I've been working on a linkedin "search engine" and thought i'd share it with this group.
The site is here: http://www.peopletoucher.com/linkedinsearch
Here's a few advantages to using this tool over the built-in linkedin search:
-store keywords in an inventory format
-save search settings for re-use
-automated boolean operators to filter results by rank (manager, VP, C-level etc.)
-Autocomplete US cities without having to lookup the zipcode
I know this won't replace manual keyword entry but it can automate part of the process or be used for some basic searches. Take a look and let me know if you find it useful or anything you would want changed.
I come from a sales background, but noticed the sales/business dev process of linkedin searching shares some similiar startegies (and pains) as sourcing candidates.
Open to any feedback on it, positive, negative, anything. Thanks.