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02 December
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In LinkedIn We Trust? (for Passive Candidate Sourcing)

A presentation at Sourcing 7 Fall Shareback on November 20, 2014 at Amazon in Seattle. This is a case study to compare the results of LinkedIn native search and Google x-ray search.

We use a Web Developer position in Chicago as an example. The keywords in the Boolean string include Ruby, Rails, Sinatra, TDD (test driven development), and BDD (behavior driven development). We want to look for local Chicago candidates.

We learn how to improve our Boolean search string and when to use either Google x-ray or LinkedIn search.

21 March
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Advice for Contacting Developers: Straight from a Software Engineer’s Mouth

No Recruiter Spam

I met a software engineer this week at a Node.js meetup.  We chatted about Ruby vs. Nodejs and I mentioned that I ran across a blog with interesting Ruby vs. Node benchmark data.  He gave me his business card and asked me to forward him the link.  Being a LinkedIn addict, I, of course, looked him up on LinkedIn.

The very first thing I saw on his profile got my attention immediately:

Hi! Thanks for looking at my profile. If I haven’t already reached out to you, please be sure to read the section “Advice for Contacting (_Name_)” below before contacting me.

STOP! Go back and read that again!

I’m a software engineer with experience in — brace yourselves, buzz words coming! — scalable, mission critical systems that handle big data… Read more…