My Sourcecon Lab 2012 Presentation – in Dallas

September 26, 2012

My Sourcecon Lab Presentation 2012 – in Dallas

Here’s what I covered in my 1st Presentation:

*I started off with  (shows you close/other great sites – helps you uncover additional targets or to sites which may lead you to discovering where more of that particular talent could be on.  Personally I think its better than related:google as  bottom section also contains websites that have similar keyword density)

*Plugged in (which shows you conferences from all over the world)

*Check out [over 10M contacts] in addition to [Over 30M contacts] to help you uncover Names, Titles, Companies, Phones & Emails.

*Another great tool I use to help me reach out is (Free download, ad supported, limited to 10 searches a month) – to find those hidden offices of companies not listed listed on their Contact Us/Offices page of companies.  I’ve found those small engineering offices to those presales/field sales solo folks.

*Try out/Use and leverage the Free community edition within zoominfo to tap leads.  Additionally zoominfo is a great tool to help you find info about a company to also finding similar companies.

*I have a phone cheat sheet available in which I show you how to get into the Dial-by-name system of any phone system; Email me at and put “Phone Sourcing Cheat Sheet Please” in the subject line.

*How about some free resume boards: (over 1M resumes, Free, but limited to about 40 resumes a day)  (over 300k free resumes)

*And you can also check out sites like and to help you uncover additional social sites and find bios/resumes.

*Find Email Formats with and

*You can Test Emails with typical email patterns with: [Didn’t cover, but great additional tool to uncover email they used to register their LI profile with]

*For Telephone number identification: (validates a phone number to make sure it’s legit)

*Check out my blog for additional sourcing tips & tricks at   Thanks!

What I didn’t/haven’t covered in the session

*A Multi-Search Engine

*With our Presidential Election coming up – check out who’s giving as they must register with their name/title/company with:



9/26/2012 DH 4:23pm


Dan Harris New Cheat Sheet 12-1-2011

December 2, 2011

Dan’s New Cheat Sheet:

[My hope is maybe you find a tool or even get an idea or two you like and can use – Best Dan]   – Its like another Jigsaw type database    – This is for finding people DEEP WITHIN Webpages [I’m liking how they show the person’s Facebook ID#   -example Fred Bitter Facebook id#1472050633, interesting..more to follow here’s some other facebook search tools you’ll probably find more relevant though:

Some Facebook Searching tools: , , , , , , &

Also try  to find people (check out the advanced people searching features)  – Search Google+ Profiles  -has over 300k resumes [Free searchable resume database]   – Find RSS Feeds (so you can find others…look at who comments on their pages) .   – searches over 900 top social networks  – finds free & recorded webinars, find and network with others LIVE thru these on a topic you might be sourcing/recruiting for.

[Something to Watch for in Future]  – VERY Cool, Smart Human Defined type search [and then sortpage finder to find other pages like you’ve found]

Some Cool Add-Ons

Enhance your web browser with Boounce  –  – it’s a search ADD-ON that easily allows you to bounce between search engines when you doing searches

Recawl – search the content of past site pages you’ve visited

Want to get rid of the same sites that are sample resumes, job listings, or spam like vs just good resumes results – Blacklist them with this Chrome ext – Search Engine Blacklist (so they won’t show up in your searches)

It’s all about developing relationships!

June 29, 2010

Go check out my new Arbita blog posting on “It’s all about developing relationships!”

Here’s a snippet:

We sourcers/recruiters live in a busy world everyday where calls, messages, and emails make up a majority of the communication while we work at our desk. Our work I believe also involves getting out there and developing relationships be it at an activity, event, symposium, or even a conference.

These are great places to meet potential candidates, but also find industry contacts that become invaluable resources in guiding our search.

Here’s a few useful websites I use to help me…

Note:  I’ve previously posted  a couple other great sourcing websites/tools also on the blog – I invite you to take a look!

A great low costing tool – Technames

August 1, 2009

To be successful you need to use and have the right tools that will assist you in tapping into the best talent.  Technames is a great online tool you can use to help you find and network with the top talent.  Identifying specific talent can be one of the biggest challenges we face as we go about our search for the finest.  Technames is a great low costing tool you may consider trying and using.  Check it out!

