Sourcing Workshop: Tools and Resources 1

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].

Google Basics

Firefox Downloads

  • 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
    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…

More Downloads

Video Tutorials

More Reading

  • 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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One comment on “Sourcing Workshop: Tools and Resources

  1. Reply Nikki Gordon Jul 16,2008 3:49 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that the BROWN BAG RECRUITER session “No Cost/Low Cost Sourcing Workshop and Clinic” was very informative! I personally took a lot away that will help me in my ongoing development of a strong sourcing and research team for 7-Eleven, Inc. My researcher that was able to attend was invigorated and inspired. She can not wait to put her new learning into place ASAP! We are excited for the next event!

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