What I'm seeing reported is that employees [at Coke] were given the option to keep or cut voice mail. Only 6% of employees opted to keep it. Those under 30 prefer text messages or emails.
I find this to be true in my office. They hate leaving voice mails, waiting to hear back, missing the call and playing "phone tag" when a text to a candidate seems to be responded to with more detail quicker.
While I prefer voice mail or the phone, listening to long winded voice mail from people who are not clear with their name or number is a button pressing time waster.
One of my pet peeves is sending an email request to a candidate on file to determine availability or update on salary only to have them call and bleat in my ear for 15 minutes or leave 5 voice messages in a row if I don't answer.
Next; location. A little different to a standard Boolean search, but only in ways which make it easier for us. Not too long ago, LinkedIn added the country code to the beginning of their URLs which makes for easier filtering; as a quick example;
Dark Matter, as Glen Cathey describes it, are the thousands of profiles which a standard LinkedIn search will not bring up.
These profiles are missed by basic searches because they don't contain the right keywords or they have very skimpy, incomplete profiles (often on purpose).
Here's how to solve that problem. Get the profile of a candidate you know to be a superstar. Copy his job title and past company into a search, and run through all those doing that job.
The real gems here are the ones with no information filled in on their profile; the kind you would never have found with your standard search, because by doing any kind of search other than the name of the company you are excluding them entirely.
Chris Russell took a few boolean search strings and wrapped an interface around them so you don't have to write them.
Talent Xray is not for advanced boolean searches.
For Linkedin & Twitter searches he uses Bing. For G+, Google.
You don't have to log into those sites. Talent Xray lets you enter keywords, then passes the query thru to Bing or Google to deliver search results.
For the best experience just use a few keywords. All searches can be saved for later or shared via email.
Teresa Reyes Bustamante I've used this app for awhile and have been quite pleased. You're right in that the more simple your entries, the better the results. I snagged it when it was still free. Another great app is Yatedo. Try it on for size... Happy huntin', y'all!
On Facebook my first result is Cuong Vu, Software Engineer at Amazon.com
If I go to LinkedIn and search for Cuong Vu with the same search terms I get no results. Let’s take out Seattle, WA: no Cuong Vu. Let’s take out the Title and search just for Cuong Vu at Amazon, nothing, no results.