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    • Recruiting Tools
      • Using Online Tools To Save Time & Money, Increase Productivity And Find Talent
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Presentation Overview:
      • A. Tips & Tricks to Save Time and Increase Productivity: Utilities
      • B. Recruiting-specific Tools: Company Information & People Finders
      • C. Social Networking and Web 2.0 Tools
      • Note: Because of range of technological prowess among attendees, some tips may seem obvious to some.
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • A Quick Overview: Brian McGreevy
      • Professional Background :
      • 12 years as Reporter & Editor ( Atlanta Journal-Constitution + business press “industry expert” covering top public accounting firms)
      • Master’s of Library & Information Science (2000)
      • 8 years as Senior Research Analyst at Spencer Stuart Associates (retained executive search)
      • 44 years as Music Librarian & 28 years as DJ McGroovy Music library in “man cave” slideshow - http://tinyurl.com/6q29g7
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Utilities to Save Time: TinyURL.com
      • My last slide contained a hotlink to a slideshow in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that originally contains 70 characters
      • Clicking TinyURL (free toolbar button) automatically creates a much shorter (and non-expiring) link for the page you are currently at. Thus, 25 = 70.
      • This helps avoid wrap-around in emails, retyping and saves characters in Twitter (of your 140 total).
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Utilities to Save Time/Worry: Internet Browser
      • Hand’s down winner: Mozilla Firefox (22% market share)
      • Why Firefox:
      • Safety - Safer browsing, fewer threats and more frequent updates as well as AdBlock Plus add-on
      • More customizable with personalized choice of search engines and sites (see image) as well as add-ons, such as LinkedIn Companion and Xmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
      • Browser Utilities: Xmarks Bookmark Synchronizer
      • A free add-on for the Firefox browser that syncs and backs up your bookmarks across multiple computers and more. > 3 million users
      • Seamlessly sync changes to your bookmarks and passwords across all your computers and Web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari).
      • Automatically backup your bookmarks (and/or passwords) after every change.
      • Always have access to your bookmarks from Xmarks website.
      • Xmarks will highlight the three top sites in your Google results based on how many people have bookmarked them. Also get site info based on user comments.
      • Link : http://www.xmarks.com/download
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Browser Utilities: LinkedIn Toolbar
      • Use toolbars & browser add-ons to fully leverage LinkedIn network & contacts
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • LinkedIn’s Jobs Insider add-on for Firefox
      • Job hunters take note:
      • Use Jobs Insider to find network contacts working at companies posting jobs with the major online posting services: Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, Craigslist, SimplyHired, Dice, or Vault.
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
      • Save Time & Increase Productivity: Furl It!
      • Problem:
      • Feeling overwhelmed by information overload?
      • Too many Web pages to read, bookmark, save for reference, or print.
      • Solution: Furl It!
      • Save cached copy, add your own tags, email & share results, join social bookmarking groups
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Furl.net
      • What it is:
      • Free online repository of full-text cached snapshots of Web pages you want to save
      • Create your own Topic tags for easy retrieval
      • Why it’s important:
      • Accessible online anywhere, any computer
      • Eliminates printing (receipts too)
      • Less need for bookmarks / favorites
      • Link to “How People Use Furl” and “Furl Features” link
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Furl example
      • New York Times story: “The Secrets Of The Talent Scouts”
      • Furl toolbar button
      • Highlighted text in story automatically added to “Clipping” in pop-up window
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Furl searching
      • Full-text search of all pages you save
      • Search other Furl members public pages and comments
      • Find similar Furl page savers
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Utility: Google Voice
      • Solution :
      • A single unified phone number and voicemail box. Your choice of area code.
