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Irina Shamaeva
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Lives in Berkeley CA
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The workshop Sourcing without LinkedIn is SOLD OUT. Scheduling an additional session, stay tuned #sourcecon #sourcing
Bring your most challenging searches to this special interactive Workshop, covering every major method to to find professionals outside of LinkedIn.
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Ran across another blog with several reports on LinkedIn bugs.
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Good stuff!
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Lecture "Sourcing for Diversity" was a big success today, with some top Management consulting firms/teams in attendance, among others. "This has been extremely beneficial for me!" ""Very helpful in highlighting all of the tools and where you can build your research." "Awesome".
We have opened up a few spaces for tomorrow's Practice session - and you can get the lecture recording, the slides, and one month of support here: 
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Webinar "Sourcing for Diversity" is coming up on Tuesday, optional practice session on Wednesday (March 17-18). We will cover a zillion ways, sites, and tools that would help you to include diversity in your sourcing and hiring process. Sign up at 
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Social recruiting pro Irina Shamaeva of shares her top tactics for recruiting, engaging, and hiring top tech talent.
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Webinar tomorrow. If you are searching for Software Engineers, make sure you don't miss it.

Sharing the top-preforming sourcing tools and sites (some are new this year!) and the best ways to approach passive candidates - from an ex-Developer (now Sourcer and Recruiter) perspective.
"How To Find and Attract Technical Talent" covers every major tool and method to locate technical talent online, finding potential candidates that others won’t. Useful points for communicating with hiring managers to develop appealing job descriptions are also discussed.
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Do you guys see something funny in this screenshot?
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+Irina Shamaeva I think when things like this happen and you know they shouldn't appear this way, someone forgot the feed the hampsters that run the fans at the server farm. Like those that like to describe their funky weather patterms, 'wait 5 minutes and it will change'. In LinkedIn's space, it's more like 5 hours/weeks/years.
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 Only a few seats left! Webinar: Sourcing for Diversity 
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New post: What Doesn't Work on #LinkedIn  (some issues and #bugs outlined). I am sure my fellow group members here will have some comments and additions! :)
I love LinkedIn and use it every day. LinkedIn has changed our profession, revolutionized sourcing and recruiting, and continues to be the #1 go-to site for the majority of recruiters, with no comp...
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I can no longer sign out of LinkedIn when using Chrome.  Lovely.  I have to use Mozilla or Safari now!!!
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It's that time! Join the Sourcing CHAT! Starting in 10 minutes. Everyone is invited
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New post: How to Search Outside of a Geo-Area on LinkedIn.

Remember, +Donna Svei shared a search for a keyword ("wireless", I think) - that was showing mostly the 2nd level connections as the top results? It put on top the members who live in the same area as you.

This still remains the case: LinkedIn likes to show people, who are your neighbors, on top of the search results list.

Learn how to overcome that "ranking feature".
I'd like to share a tip on how to search LinkedIn for the members outside of a certain geographical area. There are at least two good reasons to search outside an area: 1. If you search by keywords...
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Splendid search, thank you +Irina Shamaeva 
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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 blogs and lectures. Her blog Boolean Strings has enjoyed 160K+ visits so far in 2013. Thousands of students have attended Irina’s webinars on Search Engines, LinkedIn, Social Recruiting, Internet Research, and productivity tools.

Irina is Founder and part of the Team at People Sourcing Certification Program, now in its second 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, Capgemini, and more.

Irina’s latest speaking engagements included:

Irina won the largest number of sourcing competitions than anyone else, which includes the “big” SourceCon challenge in 2009, the contest in 2011, the SourceCon challenge in Atlanta in Feb in 2013, and the prequalifier contest for SourceCon Seattle in October 2013.

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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I am good at finding people.
People Sourcing Teacher, Information Sourcer, Recruiter, Internet Researcher, International Data Miner, Communities Leader
Recruiting, Sourcing, Social Networking, Googling, LinkedIn Debugging, Searching, Researching, Creating, Discovering, Digging, Explaining, Tweeting, Blogging
  • People Sourcing Certification Program
    Founder, Teacher, 2012 - present
  • Brain Gain Recruiting
    Partner, Chief Sourcer, 2003 - present
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Ирина Шамаева, Ирина Агранович