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The term "X-Ray search" was popularized in the early years of online recruitment, and it stuck. If you haven't heard the term before, it just means using the site: operator. While the idea is old, strong X-Ray search skills have only grown more important over time.

Increasing decentralization of data requires sourcers to identify and explore new sites quickly for details about target professionals. X-Ray search skills are also crucial for well-known sites (e.g., LinkedIn or Facebook) due to limitations of those sites' internal search capabilities.

Beyond understanding the site: operator, which we will explain in detail, you must also be able to pick out common and specific elements (such as parts of URLs, page titles, or key phrases in the pages' text) within the pages of sites. Searching for these elements in conjunction with the site: operator allows for more exact searches.

We will show you how to select these elements efficiently and increase your X-Ray "X"pertise! We'll also review a range of examples, including many of today's most popular social and professional networks.

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Class Outcomes: Increase your X-Ray "X"pertise by learning how best to apply the site: operator and select common and specific elements for your target results.

Who Will Benefit: Anyone who has a good grasp of basic Google search, but finds X-Ray searching mysterious or challenging, will benefit from this course.

Included: Whether you attend the live class or purchase a recording, everyone who takes this course will receive a complete recording and the presentation slides to keep.

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!

Optional Workshop: For the live version of the class, we offer a second session the following morning to provide extended Q&A and real-time demonstrations of how to apply what was taught in the Lecture to your daily work. We also provide the option to purchase recordings of this session for those who may find it beneficial.


Upcoming Session - Limited Seating

Lecture: Wednesday, October 6th @ 8 AM to 9 AM Pacific time
Workshop: Thursday, October 7th @ 8 AM to 9 AM Pacific time

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Recordings will be available for purchase after the live presentation.

After providing payment, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for completing your live class registration(s) or accessing your selected recording(s) within one business day. We will send these instructions to the email you provide during checkout.