Aaron Lintz

About the Author

Aaron Lintz is a Talent Sourcing Specialist with @Commvault Systems. Over the last decade, he has held corporate sourcing and agency recruiting roles, helped develop applicant tracking solutions, and managed email & social marketing programs. His passions for experimentation, automation, and willingness to share make him a natural sourcer. Find him on LinkedIn.

It’s Time For A Contact Cleanse

As the warm days of summer are coming more scarce, its time to start thinking of your yearly contact cleanse. I just completed my annual cleanse of my contacts. It is a problem all sourcers encounter. Our contacts are spread across dozens of websites with restrictive data policies, device, sim card contacts, phone contacts…

Let’s Hack Together an Attendee List

Back in the good old days of internet talent sourcing, you could find all kinds of amazing attendee lists and org charts data armed only with Boolean and a search engine. I hear people ask why this can’t be done any longer, but the answer should be obvious. The system admins that did…

Add Web-Scraping Service Kimono to the Deadpool by @aaronlintz

Your inbox has likely been filled with announcements of start-up pivots, mergers, and acquisitions lately. The one that hit hard the other day still has my head spinning. Kimonolabs a web scraping tool popular in many industries, is shutting down their service at the end of the month as the people will focus…

Firefox is Blocking Unsigned Extensions by @AaronLintz

Sourcers tend to be fans of extensions and addons. If you’re a Firefox user, this is valuable information you should know. It has been reported and verified by several sources that as of Firefox version 41, all add-ons must be approved and hosted by Firefox. This mirrors a similar move by Google Chrome to…

Is Reality TV an Oxymoron?

Recruiter chatter this week has been wild about the toprecruiter.tv program. I’ve never watched the show, so I can’t comment on it’s entertainment value, but I can shed some light into the claimed audience size, social following, and web footprint. We all know that fake social profiles and phishing emails proliferate the internet….

How to Scrape Public LinkedIn Groups Into an RSS Feed (For Free)

LinkedIn is inching toward 2 million user groups. Passionate people create these communities to engage people with common interests. Nearly half are “open groups” instead of “members only” groups which allows discussions to be indexed by search engines. We all know that users can only join up to 50 groups. If only we…

The Epic Tragedy of Snapchat

Greek tragedies were seeded in the legends passed on through generations long before written language. This folklore evolved with books and theatre. Themes typically revolve around heroism, lust, fate, and flawed judgment. These tragedies contained Ethos or “life lessons” beneath the surface. The Epic of Snapchat began like many California IT start-ups. Brilliant…

RSS Horticulture for Sourcers

This year has been a rough one for fans of RSS. LinkedIn eliminated RSS feeds for groups in March. Twitter depreciated feeds in July breaking many hearts and blog widgets. Google Reader was shut down on July 1st followed by Google Alerts as they removed the option of RSS output. Public outcry was loud,…