Archive for the ‘Search’ Category

Back to basics with Simple (Telephone) Sourcing

March 30th, 2010 by Livingston 0

With so many incredible online tools, websites and social networks, sourcers sometimes forget the most basic tools out there.  We use search engines on a daily basis, but become so inundated with fine-tuning our advanced Boolean strings, in order to dig deeper and data mine the web, we forget simple sourcing.
Looking for someone in particular?  [...]

Keyword Combinations with Maxhire’s Search Results Matrix

May 13th, 2009 by Livingston 0

With all the news today surrounding Google’s new product launches (Google Squared, Google Options and Sky Map for Android), it reminded me of a very interesting search feature from the Maxhire product suite.
Like most Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), Maxhire was loaded with bells and whistles, and at times these options cluttered the most basic and [...]

Job Search and Candidate Sourcing with Twitter

December 18th, 2008 by Livingston 0

To many individuals (including Guy Kawasaki), Twitter is becoming the tool of choice for online marketing.
After reviewing Twitter’s search operators, a little digging lead me to some interesting job search and recruiting applications within the twitter community.

Subtle job applications- Linking to your online resume.  Google Apps and other online document repositories make this easy.
Helping friends [...]

Sourcing Skill Sets with State Statistics

December 2nd, 2008 by Livingston 0

There was recently a post on the Alley Insider referencing State Stats, a site that compares keyword search tendencies by state.  AI explores current keywords in the digital space including ‘facebook’, ‘Mark Zuckerburg’, ‘Jerry Yang’, ‘Iphone’, etc.  State Stats compares the relative-rate of search queries across the US, and users can examine the correlation of [...]

Twitter Search Operators

December 1st, 2008 by Livingston 0

By now you’ve probably heard of Twitter and may even be addicted to tweeting.  I’ve been casually using it and following some friends and industry folks, but have not yet successfully used it as a sourcing tool, and am itching to do so.
There are some posts and even resources that explain the Boolean logic and [...]

LinkedIn Corporate (Sourcing) Solution

November 25th, 2008 by Livingston 0

I’ve been tinkering with LinkedIn’s corporate solution for the past 6-7 months and can easily say that the ability to search the (entire) rapidly growing LI population warrants the purchase of a single seat.  The free account only lets members search and view up to 3 degrees of the LI population, and growing one’s network [...]

Corporate Recruiting and Cost Per Hire (CPH?)

November 21st, 2008 by Livingston 0

If you had $1000 to spend on a particular job, what would you do?  Would you source? Would you post?  Where do you begin?
Now think about a $500, $250 or $50 per job allowance, where do you start now?
The recruiting process should not depend on the amount of money in your budget.  Many times, recruiters [...]

Keyword Roots, Tenses within Search vs. SEM

November 18th, 2008 by Livingston 0

Search stemming (also known as wild card (*) search) searches the root of a word and returns all letter combinations (tenses) of the word in the search results.  For example, searching for the words (analyzing, analyzed or analysis), simply search the wild card “analy* ” or in some engines including Google “analy”, when no wild [...]

SearchWiki vs. Open Source Search

November 18th, 2008 by Livingston 0

Next Steps for Search?  Collaborative and customizable search results.  Two major players, Google and the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales, are tackling this challenge.  SearchWiki will allow for customizable results shown only to the user, this seems more similar to bookmarking than tweaking Google’s super-secret search algorithm.  However, there is an option to “see how [...]

Craigslist Sourcing

November 17th, 2008 by Livingston 0

Many think of Craigslist as a great cheap place to post jobs, but forget there are also thousands of resumes from which to source.
New York City resumes, Albany resumes, Long Island Resumes, etc, all have their own resume micro site.  While they are each a great pool for potential talent, it can be a challenge [...]

Zip Code – Data Visualization

November 16th, 2008 by Livingston 0

Ben Fry’s Zipdecode tool is over 4 years old, but I’m still impressed with its elegant design, usability and representation of every day data.  Still trying to fine tune this from a sourcing standpoint, but for some reason it helps me to visualize this site when I’m thinking about zip code radius search.  there are [...]