Who Can You Find Online?<br />By Katharine Robinson<br />Find TheSourceress online<br />
The Vital Statistics<br />World Population: 6,845,609,960 <br />Total Internet Users: 1,966,514,816 (That’s 29%)<br />[As ...
What are we all doing online in the uk?<br />1 in 4 UK internet users have a blog<br />60% of internet users read blogs<br...
Ever thought about googling for a candidate?<br />A quick Google search for CV related data returns an estimated 800 milli...
What is A search engine?<br />
A search engine is a giant database<br />A database full of webpages<br /><ul><li>Text on the page
Title of the page
URL (address) of the page
The type of file
Date
Other data about the page</li></li></ul><li>Let’s look for A CV<br />
When building your search string<br />The intitle: operator<br />CV type keywords<br />The filetype: operator<br />Industr...
Let’s look for lists of people<br />
(conference OR exhibition OR seminar OR workshop) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:xls) (list OR directory) (attendee OR delegate...
Components of your search string<br />Location<br />Job titles or industry keywords<br />List keywords<br />Event type key...
Find target companies<br />LinkedIn Company Search: http://www.linkedin.com/companies<br />Industry Associations<br />Yell...
Targeting companies<br />
Targeting linkedIn<br />
Searching LinkedIn<br />site:uk.linkedin.com<br />Add keywords<br /><ul><li>Location
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ERA Conference - Who can you find online?

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Presented by Katharine Robinson (aka TheSourceress) at the Executive Research Association Annual Conference on 6th April 2011.

This presentation represents some of the first things I learnt when I started out in Internet sourcing.

For more about the ERA see http://www.theera.org

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  1. 1. Who Can You Find Online?<br />By Katharine Robinson<br />Find TheSourceress online<br />
  2. 2. The Vital Statistics<br />World Population: 6,845,609,960 <br />Total Internet Users: 1,966,514,816 (That’s 29%)<br />[As of March 2011]<br />UK Population: 62,348,447<br />Total UK Internet Users: 51,442,100 (That’s 82.5%)<br />UK Facebook Users: 27,806,860 (That’s 54% of internet users)<br />[As of August 2010]<br />How Much Information does the internet contain?<br />
  3. 3. What are we all doing online in the uk?<br />1 in 4 UK internet users have a blog<br />60% of internet users read blogs<br />64 % have a profile on a Social Network<br />¼ use their mobile phone to surf the web<br />1 in 3 agree with the statement “I couldn’t live without the internet”<br />[Stats via Simply Zesty Ltd]<br />
  4. 4. Ever thought about googling for a candidate?<br />A quick Google search for CV related data returns an estimated 800 million web pages.<br />
  5. 5. What is A search engine?<br />
  6. 6. A search engine is a giant database<br />A database full of webpages<br /><ul><li>Text on the page
  7. 7. Title of the page
  8. 8. URL (address) of the page
  9. 9. The type of file
  10. 10. Date
  11. 11. Other data about the page</li></li></ul><li>Let’s look for A CV<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
  14. 14.
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17. When building your search string<br />The intitle: operator<br />CV type keywords<br />The filetype: operator<br />Industry, job title and/or skill keywords<br />Location<br />
  18. 18. Let’s look for lists of people<br />
  19. 19. (conference OR exhibition OR seminar OR workshop) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:xls) (list OR directory) (attendee OR delegate OR members)<br />
  20. 20. Components of your search string<br />Location<br />Job titles or industry keywords<br />List keywords<br />Event type keywords<br />Name keywords<br />Filetyples<br />Page titles<br />
  21. 21. Find target companies<br />LinkedIn Company Search: http://www.linkedin.com/companies<br />Industry Associations<br />Yellow Pages<br />ZoomInfo<br />Wikipedia<br />Google Sets<br />
  22. 22. Targeting companies<br />
  23. 23. Targeting linkedIn<br />
  24. 24. Searching LinkedIn<br />site:uk.linkedin.com<br />Add keywords<br /><ul><li>Location
  25. 25. Job title
  26. 26. Companies
  27. 27. Skills
  28. 28. Qualifications
  29. 29. Group names</li></li></ul><li>Google Advanced Search<br />
  30. 30. Google Advanced Search<br />
  31. 31. Resources<br />Using Google: <br />Google Guide (not from Google): http://googleguide.com<br />Advanced Search: http://www.google.co.uk/advanced_search<br />Google Alerts: http://google.com/alerts<br />
  32. 32. Any questions?<br />katharine@sourceress.co.uk<br />http://sourceress.com<br />Or just Google me!<br />

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