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Finding an employee who no longer works for the company

I have received a lead to a potential GREAT candidate - just to find out that she no longer works at the company. How can I find her?

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Susan -

You could try a number of things:

1. Google the person's name & see if you find anything;
2. Look up her up on www.pipl.com;
3. Person is probably on LinkedIN - try looking him/her up - chances are you'll see her profile & can send her message/invite/etc
4. Since you know the co name where she just left, you can look up folks that worked in her area on LinkedIN & try connecting w/them to ask for info-


I'm sure there's plenty more ways- this is a start I hope!

Gary
I'd try to construct her email following the ex-company's email template. If she left recently, this email may send you an automatic reply with her new address.
I just asked a similar question on SourceCon to hear what others are using. Here's what I use:

wink.com - similar to pipl, searches social networks linkedin,myspace,facebook, etc.
zabasearch.com - find telephone contact info
google.com - use their residential phonebook, rphonebook=Bill Cosby IL
jigsaw/spoke - business contact info, may not be updated if they've left
usernamecheck.com - many times you can try the first letter of their first name combined with their last name, as its common for people to use this for a screenname (i.e. George Washington - gwashington@yahoo.com), this will search a variety of sites to see where they've registered and give you links to their pages

Good Luck!
-kameron
thank you all for your suggestions. I am still working on this.

Susan
Kameron,
I wasn't familar with usernamecheck.com so quickly went to check it out. but alas, here's what's on their webpage: "Usernamecheck No Longer Available

I am temporarily taking the usernamecheck.com functionality down. Despite the fact that we seem to have been branded as a recession killing startup with no revenue stream, the truth is Usernamecheck was a pet project, that was created in a weekend and I just don't have the time or interest to keep it running...................."

Thanks.
Marilyn
that sucks! bummer, i really loved the site. i'm glad he's giving his code away so maybe someone else will swoop in with the same idea. thanks for the update.

here was what the site used to look like:
http://tech-thehenry.blogspot.com/2009/01/username-check.html
You could check to see where people had a particular username registered and it would give you a link to their page. Very helpful if you already had someone's email address as that alias (everything before the @ sign) was very often used as a registration name for other sites, social networks, etc. Or if you just tried first letter of their first name joined with their last name.

-kameron

Marilyn Dwyer said:
Kameron,
I wasn't familar with usernamecheck.com so quickly went to check it out. but alas, here's what's on their webpage: "Usernamecheck No Longer Available

I am temporarily taking the usernamecheck.com functionality down. Despite the fact that we seem to have been branded as a recession killing startup with no revenue stream, the truth is Usernamecheck was a pet project, that was created in a weekend and I just don't have the time or interest to keep it running...................."

Thanks.
Marilyn

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