Source Faster on LinkedIn Without Spending Extra Money

Do you want to source faster? The price of great recruiting can be frustratingly high. Time is money after all and data tells us it takes 52 days to fill a position on average. So much can happen with good candidates in that amount of time. Counter offers can be made, competitors can lure talent away, email and phone numbers can change, and passive candidates may simply grow tired of a recruiting process that wasn’t a focus of theirs in the first place. So at the risk of sounding obvious, you need to spend less time on your average sourcing cycle. […]

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Boolean Search Part 2: Sourcing Candidates with Better Strings (and Questions!)

Here we are again taking a look at the mighty Boolean search when it’s used for sourcing candidates in your recruiting process. We first visited this subject a few weeks ago and the topic really benefited our readers, so we decided to dive a little deeper this time. If you haven’t read Part 1 of our Boolean exploration, I invite you to do so here (note though, it’s not necessarily critical if you already understand Boolean basics). Let’s quickly cover the Boolean basics OK, so Boolean searches work thanks to their “operators,” which are: Quotations AND OR NOT Parenthesis So, […]

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String Theory: Improve Your Candidate Sourcing With Boolean Search Basics

BOO-lean! Get it? I know, I know… but it’s nearly Halloween and I’m feeling festive, so forgive the pun. The Boolean search is a powerful and important tool in the recruiter arsenal, but the idea of Boolean searching might sound totally mysterious and even a little scary to those of you unfamiliar with the practice. There’s nothing to fear here though, let’s look at Boolean searches, operators and terms together. We’ll define what they are and how to best use them in your recruiting process. NOTE: For those advanced Boolean-ers out there, this post probably isn’t for you. This article […]

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