Searching through Jobboards and Linkedin! Bored? Let’s talk about some hidden facts and new tool to find candidates.

 

I guess you people heard about Hidden Linkedin profiles? No, okay I will tell you what it is:

 

Sometimes you may experience that some profiles on Linkedin comes which you never saw even after searching title wise. Well I have experienced so many times and have many examples with me.

 

You can experience the same through a Search site ” http://www.meetup.com/find/” : This is the site where you can find or create any groups related to any skills, from there you can look for  members on any particular group.

 

So for example – this is just one of the NYC groups related to the UX community >>> http://www.meetup.com/Lean-UX-NYC/members/

 

Click on “all members” and you will see 192 – it can be time consuming cross referencing the names, but it’s worth it to me if I find two or three solid candidates.

 

 

Now how to find all the Linkedin profiles on Google that includes hidden profiles and that too give more refiner results?

 

Use this link to find all the Linkedin profiles via custom search ” https://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=009462381166450434430:szzkoddrd6i

 

For example- Looking for Java Developer in London so search would be just site: Linkedin.com “Java Developer” London in the search section. This will show up all the Linkedin profiles. Click and see

 

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=009462381166450434430%3Aszzkoddrd6i&ie=UTF-8&q=%E2%80%9CJava+Developer%E2%80%9D+London+&sa=Search#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=site%3A%20Linkedin.com%20%E2%80%9CJava%20Developer%E2%80%9D%20London

 

 

You can also search widely putting “Java Developer” London in the search section. Data will be fetch from Linkedin/Twitter/Meetup. Click and see

 

http://www.google.com/cse?cx=009462381166450434430%3Aszzkoddrd6i&ie=UTF-8&q=%E2%80%9CJava+Developer%E2%80%9D+London&sa=Search#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=%E2%80%9CJava%20Developer%E2%80%9D%20London&gsc.page=1

 

I agreed on the fact that this is bit time consuming but believe me it’s worth to try once..

 

Thanks

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