1. UK LinkedIn Profile Search Tool – from UK Sourcers
This is a Google Custom Search Engine that searches only for UK LinkedIn profiles. Just enter keywords like job titles, skills or qualifications for find potential candidates.
2.LinkedIn Cross Referencing Search Tool – from SourcingHacks
I always like to check if someone I’ve found mentioned in an article or on a company website has a LinkedIn profile – this tools makes that really quick and easy.
Getting in touch with people once you’ve found them can be tough. This tool is great for helping you work out what someone’s work email address might be. Just enter the company domain name and see email addresses at the company – is there a pattern?
Ever wondered if the people you seek are using Twitter? Use this great tool to search for keywords used in the bios of Twitter users. Search for company names or job titles coupled with a location by clicking “more options”. It’s also worth looking at an example search – the search syntax on followerwonk isn’t like any other site I’ve used.
5. List of Search Engines – from Wikipedia
Ever wondered if there’s a search engine that might be more tailored to your particular need. Check out this list. Wikipedia has loads of other lists too – from towns and cities by population size to a list of every NHS trust. It’s a great resource for sourcing!
AIRS are one of the longest running sourcing training providers. Their monthly sourcing report often contains lots of great ideas.
7. Search Engine Handbook for Recruiters – by Katharine Robinson
If you want a reference guide to Boolean search and search engine operators then this is a great resource to bookmark or print out and keep. It explains everything from using AND, OR and NOT to X-raying websites.
8. The Boolean Black Belt list of Tools, Guides & Resources – by Glen Cathey
Glen Cathey writes some of the most thorough articles on search technology and sourcing – this master list makes it easy for you to find the content from Glen that is most relevant to you right now.
9. The Boolean Strings list of Search Tools – from Irina Shamaeva
A great list of tools for you to try, compiled from a survey of Boolean Strings community members.
10. Regular Sourcing Webinars – from Shane McCusker
Shane from Intelligence Software runs regular free sourcing webinars, with a selection of great guests. It’s always worth tuning in for tips and tricks.