      • Voicemail transcriptions
      • Non-deleting SMS text messages
      • Search, sort, save, forward, copy and paste voicemail messages
      • Free teleconferencing & cheap international phone calls
      • Problem :
      • Multiple phones and voicemail boxes
      • Voicemail & SMS text overload
      • Telemarketers and lack of call-screening options
      • Generic voicemail messages
      • Long-distance charges
      • Google Voice (fka GrandCentral)
      • Unified communication — the cellphone, the Web and e-mail. All of it free — even ad-free.
      • Link to NYTimes’ David Pogue story with video demo.
      • Features link .
      • Sign-up link .
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Teleconference Utility: Skype 4.0
      • Free download with 400 million users
      • Free high-quality video calls
      • Free PC-to-PC calls
      • Cheap rates to access landlines and mobile phones
      • Send files to users on video call
      • Forward Skype calls to cell phone when offline
      • Send SMS (text) messages to mobile phones
      • Send SMS text messages to cell phones
      Why important? Small businesses avoid capital investments. A smart play in a recession. Demo link : http://tinyurl.com/a3qo47 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
      • B. Finding Information About Companies And People
      • Paid vs. Free Resources = Get What You Pay For
      • Common for-fee services for recruiters: Hoover’s , OneSource , ZoomInfo , Factiva , Nexis
      • Why pay? Because you value your time and effort.
      • What you get:
      • Search granularity
      • Data export options (Excel spreadsheets or Word docs)
      • Nuanced news alerts from authoritative sources + Boolean searches of cached content
      • Peel back the “Invisible Web”
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Hoover’s Example
      • Metro Atlanta Companies
      • >$5 Million in annual revenue
      • Job Titles : HR + Marketing management + Research Directors
      • Results: 31 fields + 2466 names exported to Excel spreadsheet
      • Ability to sort results by:
      • Revenue or income
      • Public/private
      • Ultimate parent
      • Zip code
      • Primary industry
      • % change for staff/income/revenue
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Hoover’s Example Strengths : Keyword searching of bios & job titles, IPO info, Excel Weaknesses : Better data from larger/public cos., bios not exportable 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Finding Company Info: Fee vs. Free
      • List of Lists: From Yahoo! to Gary Price to SpecialIssues.com
      Free vs. $300/year 3582 magazines 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Finding Company Info: Fee vs. Free
      • Examples :
      • Google or Archive.org vs. ZoomInfo (47M people + 5M cos.) See: Google hack + cached results .
      • OneSource = “twofer” (17M cos. + 21M execs)
      • Dow Jones Factiva (17K sources) alert “interim CFO”
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Company Info: Free
      • Public Library Resources :
      • Books = So last century
      • Reference databases = 21st
      • Limited local library access
      • Statewide access = Galileo
      • ABI/Inform: 4,055 mags + Factiva (11,450 sources) + Hoover’s (D&B)
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Free Hoover’s example: CheckFree (1 of 6)
      • Search Path :
      • Local library / Reference Databases / Galileo / Business & Company Info / Company Info / Hoover’s Company Capsules & Profiles / Checkfree
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Free Hoover’s example: CheckFree (2 of 6) 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Free Hoover’s example: CheckFree (3 of 6)
      • Full Overview provides more detail on partners (hyperlinked) and strategy. Annual financials from Edgar Online (fee service) limited to pre-acquisition (Note: not all shown on right).
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Free Hoover’s example: CheckFree (4 of 6) 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Free Hoover’s example: CheckFree (5 of 6) Note: Paid content includes many bios. 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Free Hoover’s example: CheckFree (6 of 6) 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Company Info: More Free Resources
      • Local Library Resources (non-Galileo)
      • Reference databases from ReferenceUSA:
        • CorpTech
        • US Businesses
        • US Healthcare
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • CorpTech database search: Atlanta Cable Sales (1 of 5) Location search: Atlanta = 408 results, Norcross = 164, Georgia = 1872. Limit: Print/Download 25 per search. 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • CorpTech database search: Atlanta Cable Sales (2 of 5) Note : Geographic market area, Industry sold to, Email format, Government contract status 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • CorpTech database search: Atlanta Cable Sales (3 of 5) Note : Lines of business indicated, SIC + NAICS codes, Business overview 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • CorpTech database search: Atlanta Cable Sales (4 of 5) Note : Estimated sales for private company, Staff #, Sales/Staff 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • CorpTech database search: Atlanta Cable Sales (5 of 5) Note : Currently listed execs for whom changes have been recorded since May 1995 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • US Businesses database search (1 of 6)
      • Search Path : Local library / Reference Databases / Business / Reference USA / US Businesses (14.1M cos.)
