Another Way to Search LinkedIn Without Boolean

As JobSync works on a new tool for searching applicant tracking systems, an ERE reader from Glattbrugg, Switzerland, emailed me today to tell me about a new tool for searching LinkedIn.

It’s called “RecruitIn,” with the last two letters a play on the “In” from LinkedIn.

With RecruitIn, you put in some search parameters, click on the “open in Google” button, and, voila, you have yourself a search of possible job candidates, comprised of people who’ve created profiles on LinkedIn.

Article Continues Below

You can get more than 100 results, and see “out of network” connections for LinkedIn public profiles.

RecruitIn was created by a London company called Clever Biscuit (“a young company driven by passion and bucket loads of caffeine,” Clever Biscuit says). RecruitIn’s history is explained briefly here.

Topics

3 Comments on “Another Way to Search LinkedIn Without Boolean

  1. RecruitIn is, essentially, acting as a front end for Google right now – the service they offer is constructing search queries (and storing queries).

    Which is neat, and they are improving its function and correcting bugs frequently, but I think it’s good to be clear about what it is, and what it isn’t.

  2. It’s good to hear about new tools and it’s great that Sourcecon provides the opportunity to leave visible feedback. This tool seems to be mentioned across LinkedIn’s groups quite a bit. Yes, correct, they use the entered words and menus selections and put them into pre-constructed search strings. This site can be duplicated by a web developer in a few hours.

    However, constructing queries is a tricky business, since queries need to be specific to what you search for. Automatic search string creation for “anything” is that recruiters’ dream – and an excellent marketing message. It can’t be done (not in this generality), sorry!

    With this particular tool there are currently many misleading searches created. Take a look at the search results for a search for degrees, for example (narrow it down to see fewer results). Some testing is to be done at least to avoid that.

    If this is worthwhile (as a source for good search examples perhaps?) they should eventually have some “customer success” stories and be careful upfront about their marketing messages.

    As for the “Boolean” it often means “advanced search syntax” – which is created for you with this tool. If we talk about the “original” Boolean as ability to use the AND OR and NOT logic, that can’t be automated ever. 🙂

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *