Workshop 1: Glen Cathey on ‘World Class Sourcing’

Following on from my morning tea update, the fun continued with Glen’s second half of the workshop.

I was intrigued to find out that LinkedIn did not have a keyword limit on the ‘people search’ or any of the keywords, title, company or school search fields. This meant that Glen’s bullseye approach of targeting the ‘dream’ candidate FIRST is very much possible. I’d check to see whether your ATS system supports such a large search string. The picture above represents an example string to find ‘top students’.


In addition, it is important to note that LinkedIn does not support stemming in their search. This means that searches with keywords like ‘manage’ does not include ‘management’, ‘managing’, etc. This is in contrast to Google’s in-built semantic search that automatically includes stemmed results.

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