Flashback 6 years ago… what were you doing as a recruiter? I am still having trouble believing 6 years ago was actually just 2009. Every so often I like to go back into the sourcing tip vault and look at some of archives to see what I was doing a few years ago. The other day I came across 6 sourcing tip videos from 2009, some have been posted and others not. I decided to place them up here because most if not all are still relevant.

These are 6 short tutorials from 2009 that you may still find to be helpful.  Enjoy and share along. Don’t kill the messenger if they are too basic or no longer relevant to all!

X-ray Twitter with Google

An easy and straight forward way to x-ray search Twitter to find bios and relevant twits (that’s twitter peeps) for your search.  Read more about x-raying for recruiters

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Recruiting with Google Insights, Trending Topics and Phrases

Learn how to leverage Google Insights for talent mapping. Understand how other’s are searching your topic and what their success rates are to help guide you to a concise and targeted search campaign. Read more about Google in recruitment

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Yahoo Link domain Search: Search LinkedIn to Twitter

All search engines do not think alike nor do they speak the same language. Here is a short example of how to leverage Yahoo!’s linkdomain: search to x ray Twitter to find relevant bios.

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Recruiting with Bing’s Hasfeed

Bing is (was in 2009) the new live and the new live is still old…(Get it). Take a look as the Hasfeed search feature and how you can leverage this in your search. Target specific feeds or links within results that are attached to resumes.

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Creating the Basics: Using Job Titles to Create a Simple Boolean Search

Learn to use Indeed and other job boards / search tools to research job titles that are relevant to your search and use those job titles to create straight forward powerful Boolean Searches.

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Recruiting with FireFox: Down-Them-All (This is still rocking)

Firefox is the browser of choice for a lot of recruiters. Take a quick look at how to leverage the Add on “Down them All” to export mass resumes from your search into your database.

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By Ryan Leary

Ryan Leary helps create the processes, ideas and innovation that drives RecruitingDaily. He’s our in-house expert for anything related to sourcing, tools or technology. A lead generation and brand buzz building machine, he has built superior funnel systems for some of the industries top HR Tech and Recruitment brands. He is a veteran to the online community and a partner here at RecruitingDaily.