      Geographic search results: Metro-Atlanta companies (>$5M) = 13,823 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • US Businesses database search (2 of 6)
      • Search Path Walk-Through :
        • Guided Search (1 of 5)
        • Business Characteristics
          • (none initially chosen)
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • US Businesses database search (3 of 6)
      • Search Path Walk-Through :
        • Guided Search (2 of 5)
        • Size of Business
          • # Employees
          • Sales Volume
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • US Businesses database (4 of 6)
      • Search Path Walk-Through :
      • Guided Search (3 of 5)
        • Geography
          • Radius
          • Area Code
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • US Businesses database search (5 of 6)
      • Search Path Walk-Through :
      • Guided Search (4 of 5)
      • Other Selections
        • Executive Title
        • Gender
        • Fortune 1000
        • Number of PCs
        • Square Footage
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • US Businesses database search (6 of 6)
      • Search Path Walk-Through :
      • Guided Search (5 of 5)
      • Review Selections (revise)
        • Added job titles = 3,376 cos.
        • HR-only = 2,860
        • Tech Manufacturers (using NAICS codes) = 118 with revenue > $50M
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders: Free ZabaSearch.com
      • Problem :
      • Have individual’s first and last name but no longer at last-known company
      • Partial Solution :
      • ZabaSearch.com to find home phone based on last-known work state
        • Works best for unusual last names
        • Results: Previous cities/addresses associated with name; possible age; possible middle initial
        • Tip: Google to find middle initial for your target: “FirstName * LastName” + “Company Name”
      Results : Age + current address + 3 prior. Ex-wife’s address. Plus six other close relatives at different addresses in GA. 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders: Free PeopleFinders.com
      • Problem :
      • Have individual’s first and last name but no longer at last-known company
      • Partial Solution :
      • PeopleFinders.com to find home location based on known work states
        • Works best for unusual last names
        • Results: Previous cities associated with name; possible age; possible relative(s) for home phone look-ups; possible middle initial
        • Tip: Google to find middle initial for your target: “FirstName * LastName” AND “Company Name”
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders: Free Switchboard.com, 411.com, Google PhoneBook Problem : Home-phones = buggy whips 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders - New Tools for Web 2.0 World: 123People.com
      • 123People.com = meta-search engine of publicly available information
      • Searches in real time not cached pages, so it’s current
      • Results include :
      • Pictures, email addresses, home phone & contact info, Amazon Wish Lists, microblogs, Weblinks, documents, blogs, biography, video, news, social network profiles, tag cloud
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders - New Tools for Web 2.0 World: Wink.com
      • Wink claims to be the world's largest people search engine.
      • Find people by name and get their phone number, address, Websites, photos, work, school, more.
      • Just teamed up with Reunion.com
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders - New Tools for Web 2.0 World: Spock.com (1 of 2)
      • People-based search engine that indexes people-related documents across the Web:
      • “ Instantly find where all your friends are on the web.”
      Note : Sources limited 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders - New Tools for Web 2.0 World: Spock.com (2 of 2) Spock delivers unusual results set (see image on left) and highlights keywords in context. However, any further details about Michael Hilton , for example, will cost $19.95 says an annoying pop-up window. One can scroll around the page to get pertinent details but no active hyperlinks. 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders - New Tools for Web 2.0 World: Pipl.com (1 of 3)
      • Another site claiming to be the #1 people finder in the world. Also claims to tap the “Invisible Web” or “Deep Web” of searchable databases, where it extracts facts, contact details and other relevant information from personal profiles, member directories, scientific publications, court records, etc.
