Here are the various documents and some resources that support this session. Enjoy!
- Candidate Sourcing Here are the slides for the presentation that covers the basic concepts for developing a sourcing plan [based on the candidate profile]. Download the presentation here [PDF] and workbook notes here [PDF].
- Searching for Candidates on Google: Part 1 The presentation slides introducing the basics of Boolean search operators. Download the presentation here [PDF] and workbook notes here [PDF].
- Sample Hacks A short list of search strings to play with [to be expanded so check back later].
- Boolean Searching on the Internet Database searching is often based on the principles of Boolean logic. Google is no exception which makes this primer particularly useful.
- The Essentials of Google Search From Google these pages cover everything from choosing search terms through using the advanced search option.
- Google Tutor Tips and tutorials including a Google Search Manual that covers basics like building a search query and adding basic operators to more advanced stuff.
- Google Guide This online tutorial is made up of easy to digest chapters with plenty of examples and problems to work through, up to expert levels. Includes a useful two-page quick reference.
- Google People Search [Wendy Boswell, About.com] An overview of using Google to find people.
- Firefox 3 The latest version of Firefox is by far the best browser for sourcing because of the large number of useful add-ons that support candidate sourcing and related search…
- Advanced Dork Quick access to Google’s advanced operators directly from the context menu
- Customize Google This extension enhances Google search results by adding extra information like links to Yahoo, Ask, AllTheWeb, Live, Lycos, Technorati, Feedster, Wikipedia, Bloglines, Altavista, A9. It also removes unwanted information like ads and spam.
- DownThemAll! A download manager particularly helpful for saving results to your desktop. Here is an excellent tutorial by Geoff Peterson on StaffBytes.com:
Firefox Video Tutorial: Get ALL The Resumes
- Google Toolbar for Firefox As if you needed telling!
- Hyperwords Select any text on any page for one-click access to references, searches, conversions, translations and so on.
- LinkedIn Companion Access LinkedIn’s search directly from highlighted text on the web page, from the toolbar and more.
- More Add-ons Depending on your level of interest and comfort there are many useful extensions that can enhance your sourcing experience and browsing fun. Check them out…
- Sourcing Bookmarklets Glenn Gutmacher’s collection of sourcing applets
- Surfing Bookmarklets A useful collection from Bookmarklets.com [includes user groups]
- Argali White & Yellow Directory look-up tool.
- The Recruiters Guide to Google [Password is google101] Courtesy of Jim Stroud
- Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Series of 4 videos bu Otis Collier
- Sourcing Resumes Using Yahoo! and Firefox
- Social Networking in Plain English A Common Craft tutorial
- RSS in Plain English Another Common Craft video
- Google Hacks 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tricks This is the entire book, a collection of tested solutions with a variety of interesting ways for power users to mine the enormous amount of information that Google indexes.
- Resume Forensics Jim Stroud’s collection of tips, hacks and procedures for sourcing candidates online. Two more useful resources from Jim Stroud: Digability – Yahoo Commando [PDF] and Digability – Cheat Sheet [PDF].
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