Greg Hawkes

About the Author

As a corporate recruiter at MD Anderson, Greg Hawkes recruits talent to #endcancer at the top ranked hospital for cancer care in the us.  He’s worked as both a technical recruiter and talent sourcer for healthcare, engineering, biotechnology, manufacturing and many other industries. He is a huge fan of emerging technologies and Boolean syntax and always willing to share a new trick or technique to find the elusive purple squirrel.

 

Controlling the Robots: Using Mailto to Unlock a Listserv

The other day I was having some fun with mailto. It’s used to produce hyperlinks on websites that allow users to send an email to a specific address without first having to copy it and enter it into an email client. You can use variations of mailto: in Boolean strings to target specific emails. Mailto:…

The Art Of Building A Google Custom Search Engine – Bonus: Adding Complex Refinements

A major aspect of Custom Search Engines (CSE) is choosing and creating effective refinements. Refinements can hone in or focus your search engine on specific areas or aspects. To Review: A refinement is an extension of your site search/xray we created in the initial steps.  You can add a series of refinements (extended…

The Art of Building a Google Custom Search Engine – Part 3: Site Searches With a Side of URL Manipulation

In the first entry of this series, we went over some basic methods in building a Custom Search Engine (CSE) to search a specific site (like Manta.com). There are a few ways to build a CSE this way, but you may need to experiment with some Boolean syntax and manipulate a few URLs….

The Art of Building A Google Custom Search Engine – Part 2: Searching the Entire Web

After countless hours list diving with various strings using filetype, list, and inanchor operators, I found some strings I like to use regularly. However, when I attempted to build a custom search engine (CSE) around the concepts, the search would yield no results. Thanks to the Facebook comments of Irina Shamaeva and Dave…

The Art of Building a Google Custom Search Engine – Part 1

In my constant exploration of sites to pull information from, it’s easy to get lost in the syntax and forget how to properly site search each and every database I come across. I’ve gotten in the habit of building Custom Search Engines to help keep all the different variations straight. Over the last…

The Night Before #SourceCon

Every time I attend a conference I take a moment to look out on the city and reflect. As I look down on the lights tonight and experience the California air, slightly chilled but a good chill, I await the start of a conference that changed my entire outlook on recruitment. This group…

Sourcing For Good: Preston Peery

A message from the Editor: SourceCon is starting a new series, #Sourcing4Good. We want to share and highlight the GOOD stories in our industry. We want us all to be reminded of why we are doing what we do, and also bring attention to everyone improving our industry. We are happy to bring attention…

Healthcare Hunt Bonus: Finding Doctors

I was talking to one of my friends about hunting medical doctors the other day, and through our discussion I came across some pretty interesting ways to find this profession. For example, many colleges and universities have a public “find a doctor” feature built into their website. You can find this type of…

Healthcare Hunt (Part 3 of 3) Tips for Human Engagement

When ordering the Starship Enterprise into Warp Speed, Captain Picard would always point his finger and exert the word “Engage!” Sometimes engaging a candidate can feel like jumping to warp speed, so in Part Three, I have included some best practices in human engagement so this doesn’t feel like a harsh command.  …

Healthcare Hunt 2016 (Part 2 of 3): Cross Referencing and List Diving

In my last post, we went over some examples of how to pull candidate lists from various resources.  These lists are great, but often times people ask me, “how do I find contact information,” or “where do I find this person’s email?” The answer? Cross-Referencing! The art of cross-referencing (for sourcers) is finding…

Healthcare Hunt 2016 (Part 1 of 3): Some Lesser Known Ways to Source Medical Candidates

The market in the Texas Medical Center has become increasingly tight over the last few months.  With record low unemployment rates in the Healthcare segment, our team has gotten pretty creative in exploring new and different candidate pools.  In this three-part series, I’ll show how pull list of names, find contact information and…

Sourcing like a Sith Lord by @GregHawkesMDACC

Attending Sourcecon last month was one of the coolest experiences of my career. Getting to meet some of the sourcing lords face to face as well as learning new tools and tricks in hunting down purple squirrels was awesome. As I’ve been in this world for several years now, I’ve taken a moment to…