Here’s a great one. Use the power of Google and the profiles of LinkedIn to find just about anybody. Basically, the article says that you can write a nice query in Google to examine the LinkedIn site for specific information in specific fields. Instead of having a paid account, you can get most of the information you need by doing this. Want the CIO… Gooogle on LinkedIN. Want the CIO’s admin? Google on LinkedIn. Here’s a quick how-to, and of course, check out Skip Freeman’s article on his site listed below.
- Go to Google or Bing
- Search on this:
site:www.linkedin.com intitle:linkedin (“CEO” and “Best Buy” AND “University of Wisconsin” AND “MBA”) -intitle:profile -intitle:updated -intitle:blog -intitle:directory -intitle:jobs -intitle:groups -intitle:events -intitle:answers
The above query holds some constraints that force the search engine to only look at people’s profiles and specifically excludes discussions, questions, answers to questions, job postings, polls and all of the other information available on LinkedIn.
Also, use this person-finder trick, in conjunction with Skip’s article writing a super cover letter to that person (http://www.healthecareers.com/article/9-cover-letter-secrets-that-can-get-you-hired/169412?type=email&source=general-040312).
Great article, Skip!
The LinkedIn “Hack”
- By: Skip Freeman on June 23rd, 2011 at 1:30 pm
Skip Freeman is the author of “Headhunter” Hiring Secrets: The Rules of the Hiring Game Have Changed . . . Forever! and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The HTW Group (Hire to Win), an Atlanta, GA, Metropolitan Area Executive Search Firm. Specializing in the placement of sales, engineering, manufacturing and R&D professionals, he has developed powerful techniques that help companies hire the best and help the best get hired.