UK Sourcers News – 21st January 2013

UK Sourcers Meetup at the Amazon Development Centre in London - January 2013

UK Sourcers

We’d like to send a big thank you to the guys at Amazon for hosting our meetup on 11th January.

The surroundings were fantastic and the pizza and beers went down very well after an afternoon of sourcery. Thanks as well to everyone that came along and shared sourcing tips and tricks! You can find a few more pictures on our Facebook page, do feel free to tag yourself if you were there.

It would be remiss of me not to remind you that Amazon are currently looking to hire sourcing talent – remember to mention us if you talk to them.

Our New Year Sourcing Assignments continue in the UK Sourcers LinkedIn group. This week’s assignment, to be posted on Thursday morning, will look at editing and evolving your search strings to get the search results you want.

Facebook Graph Search

By far the biggest news in social recruiting last week was Facebook’s Graph Search. I’ve requested access to the Beta version but so far have not had the opportunity to play with it. I like this Facebook Graph Search write up from Jim Stroud.

Search Engines

At the UK Sourcers Meetup, I highlighted a blog post detailing a Google Search operator called AROUND to attendees. They, like me, had been unaware of it. I had some doubts about whether or not it really worked – I’m hoping that between us we can figure out what AROUND is all about.

Finding Email Addresses

Another big talking point at the UK Sourcers meetup was a trick brought to our attention by Glen Cathey to find just about anyone’s email address using the Raportive Plugin with Gmail. I installed the plugin and tried it our during the meetup and it worked wonderfully.

Twitter

Also a hot topic at our meetup – Twitter is of often a real point of confusion for Recruiters. If you find you are a bit bemused by Twitter then it’s worth looking at this list of 5 common mistakes made by recruiters, written by @cincyrecruiter.
If you are already rocking Twitter then you might enjoy these posts:
24 Easy Ways to Build a Targeted Twitter Following – From Blogging Wizard
Doubling (Or Even Tripling) Your Retweets In Under 10 Minutes – From Top Dog Social Media

Viadeo

Viadeo is a French professional network, similar to LinkedIn. Last week they announced three news items. The upcoming launch of an innovation lab in San Francisco, the acquisition of French startup Pealk and that it has 50 million members. This is really interesting stuff, especially if you remember what a nice LinkedIn search tool Pealk was…

Well, that is quite a bit of news. If you think I’ve missed anything, do let me know.

About TheSourceress

Katharine Robinson has written 98 post(s) for this blog.

Katharine (aka TheSourceress) began sourcing in April 2008 with a small Executive Search business specialising in Renewable Energy and, in March 2010, won the title of Grandmaster Sourcer at SourceCon in San Diego. Katharine has also worked in-house with Capgemini Consulting and is now working as a Freelance Consultant and Trainer.

Katharine (aka TheSourceress) began sourcing in April 2008 with a small Executive Search business specialising in Renewable Energy and, in March 2010, won the title of Grandmaster Sourcer at SourceCon in San Diego. Katharine has also worked in-house with Capgemini Consulting and is now working as a Freelance Consultant and Trainer.