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Resume Forensics: How To Find Free Resumes and Passive Candidates On Google Paperback – May 4, 2013
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Over the past decade, Jim Stroud has built an expertise in lead generation strategies, social media recruiting, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, community management and training. He has consulted for such companies as Microsoft, Google, MCI, Siemens and a host of startup companies. Recently, Jim Stroud joined Bernard Hodes Group as a Director of Sourcing and Social Strategy. Prior to Hodes, Jim Stroud has created and sold three online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jobseekers, a recruiter training magazine and co-hosted a popular technology podcast. Jim Stroud has also produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as: job search, recruiting, technology and language learning. Jim Stroud has been quoted by such publications as Globe and Mail, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Monster.com, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise and The HR Examiner have all cited Jim Stroud for his digital influence. Jim Stroud also served as the EmCee of SourceCon, the premier global conference on sourcing for three consecutive years. When not online, Jim Stroud suffers from withdrawal symptoms that can only be soothed by chocolate chip cookies and family time.
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I'm a senior-level staffing and executive search business development professional. Over the years, it's been apparent the REAL "value-added" in companies choosing to use my companies involved top-level sourcing and recruiting. At some point, it became "if I don't do it, it's not going to get done well".
To get these skills up to speed in a hurry, I devoured the following books:
"Search and Placement" and "Breakthrough" from Steve Finkel. Very good for looking at recruiting as a business, but somewhat outdated, outside of the fundamentals.
Ayub Sheikh's "IT Recruitment Survival Guide", excellent for getting technically proficient.
"The Sourcer's Playbook" by Geoff Peterson. NOW we're getting somewhere...an overview of looking beyond Dice, CareerBuilder and Monster for sourcing candidates.
"People as Merchandise" by Josef Kadlec. Was my #1 guide for most of this year...showing how to use LinkedIn, without Premium accounts, and search engines. But then I found this book , through one of the author's Tweets.
"Resume Forensics" is a quick read but LOADED with very thorough and comprehensive ways to do keyword searches ("Boolean searches") on a variety of search engines. "Variety" is important: one takeaway from this book is there's only 1% overlap in the first page of search results from major search engines (that factoid alone more than pays for this book).
It's easy to see the author had a lot of fun putting this together, which makes the learning ramp-up stressless.
Bottom line: I'd now stack up my recruiting skills against 99% of the known competition, and come out a winner.
Thank you very much, Jim.
As the sole Physician Recruiter for my hospital, I really want to make a difference. I'm positive this book will help me implore many of the same techniques the TONS of agencies are using to find candidates to recruit people for me. I'm confident this book will show my hospital that I can actually save them thousands of dollars we currently pay annually to Physician headhunters. We have been without a Physician Recruiter for over a year, so I'm hoping to REALLY prove I'm a great choice.
I honestly feel like I have a huge jump in my development because of the lessons/examples in this book. I hope I comprehend these techniques as easily in my brain as it appears to work Jim's brain. I'm sooo glad I found this book!!!
Don't waste another minute, add this book to your cart. If you're a Recruiter, you will NOT be disappointed!!!
I've led HR departments in the past, and struggled to find a quick and easy way to teach my recruiters how to source. Not being an expert in the area myself didn't help, of course, but I could at least get them the fundamental tools. With this book, Jim Stroud has created a simple and cost effective training source that I can drop on their desk and know that they will be up and running in a day. Even if they don't learn everything in the first pass, it is built in such a way that it will be an invaluable tool on their desk for as long as we have the Internet.
There are a few books I buy in sets of 10 specifically to give to my teams. This book is now on that list.
Excellent resource for beginners to the world of sourcing, buy it and start using the techniques to drastically improve your online-search/research skills.
this guideline can be used in different fields for any one who want to master searching google
While this book is geared more towards recruiters, the focus on the search terms and keywords also made appealed to me as a job seeker.
How to have my resume found via Google for free rather than by relying on job board searches. Great information and I enjoy Mr. Stroud's presentation style.