Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Search technique using E-mail domains

Domain Name Search:

An easy way to find people on the Internet is by searching with 'the domain part' of the of the e-mail address of the company. It is a proven success for gathering lump sum names from large companies who provide their employees an email ID with the company name extension in it.


E-mail ID <---------------------------------------------> Key Word to Google

Mbtyler <------------------->"" +"sales manager"

Andrew <----------->"" +"sales rep" +(Texas OR TX)

Andy.bloch <--------->"" +"area manager" +(California OR CA)

CTC Search [Excel Search]

Just like that names:

Getting names from the deep web isn't that difficult. Here is another strategy that could come handy when you feel a bit bored with yours.

Let us consider that we need to identify "Quality Managers". You would have already worked on a search for months together and may even start thinking that you are running out of names or the search has reached saturation. Try this method in your search and see the difference that it brings ...

We call this searh as CTC [Candidate Tracking Chart] search OR Excel /XLS search
1. Gather all the alternate titles for the search. The more you have the alternate titles the more will be your results.
[here in this example I use the keys "quality manager" and "quality controller"]
2. Let us assume that we need candidates from California area
3. Formulate a keyword like this: [Note the special search operators like filetype:XLS]
("Quality manager" OR "quality controller") +(California OR CA) +(name OR phone OR mail OR contat OR zip OR address) filetype:xls
4. Use the above keywords in various searchengines. Your search will yield only MS Excel file search results that normally will range from 4 results to 900 results.
5. If you still see unnecessary files piled up on the results page you may wish to add the following keywords to filter your search:
+(attendees OR participants OR registrants OR members OR list OR directory OR "source book")
[these keywords are most powerful when used with the "inurl:" and "intitle:" operators]

Wish you all success.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Cold Calling!

Not to read aloud

Usage of inappropriate Nicknames may lead to worse consequences. I had one such experience in the past that made me alert the team on appropriate use of 'Alias/Nickname'. Remember this is not Eddie... before you proceed to ...
---- Original Message -----

To: Edward Proctor
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 12:44 AM
Subject: RE: Opportunity -Reg.

Eddie, I'm not sure from where you got my name, maybe our website, in any case I would have expected you to have undertaken a modicum of research prior to reaching out to me -my name is not Eliza its Elizabeth (annoying isn't it when people don't take the time to get it right!) and the position I currently hold is quite a bit more senior than the position for which you are trying to recruit.

Never-the-less, thank you for your interest in me however I wish to stay in the travel industry and do not see my future in IT


Elizabeth H*******
VP Global Communications
Cendant Travel Distribution Services
* ****** Way, Parsippany, NJ, 07**4, USA
Tel: +1 973 *** *373
Cell (US) : +1 *** *12 2061
Mobile (Eur) +44 77* 09 453**


Alias / Nicknames

Let us learn some personal nicknames. Learning them is proved to be useful for sourcing. Also known as pet name, shortened name, truncated name, alternate name, name derivative, associated name, hypocoristic form of a name, diminutized name, or diminuted name. Sometimes related to "alias."

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Do you have hard time searching names on the internet? Chill out for some time... here comes the free resume resources... that will keep you going...hassle free
Although many of the sites listed below require some kind of registration, each was found to be 100% free sources for resumes. Should you find that any of these sites have initiated resume search fees, please inform me so that I may remove their link.


We often and repeatedly use certain tools everyday on our searches. Cuztomizing the browser makes thing easier to access and it saves your time. You can drag your toolbar, Links bar, and Address bar anywhere you want them. You can even combine them to save space.


1. One Click Away: Add the Phone Directory & Reverse phone lookups in the Links bar [Delete the default websites]. To display the Links bar, a handy place to keep your favorite Web sites, click the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Links.
2. Google Toolbar
3. Linkedin Toolbar
4. Taskbar – Dictionary, Volume control, Outlook Express [having many icons on the windows desktop taskbar slows down the system performance; delete unnecessary icons]

[To understand the above four you may click on the illustration image above, open it and see how the command icons are organized to suit a researcher's need]


