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Irina Shamaeva
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The completely reworked Boolean Basics webinar, with a doubled number of "top" strings, a new Boolean Tip Sheet, and an optional hands-on practice session - June 3/4, 2015 - don't miss it! 
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This is even more interesting:
Why Candidates Don’t See the Real Salary Range on LinkedIn Job Posts 
In the previous post Why You Lose Potential Candidates with LinkedIn Job Posts, I talked about the (wrong) estimated salary ranges used on LinkedIn Job posts and - unfortunately! - in the advanced ...
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For recruiters, job seekers, and for others who are curious - "Why You Lose Potential Candidates with LinkedIn Job Posts"
Recruiters lose candidates - candidates don't apply for matching jobs.
The problem is the auto-calculated salary. Read the post to learn how this affects your job posts efficiency. (I suppose the post can be rewritten for job seekers too).
Your comments are welcome!
While professionals may consider changing jobs for many reasons other than money, the salary is one of the most important factors. If you post jobs on LinkedIn, you need to be aware of the salary information, automatically communicated to your potential applicants. Look what happens when you post a job on LinkedIn.Here is a screenshot of a job opening, showing the salary info. The low end shown is $67K, and the average is $88K.This job requires: ...
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That is interesting! The post is now featured on the channel "Recruiting and Hiring" (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/channel/recruiting_and_hiring)
Maybe some people at LinkedIn will read it too?
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For the native speakers here, what does this mean to you? 

"Irina, your last post is still be talked about"

This was the subject line for an email I just got from LinkedIn.
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It's a typo. There's no proper way to read it as is. It would make sense for LI to send out notes to you about your posts' activity. But it's a careless typo for what would have to be an automatically generated message. I'd second that it's a possible phishing attempt - would review the headers / from / and where the links actually resolve to first. If it is a legit message, then just one more example LI's hit-or-miss QC.
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So... you can manage endorsements on your profile - but ONLY if you are endorsed by relatively few people. The limit for being manageable is exactly 130. -- I now have a LinkedIn Support person who is talking to me directly and that is what she said. This is backed-up by the behaviors on my profile: - the skills with less or equal to 130 endorsements, can manage them, other skills reliably produce the message "We’re sorry, but there was an unexpected error."
What kind of software code quality does it reflect? (It's a rhetorical question.)
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175 is the cut off on my profile, odd number 
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I was at a "Tech Design" meetup at the LI HQ in SF last night, with presentations from designer leaders from Google and some start-ups. It was a moderated panel. A lady who is managing a LI Design team shared a couple of things that I find... well.. matching our user experience?
1) she said that they were designing and coding <some features> so fast that they didn't have the time to tell QA what to test - and were testing themselves. (Anyone who has dealt with software development knows what "quality" that sort of testing results in).
2) answering the question, "has it happened to you that you design user interface and it turns out that the end users are unhappy" - she said "never happened to me".

Sarcasm aside, generally, LinkedIn is struggling with mobile apps and mobile user experience. They are originally "very much" desktop, yet about 1/2 of their pages hits now comes from mobile.
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I am thinking that mobile "weakness" can potentially affect LinkedIn's business. Their mobile apps are even buggier than the browser versions, but I don't think that (or the UI/UX design) is a big issue. They just lack the real-time interaction piece like chatting and messaging. What is there to do on LinkedIn on a small screen? 

What do you guys think?
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That's interesting wording on group announcements, isn't it?

"We've figured out which members of the group are most likely to open and be interested in announcements like this, and sent it just to them."
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Those are awesome numbers +Irina Shamaeva!  Thanks for sharing this.
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Why Candidates Don’t See the Real Salary Range on LinkedIn Job Posts 

(because LinkedIn ignores it even if it's stated - along with any info on a referral bonus. LinkedIn overwrites my stated salary range by the wrong "estimated" salary provided by payscale.com)

Read to see the details.
In the previous post Why You Lose Potential Candidates with LinkedIn Job Posts, I talked about the (wrong) estimated salary ranges used on LinkedIn Job posts and - unfortunately! - in the advanced ...
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Recruiters: Are you having trouble getting potential candidates to respond? Check out the new webinar that provides some precise technical background, explanations how this works "on their end", and tips on instant improvements -
Attend Master Sourcer Irina Shamaeva's latest webinar to learn best ways to reach potential candidates; measure and improve passive candidate response rate.
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New post: Why You Lose Potential Candidates with LinkedIn Job Posts
While professionals may consider changing jobs for many reasons other than money, the salary is one of the most important factors. If you post jobs on LinkedIn, you need to be aware of the salary i...
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Here's a discussion in our group about LinkedIn limiting group messages. I don't know much about it. What is your experience?
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Could this just still be a "glitch"? It seems that LinkedIn was extremely glitchy the past few days. Some other people who had this issue in one of my mastermind groups seems to have gotten the ability to message group members restored. 

So many mixed messages out there, would be nice if LinkedIn would just tell us one way or another.
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Posted "Who are your followers?" - pretty much a summary of what we discussed here previously, and I appreciated everyone's input.
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I've seen my LinkedIn followers when I viewed my own online activities.
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Irina Shamaeva is a recognized leader in Sourcing, Social Recruiting, and Internet Research.

She is Partner and Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm with the focus on placing software development and management consulting candidates nationwide.

In addition to sourcing for her agency, Irina takes on Sourcing /Name Generation/Internet Research projects across numerous industries and geographies – which she loves doing!

Irina shares her sourcing discoveries, tips, and strategies in her blog Boolean Strings, international conference presentations, and lectures. Tens of thousands of professionals have attended Irina’s webinars on Search Engines, LinkedIn, Social Recruiting, Internet Research, and productivity tools. Irina's following includes nearly 30K members on the LinkedIn Sourcing Community Group and over 7K members on the Ning Boolean Strings network.

Irina is Founder and part of the Team at People Sourcing Certification Program, now in its third year, that has become the program of choice for recruiters world-wide. By now the program has graduates from 16 countries in the world, and from companies such as Apple, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Target, Allstate Insurance, HomeDepot, Verizon Wireless, and Capgemini.

Prior to Brain Gain Recruiting and People Sourcing Certification Program, Irina held engineering and management leadership positions at biotech and high technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Applied Biosystems, MDL, and e-Motion. Irina holds a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Moscow University.

To learn more about Irina, check out her LinkedIn Profile , follow her on Twitter, and circle her on Google-Plus.

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People Sourcing Teacher, Information Sourcer, Recruiter, Internet Researcher, International Data Miner, Communities Leader
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  • People Sourcing Certification Program
    Founder, Teacher, 2012 - present
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    Partner, Chief Sourcer, 2003 - present
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