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A Comparison of Boolean Operators between Search Engines

Posted on August 5th, by Sourcing Ninja in Uncategorized. 2 comments

Irina Shamaeva has posted this easy to use (and frankly self explanatory) chart comparing  the different Boolean operators between the popular search engines. I’ve read reports that the Synonym (~) operator has been rendered obsolete as Google now enforces a synonym search for all their searches. However, I did a quick experiment to test out this theory…



‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – Boolean Search

Posted on June 8th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 2 comments

The next installment of our ‘Finding Target Organisations’ series focuses on Boolean Search. For this week’s example, we’ll be assuming that our client is Accenture — a management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company…



‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – Online Databases

Posted on May 27th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 1 Comment

Over the next few weeks I will be running a ‘Finding Target Organisations’ series. A good way to start identifying potential target organisations is by first looking at your client’s direct competitors. By targeting the competition, you achieve two things:

You strengthen your client’s position in the market by acquiring highly relevant performing talent.
You weaken the competitor’s hold in the market by targeting their best staff.



Ask Sourcing Ninja: Why Use Different Search Engines?

Posted on March 6th, by Sourcing Ninja in Knowledge Base. 1 Comment

Dear Sourcing Ninja,

I’ve just started a new role as a Sourcing Specialist at an established Recruitment Agency. While they have a strong recruitment knowledge base, they have decided to open a new in-house sourcing function to leverage this growing trend of internet research. Although I’m new at this, I’ve found some researching tips which preach using difference search engines to find information. Aren’t all search engines the same – Why can’t I just ‘Google’ it?

-ConfusedRe$earch3R