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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:…

Track Your Searches And Increase Your Sourcing Speed With Google When: The Bunt Hit For Sourcers

When you bunt in baseball, more often than not, it is to help get a runner into scoring position or to get them even closer to scoring. In other words “advance the runner.” Using the Chrome Extension “Google When” is similar to improving your sourcing, in that it allows you to proceed to…

The Recruiting Times They Are A-Changin’ (How to Stop Worrying and Love AI)

Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. –Bob…

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…

For Recruiting, Is There Life After Automation?

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, automation — they’ve been the talk of the recruiting town for months. But what will they ultimately mean for recruiters, recruiting, and the whole hiring process? Jason Roberts, from Randstad Sourceright, and I talk about it all in the podcast below, including: What we’ve learned about the computer…

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….

Relink Labs – Job Title Researching Every Sourcer Can Use

Research is an important component of any search, and it should always come first. Research includes titles, education, salaries, companies and so much more. Relink Labs has made it easy for you to research titles. All you do is enter a title and the automated tool will create a nice bubble breakdown of…

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…

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…