Different Channels of Recruitment

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Internet Technique that a recruiter must know:-

  • X-Raying,
  • Flipping,
  • Peeling Back,
  • Search Engine,
  • Free Sites,
  • Boolean Operators,
  • Job Portals,
  • Blog Directories
  • Networking Site

A method of looking inside a specific web site to find what’s there. Using this technique, recruiters can find documents and web pages that aren’t directly accessible via links on the main public home page. When you ‘x-ray’ a website, you effectively get to examine every document that resides there so long as they are not behind firewalls or password protected.
Example: To find any “software engineer” – could be a document/file or a word/phrase within a document that resides within the website Oracle.com.
In Altavista search – host:oracle.com AND software engineer
In Google search – site:www.oracle.com AND software engineer

Flipping is an effective method used to find the relationships between web pages based on how they are hyperlinked together. This search is especially useful for finding people who have links to the company or have worked for a specific company.

Flip searching may pull up company directories, email lists, and other company related information. Flip Searching is a powerful tool that can uncover many hidden resumes and candidates.

Example: To find any “software engineer” – could be a document/file or word/phrase that links back to Oracle.com.
In Altavista search – link:oracle.com AND software engineer
In Google search – link:www.oracle.com AND software engineer

As the name suggest Peeling back is the process of “retracing the path” of the url especially when one gets an Error 404 (File not found). This process is engage so as to locate the information elsewhere on the site or locate the specific “root” folder where one can find similar or additional data specific or related to the search.

Internet Recruiters tend to give as much weight to URLs as we do to page descriptions. When we see something interesting in the path of a URL like “people” or “staff” or “meet the staff”, etc., we “peel back” the URL to see that page.  If we are blocked from viewing the page, we x-ray the page to find the keyword in the URL that will lead us to the page we are seeking. 

Example: By peeling back or keying backspace starting from the point where the url ends we can then access the people link from the ce.uta.edu homepage and find the names of all the faculty members.
url: http://www-ce.uta.edu/people/faculty/hoyos/research.html          OR

We “peel back the URL by highlighting and deleting the right portion of the URL.  In this example, we are peeling back to look at a homepage.  These are easy to identify, as homepages almost always have a ~ or / in their URL. Peel back till you get home page- http://people.ee.ethz.ch. You will find a link which shows all the names of students and staff members

Harvesting involves reviewing a document, such as a resume or home page, and finding key words, links, references and locations that assist with subsequent searches.


Some recommended search engines on the Web are:

http://www.Google.com, http://www.Atlavista.com, HotBot.com, InfoSeek.com, http://www.Yahoo.com, http://www.Dogpile.com, msn


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s