The Basics: Google+ for Sourcers and Recruiters

This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the DFW Texas Recruiters Network luncheon in Dallas. I’ve visited the group a couple of times and it’s always been a very engaged crowd.

My topic this week was Google+ for Sourcers and Recruiters. I shared why talent acquisition professionals should be on Google+, and a few search strings that can be used to identify candidates on the network. Glen Cathey wrote a great post for us last year on the topic so many of the strings are modified versions of what he shared. One that I added to the mix is a search string to identify female candidates on Google+. It’s simple, and very effective.

This presentation covered the basics of Google+. For more depth, don’t miss SourceCon in Atlanta in February. Laurie DesAutels and I will be doing a lab session on Google+.

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I’m still in search of a third party tool to search Google+ profiles (FindPeopleOnPlus is no longer around). If you know of anything I should consider, please share the link in the comments section below!

While you’re on Google+, be sure to circle SourceCon!

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


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