Let’s say you wanted to reconnect with an old client you haven’t spoken to in a while. You know they don’t like speaking on the phone, you’re not connected with them on LinkedIn and you can’t seem to find their business card that you exchanged with them during your last meeting. There are a number of ways to track down someone’s email address, but the easiest way I’ve found by online means is to simply fabricate their email address…
With the five day public holiday coming up in April, I thought it would be a timely reminder for a trick I found a few years back when contacting some ‘potential candidates’ in Victoria on Melbourne Cup day (a public holiday for Victorians). Let me ask you, before you go on extended leave (or have a state-wide holiday, as was the case with me) what is one of the last things you do before you leave the office?…
I came across this online scraping tool a few months ago but to be honest I haven’t had a chance to properly trial it out. It definately seems worth exploring – imagine being able to scrape LinkedIn or another online database for names along with employer name, job title and contact details and having it all automatically exported into Excel (formatted) in just a matter of minutes. What a time saver!
Dear Sourcing Ninja,
Today I met a recruiter and he mentioned that he had access to something called the “Deep Web”. The recruiter tried to explain to me the difference between the normal internet I use and this secret dark web but I must admit I came out more confused than when I entered the meeting. Is there such a thing as the Deep web? If so then what is it and how do I go about navigating it?