Overcoming LinkedIn's Limitations

LinkedIn remains a top site for sourcing due to its accumulated "big data" and messaging capabilities. This class will go over the best practices, approaches, search (in-depth), verifying contact emails, messaging, and posting strategies. Our content is complementary to LinkedIn's Help.

LinkedIn has structured its data in ways that make it challenging to run exhaustive searches for your opening. Its standardized values for companies, skills, etc., cannot accommodate the user input for almost half of its members. Professionals who do not "close" past jobs create false positives and inflated numbers of results. It takes interactive, creative sourcing to uncover matching profiles.

This two-day course will prepare you to solve all of your LinkedIn Sourcing challenges.

Day 1 - Overcoming Limitations

In recent years, LinkedIn has continued to limit its search functions. If you have a Basic or Premium account, you need to be aware of the ongoing changes to LinkedIn search that cause counterintuitive (even wrong) results. For all personal account holders, LinkedIn has severely limited the Boolean search. Add more than a handful of ORs, ANDs, or NOTs to your search, and you will get no results.

Fortunately, we can overcome these limitations! In this class, we cover the best practices for effectively using and getting the most out of LinkedIn. The workarounds and use cases demonstrated in this class will boost your confidence and productivity.

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Day 2 - LinkedIn Search Hacks and URLs

This course includes a wealth of advanced search strategies and hidden URLs that greatly extend your LinkedIn® capabilities. We reveal expanded location search options, a way to search for members of your groups, a hack to ensure that even out-of-network members' names appear in search results, and more in this class. However, even with these added options, there are things you cannot search for anywhere on LinkedIn (not even with Recruiter). That list includes users' patents, test scores, recommendations, work locations, to name a few. Fortunately, you can find all of them with Google, and we will show you how.

Additionally, it has become possible to find members from a list of email addresses (with no need for a paid account). Join us as we go over advanced search strategies, followed by a host of LinkedIn sourcing “hacks” related to emails and X-Raying. Need we say more? If you search for professionals on LinkedIn®, this class will multiply your sourcing powers many times.

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Class Outcomes: You will learn a collection of workarounds and best practices to make LinkedIn® Sourcing more productive than ever before. These include alternatives to or workarounds for many limitations holding your back on LinkedIn®: special search features, getting around the Boolean limits, and more!

Who will benefit: Recruiters, Sourcers, Business Development professionals, and anyone whose job involves searching for professionals online will benefit from this course.

Included: For live and recorded classes alike, all who register will receive the complete recording and presentation slides.

30 Days Support: This class includes our 30-day online support guarantee. Get answers to your questions, additional examples, and suggestions for implementing what you learn!


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Day 1 Recorded: June 23rd, 2021
Day 2 Recorded: June 24th, 2021

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