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Sourcing Quiz. Win a Guest Pass to SourceCon in San Diego in March.

Dear All,
 
If you haven’t registered for SourceCon yet, here is your chance to attend it for free by submitting your answers to the Sourcing Quiz (#SourceQuiz). Please email your submissions to contest@booleanstrings.com.
The deadline is next Monday, February 8, 2010. The winner’s prize is a guest pass to SourceCon
Former SourceCon Challenge winners are not eligible (sorry).

Our goals, in addition to having one lucky person attend SourceCon, are:
  • to explore some basics of online sourcing and search syntax, to help all of us who source online to be more efficient;
  • to have fun!

All participants will be invited to a free webinar where we will discuss the answers and I will answer any other sourcing questions you might have.

Thanks to ERE/SourceCon for their support of the Boolean Strings Network and the Boolean Strings LinkedIn Group!
 
-Irina
 
The Sourcing Quiz
1. Suppose you want to search for resumes of people who might not be currently looking. How would you search for documents that were last indexed by Google more than two years ago?

2. A search on Google that includes this: “*@ibm.com” will return the pages that have at least one email address that belongs to somebody who works at IBM (yes/no; explain)

3. What will Google do if you include the word “not” (lower case) in your search string? Upper case (“NOT”)? How about Bing?

4. To look for special characters on Google, you need to put them inside the quotation marks. Example: “top 20%” will look for results that say top 20% (true/false).

5. What will Google search for if you include this in your string:
develop*
What about LinkedIn?

6. How would you search LinkedIn from Google (X-ray) to find database administrators from Canada? Note: your results must include profiles of people from Canada only and must not contain links other than profiles.

7. What are the differences between searching for people on LinkedIn from Google by X-raying and searching using the LinkedIn people search dialog? Name as many as you can.

8. There is a search box on the home page of Twitter. How would you search for tweets that ask questions about recruiting?

9. Suggest a search string on Google that will bring up YOUR profile as one of the results on the first page; do not use your name in the string.

10. [Bonus question, to be used in case of a tie]: on major search engines, such as Google, you are restricted to review no more than 1,000 results for any given search string. What would you do to view 1,001 search results?

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ERE/SourceCon just posted this announcement: all attendees are getting a 1 year license of eGrabber’s ResumeGrabber Suite, a $695 value. So the winner of this contest will get the software as part of the prize.
Closing in 2 hours from now (at 10 PM PST) - thanks!

Lisa De Benedittis said:
Hi Irina,

What TIME does this contest end tonight?

Also, just tried to send an email to: contest@booleanstrings.com and it was returned as undeliverable.
THANKS!

Lisa
Irina: Will you share the results and how the sourcers arrived at the answer? This is truly helpful!!!!
Yes, later today.

April James said:
Irina: Will you share the results and how the sourcers arrived at the answer? This is truly helpful!!!!
1. Suppose you want to search for resumes of people who might not be currently looking. How would you search for documents that were last indexed by Google more than two years ago?

-- Usually, there is a click/select option available in the job portal which says "choose resume posted" 1 year, 2 years, 3 years...by selecting that option we can get into old profiles posted long ago.

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