‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – Online Databases

Posted on May 27th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 1 Comment
‘Finding Target Organisations’ Series – Online Databases

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.



Pipl – People Search

Posted on May 7th, by Sourcing Ninja in Online Tools. 1 Comment
Pipl – People Search

Here’s a nifty little tool to do some deepweb research on individuals. The minimalist interface is easy to use with the ability to search by location but the inability to limit your results using keywords is a major set back in my opinion…



Wayback Machine

Posted on April 11th, by Sourcing Ninja in Online Tools. 1 Comment
Wayback Machine

Here’s a great tool to find old webpages from specific websites in the deep web. The interface is simple enough, just type in the URL you want to search from the archive and away you go!



Fabricate an Email Address

Posted on March 27th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 12 comments
Fabricate an Email Address

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…



Voicemail and ‘Out-of-office’ trick

Posted on March 23rd, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 6 comments
Voicemail and ‘Out-of-office’ trick

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?…



Searching for Expats on LinkedIn

Posted on March 14th, by Sourcing Ninja in Hints & Tricks. 1 Comment
Searching for Expats on LinkedIn

Here’s one I picked up from the guys at LinkedIn. One common way of finding expats is to join an expat or a country specific LinkedIn group and conducting a search through their Members page BUT…