1. To see the names of the buttons on the toolbar, click the View menu, point to Toolbars, click Customize, and then click Show Text.
2. To stop downloading a page, press ESC.
3. To change your home page to the page you have open, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click Use Current.
4. To gain space on your hard disk by deleting temporary files, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click Delete Files.
5. You can add folders to your Favorites list by clicking the Favorites menu and then clicking Organize Favorites.
6. You can remove a shortcut from your Favorites or Links list or menu by right-clicking it and then clicking Delete.
7. To turn off the underlines in Web page links, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
8. To change a favorite site's offline properties, right-click the item on your Favorites list, and then click Properties.
9. To screen which Web sites can appear on your computer, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, click the Content tab, and then click Enable.
10. You can use the Media Explorer Bar to view and listen to media content on the web.
11. To go to the next page, press ALT+RIGHT ARROW.
12. To go to the previous page, press ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE.
13. You can see a list of Web sites you have visited recently by clicking the History button on the toolbar.
14. You can move your cursor into the Address bar by pressing ALT+D.
15. You can tell if the Web site you're on is secure; a lock icon appears on the status bar. For more information, double-click the icon.
16. You can add and remove buttons on the toolbar by right-clicking the toolbar and then clicking Customize.
17. You can save a Web page for offline reading by clicking the File menu and then clicking Save As.
18. Instead of clicking the Back button, you can press the BACKSPACE key to move back a page.
19. You can switch between a regular-sized Internet Explorer window and full-screen mode by pressing F11.
20. To save a page or picture without opening it, right-click the link for the item you want, and then click Save Target As.
21. You can get e-mail when a Web site changes. First make the site available for reading offline, then change its Download tab properties.
22. To make Web pages load faster, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, click the Advanced tab, then turn off sounds and pictures.
23. When you add a Web page to your Favorites list, you can also make it available to read when you're not connected to the Internet.
24. To move to the beginning of a document, press the HOME key.
25. To move to the end of a document, press END.
26. To see a list of all Internet addresses you have typed during this session, click the small down arrow at the right end of the Address bar.
27. You can set a different level of security for each Web site. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
28. To search for a word or phrase on a Web page, press CTRL+F to open the Find dialog box.
29. You can close the current window by pressing CTRL+W.
30. To display a list of the Internet addresses you have typed in the Address bar, press F4.
31. In the Address bar, you can quickly move the cursor back between parts of the address by pressing CTRL+LEFT ARROW.
32. In the Address bar, you can quickly move the cursor forward between parts of the address by pressing CTRL+RIGHT ARROW.
33. If you use Netscape, you can learn about differences in Internet Explorer by clicking the Help menu and then clicking For Netscape Users.
34. To go to a new location, press CTRL+O.
35. You can install more Internet Explorer components by clicking the Tools menu and then clicking Windows Update.
36. If you want to learn more about using the World Wide Web, click the Help menu and then click Tour.
37. You can quickly put a shortcut to any Web page on your desktop by right-clicking in the page and then clicking Create Shortcut.
38. To see how any Web page was coded, right-click in the page, and then click View Source.
For more information about Internet Explorer features, click the Help menu and then click Contents and Index

LinkedIn Vs Doostang

LinkedIn Vs Doostang
Doostang and Linkedin are both easy to use and each one has its unique feature that could benefit recruiters. Doostang unlike linkedin allows an user to view the entire network that it has. [Linkedin provides access to only the people connected to you and upto3rd degree]. You can send and receive invitations/mails with attachments easlily via Doostang. There is enough room for growth in Doostang if you aspire to be a top networker whereas Linkedin is almost dominated by many toppers already. Linkedin allows every user to send about 3000 invitations only and then wehave to request every time to increase it by 100 to 500 [you can make a request once in 30 days].

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Using as a Recruiting Tool

Outside-the-Box Recruiting

Great article on some of the newest tools for students to connect with each other and, therefore, for employers to connect with students. A word of caution though: students view their entries in FaceBook and MySpace as being personal. Employers who troll these sites for background checking purposes or even for recruitment purposes may run afoul of the terms of service for these sites and also risk the very public wrath of a very well connected generation. My advise: don't use these sites for negative purposes such as background checks and if you're representing the military or other such controversial employer, be careful. In fact, be very careful. Connecting with students who have posted their resumes on-line at job boards or non-password protected sites is one thing. Connecting with students who have posted their profile at social networking sites is risky at best.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Jobvertise - Post and search jobs and resumes FREE!

Jobvertise - Post and search jobs and resumes FREE!

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Best of all, this Jobvertise service is completely FREE!

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