      • Simple interface with few search variables.
      • Results set includes:
        • Photos (scroll over for caption/source), home contact info, personal profiles (MySpace), professional profiles (ex. LinkedIn, Spoke, others), SEC filings, email addresses, Web pages, blog posts, and documents.
      • Easily searchable by screen name or email address too.
      • See next page for snapshot of Pipl results.
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders - New Tools for Web 2.0 World: Pipl.com (2 of 3)
      • Results : Name search
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • People Finders - New Tools for Web 2.0 World: Pipl.com (3 of 3)
      • Results : Screen Name
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • The Rise of Social Networks &Web 2.0 (user-generated content)
      • Much of what I’ve covered up to this point centers on identifying companies and passive candidates and/or those with landlines.
      • With these folks, recruiters have to reach out and get “permission” from the contact to start the job/career dialogue.
      • Active candidates are now much easier to find.
      Some Thoughts On The Web 2.0 World
      • YouTube now ranks 2 nd for search queries – Yahoo! (3 rd ).
      • Time spent on social network sites = one of every six minutes spent online. (official Google blog 2-16-09)
      • Web 2.0 now 4 th most popular online usage; email now 5th (1-3 = Search; portals; PC software). ( Nielsen 3-10-09)
      • 116M Web users in USA read at least 1 blog/month. (eMarketer)
      • Social networks & blogs used by 2/3 of all global users.
      • Many more mobile phones than computers. Engage people with available technology.
      • Social networking popularity = demand to access network via phone.
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • The Rise of Social Networks &Web 2.0 (user-generated content)
      • What does this mean for recruiters?
        • Web 2.0 = Threat + Opportunity
        • Your Clients = Competitors looking to directly connect with prospects & candidates
        • Active job seekers leverage open and shared connections & networks
        • Social Networks aid sourcing, messaging, reference checking and sales
        • Shared information and self-publishing compounds information glut
        • Recruiters need to create & manage their own online presence and network
      Source : The Complete Web 2.0 Directory 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • The Rise of Social Networks &Web 2.0 (user-generated content)
      • Keeping Up – Blogs
      • Blog search tool: Technorati.com
      • Some of my favorite recruiter-oriented blogs:
        • RecruitingBlogs.com
        • TheRecruitersLounge.com
        • Shally Steckerl at JobMachine.com
        • BooleanSearchStrings
      • Keeping Up – Social Networks
      • Top Three:
      • LinkedIn + Plaxos (fee)
      • Twitter
      • Facebook?
      • Ning?
      • Others?
      • Tip: Since self-published microblog postings on Twitter are indexed on Google, so instead of broadcasting “What Are You Doing?” on Twitter or even “What’s On Your Mind” on Facebook, it’s probably better to share “What’s Important To Me.”
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • New Ways to Search: EcoSmartSearch.com (1 of 2)
      • Typical Google search results :
      • "six sigma" "black belt" ("procter * gamble" OR "p&g") (cincinnati OR cleveland)
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy Since today is St. Patrick’s Day and “green” is the order of the day – Let’s look at searching “green”…
    • New Ways to Search: EcoSmartSearch. com (2 of 2)
      • Customized Google Search results :
      • "six sigma" "black belt" ("procter * gamble" OR "p&g") (cincinnati OR cleveland)
      Company aims to save energy with dark backgrounds. Hard to make out bolded search terms though it’s easy on the eyes with fewer ads too. 17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy
    • Recruiting Tools
      • Using Online Tools To Save Time & Money, Increase Productivity And Find Talent
      17 March 2009 Presentation to the Technology Association Of Georgia’s Recruiting Society by Brian McGreevy