Part 1 - Overcoming Limitations
LinkedIn® remains the primary site for sourcing due to its extensive accumulated data and messaging capabilities. This class covers the best practices, approaches, in-depth search techniques, email verification, messaging tactics, and posting strategies to optimize your LinkedIn sourcing efforts. Our content complements LinkedIn's Help resources, providing additional insight and expertise.
LinkedIn's structured data can pose challenges for conducting comprehensive searches for job openings. Its standardized values for companies, skills, and more cannot accommodate user input for nearly half of its members. Additionally, incomplete past job closures result in false positives and inflated results. Interactive and creative sourcing techniques are necessary to uncover matching profiles.
LinkedIn's search functions have become increasingly limited in recent years, resulting in counterintuitive and inaccurate results. Basic and Premium account holders must stay informed about ongoing changes to LinkedIn search. LinkedIn has also significantly restricted the use of Boolean search for all personal account holders. This class provides effective workarounds and best practices to overcome these limitations.
Part 1 - Lecture Outline
- Commercial Use Limit
- Premium Accounts
- Holistic Approach
- Structure & Search Limitations
- Shallow Profiles
- Affiliated Companies
- Multiple Current Positions
- Selections vs Text
- Boolean Query Limit
- Out of Network
- Incomplete Indexing
- Keyword Interpretation
- Other Limitations
- Job Search
Part 2 - LinkedIn Search Hacks and URLs
This course includes 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, and 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 review 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.
Part 2 - Lecture Outline
- LinkedIn Statistics
- Hidden Search Operators Syntax
- Advanced Search Strategies
- How to Identify Members from a List of Email Addresses
- X-Ray Hacks
Complete recordings and presentation slides for both days
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