How to source candidates using Google+

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Here is a quick and easy way to search for candidates using Google +

  1. Head to your Google+ account, down the left hand side of the page you’ll see ‘More’ in the menu and ‘Find People’.

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2. Type in the Job title of the person that you’re looking for along with the location if that is needed.

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3. If you hit search it will bring up the full news feed, which is not what you want;,so go to the drop down menu next to your avatar and instead of ‘Everything’ select ‘People and Pages’

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4.  This will then bring up a list of, in this case, Community Managers based in Melbourne for you to check out.

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Obviously you can also use Boolean searching in Google Plus to target more specific skills and experience but just using the interface as is works quite well.  I did a few difficult searches for developers with Sitecore and a few others and it once again provided a few options.

Naturally I would then go and look at their circles and communities to see if there are other connects that worth taking note of.

If you have any other hints and tips, feel free to leave them below!

One thought on “How to source candidates using Google+

    UK Sourcers News – 11th March 2013 said:
    March 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    […] Sourcing Candidates on Google+ doesn’t have to be hard work – Google’s Social Network is not only full of rich information about people, all that information is relatively fresh. Google+ has only existed since the middle of 2011 so the information can only be 18 months old at the most. LinkedIn has been around for nearly a decade! […]

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