As many recruitment professionals will agree, LinkedIn is an extremely valuable resource for researching and identifying potential candidates. However some of the common challenges with LinkedIn as a search tool may include:
- Limitations for displaying full name details
- Restricted search results based on ‘out of network’
Of course Linkedin will be very happy to remove these restrictions if you move to a paid for premium account or recruiter package… however lets face it not everyone is in a position to upgrade. This is where a good Boolean search could be very useful. Boolean searches are very useful whether you are searching Google, job sites or LinkedIn but not everyone is well practiced in creating the correct string that will bring up the relevant results – So how to create a Linkedin boolean search with ease? This is where ‘Recruitem’ comes into play. Its a great cloud based tool that provides a simple widget that takes input from drop downs and standard input boxes, this then builds up your desired search string that you can copy and paste into your search engine – a very simple and effective way to search for prospective candidates quickly.
You can visit their website at http://www.recruitin.net/.
Step 1 : Enter your profile requirements into the recruitem search box
Step 2: Create the Boolean String by pressing “Find Your People”
This will return your Boolean string in the following box!
Step 3: Display results in google or copy and paste it into a text editor and take a closer look at the strings structure and dive deeper into the world of boolean searching.
We hope you find this tool useful – a great way to get your Boolean searches under way – visit http://www.recruitin.net/ to get started.
If you have any other ways for finding talent with ease then drop us a note or comment below!