specific company name(s) instead of using LinkedIn’s “Industry” field. It is a … Read More
LinkedIn Search Results Sorting: Relevance or Keyword?
When I deliver presentations on how to leverage LinkedIn to source candidates, I have the opportunity to get a sense of what most people seem to know about using LinkedIn. Recently I have been making it a point to ask how people tend to sort their search results when searching LinkedIn, and the overwhelming majority leave their results sorting at the default value, which … Read More
Recruiters Account for 1 in 20 U.S. LinkedIn Profiles
Did you know that recruiting, sourcing, and HR professionals account for 5% of all U.S. LinkedIn Profiles? While 5% may seem like a small number, it is a disproportionately large representation of the profession – it literally means that 1 out of every 20 LinkedIn profiles in the US is a recruiting, sourcing, or HR professional. What’s the significance of this? Why should you … Read More
LinkedIn: Private vs. Out of Network Results
LinkedIn: Private vs. Out of Network Results I recently wrote about how to leverage LinkedIn’s Advanced Search Operators and I commented on LinkedIn’s relatively new search interface. Aside from search options, one other somewhat new aspect of searching inside LinkedIn using their search interface is that you can now return some results that are outside of your network. These typically appear … Read More