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The right person you’re looking for is already on LinkedIn. The key is in knowing how to build an effective search that will help you find prospective candidates with the skills, experience, and qualifications required to fill the position. Search for what people do, not just words they use.

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  1. 1. Talent Solutions Best PracticesAdvanced SearchThe right person you’re looking for is already on LinkedIn. The key is in knowing howto build an effective search that will help you find prospective candidates with theskills, experience, and qualifications required to fill the position. Search for whatpeople do, not just words they use.Refinement Filters1. Keyword Search 1Review the job description and build your search string by entering key words andphrases that you’d expect to find in a highly qualified candidates profile into theappropriate advanced search fields. Keyword searches will search all text in theprofile. Adding Boolean modifiers (quotes, parentheses, AND, OR, and NOT,) can 2help pinpoint candidates with the requisite skills and experience.2. Talent PipelineThe Talent Pipeline filters allow you to search for people in (or not in) your pipelinewho are with or without messages, notes, tags, reviews, resumes, projects, or profileactivity.3. Custom FiltersIf you’ve used any of the filters below and want to continue using those same filtersfor additional searches, you can save the filter as “custom” and access it again later. 34. Additional FiltersThe top 5 for each filter will show by default. Select “Show more…” to view the top10 and add additional criteria to the input box in the filter. For example, in this 4picture, you could choose Greater New York and enter London into the input box tolook for profiles in those two locations.Advanced Search ApproachesWhile the search filters are handy, there are other ways to approach your search thatwill help you uncover hidden talent.Use Talent Mining Techniques: • Indirect: Ask your hiring manager for the names of several people who would be a great fit – regardless of their availability. Then look up their profiles in Recruiter and click the Similar Profiles option to find up to 100 members who have similar background. You can also check out People Also Viewed for more indirect leads. • Implicit: Make assumptions. If you’ve used keywords in your search and you’re finding common groups, try removing some of your keywords but keep the groups checked. This will help you find members who have the same skills, just not the actual terms on their profiles.©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Talent Solutions Best Practices • Conceptual: Use similar terms or ones that other companies use that mean the same thing. • Natural Language: Use action words that people “do” in their jobs, such as: manage, report, oversee, verify, crunch, code, and so on.Join GroupsGroups allow LinkedIn members to discover, share, and participate in a number of professional conversations happening in theirindustry and areas of interest. • Identify target groups on LinkedIn by searching according to required skill or industry. • After you run a search in Recruiter, select the All Groups filter to identify additional groups that are relevant to your search. • Join open groups without approval by any group moderator. • Encourage hiring managers to join groups in cases where Recruiters are not granted membership by the group moderator. • If you’ve reached your 50 group limit, follow open group content.Use Research ToolsLinkedIn has different tools that you can use as part of the research process. • Use LinkedIn Skills to find related terms, professionals in your network, target companies, and relevant groups. • Use LinkedIn Company Pages to determine Target companies. • Use Career Explorer to reverse-engineer your candidate career by entering the field of study as well as required degree and industry experience.©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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