Getting in touch with your female side!

June 10, 2009

I’m always on the quest to find the very Best – The Leaders within a certain sector or industry.  Typically one way to locate the best are finding speakers.  Geekspeakr is currently a small growing beta website of technical woman speakers.  The goal of this website is to introduce more women to event organisers since female gender diversity can be a lot more difficult to find within a mostly male dominated industry for technical speaking conferences, workshops, organizations, etc.    You can search for technical women by topics, location, or even by spoken language.

I hope this website grows and gets more visability.   Kudos to my manager Marisela Flores for showing me this website.

See you at Kennedy HR Conference in Las Vegas!

May 7, 2009

I will be at the Kennedy HR Conference from May 19th – May 21st.  I will be one of the workshop session speakers on material from Chris Murdock and myself on becoming a sourcing MacGuyver.  Love to see you there!

A Great Tool to save you time!

March 16, 2009

What is our most valuable asset? Yes, our time! How many of us have experienced that early morning call-back when our computer or laptop hasn’t booted up just yet? How many of us have that old slowing computer that takes like an hour to start up after you’ve had your cup of coffee!

Here is a tool that can save many busy sourcers/recruiters time.   Presto is available now in Beta starting today! Its a Free download.   [Taken from the website] Presto can help start up your productivity in seconds, allowing you to instantly start to email, chat, Skype, instant message, surf the internet, download apps – before Windows XP or Vista even boots.  You can also listen to music  and watch videos to viewing and editing documents created in Microsoft Office.

Here’s a video showing Presto:

A New Year – 2009

January 5, 2009

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday time off.  We can all look forward to making 2009 great for us.  Amid all the negative news, layoffs, economic uncertainty, now is is a good time (as any) to challenge ourselves learning and growing.  I’ve been meaning to share a couple books I’ve recently read and would highly recommend.

Finding Heroes is a great book by Larry Dillon.  I had the privilege of working alongside during a portion of his time while at NetApp.  This book uncovers what questions to ask, but also help you differentiate and find the best candidates.   If you learn what questions to ask, training your eyes (via screening resumes correctly), and ears (listening/understanding their answers) to uncovering the best – You will find companies wanting your talent.  It should be used anytime as a desk-side reference for any recruiter to hiring manager.

The other book while not exactly recruiting related can help you in virtually all areas of your life.  The book is 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Siebold.   He outlines what actions, habits, performance, and philosophies to have within your thought process that will make you a focused champion in whatever you decide you want in life.

Lastly, I want to plug Shally Steckerl’s jobmachine training.  I was fortunate enough to take one of his 1-on-1 web/phone trainings in 2005.  His methods, processes, and techniques for uncovering talent on the web are absolutely one of the best! He can help you or your team have a solid understanding of internet sourcing and uncovering the talent on the world wide web.  His trainings truly can take you/your team to the next level.

Asking a little Thanksgiving help from Recruiters

November 26, 2008

Hello All and Happy Thanksgiving Holidays!

I would like to ask a quick question to recruiters and it should take no more than 20-30 seconds unless you are indecisive 😉

Check out my question here

Wishing all of my readers the very best and enjoyable holidays!


Managing Talent During The Downturn In Today’s Economy – An Executive HR Perspective

November 16, 2008

I’m the secretary of the HRCA volunteering my own time to network and surround myself with other HR leaders and professionals.  Here is another FREE event we are putting together this upcoming Wednesday November 19th evening from 6-9pm at Paypal.

I highly encourage you to attend if you are a Human Resources/Staffing SVP, VP, Director, Senior Manager or even a recruiter so you not only networking with peers, but improving, learning, and challenging yourself.

Tickets are going fast and nearly sold out!!! Register now (its Free) at:

This is HRCA’s BIG HR Event of the year hosted at PayPal at their San Jose, CA facility.  We will be having the distinguished David Swanson (VP of HR at SAP), Amy Cappellanti-Wolf (VP of HR at Cisco), and Sonia Clark (VP of HR at Align Technologies) share their perspectives on “Managing Talent during the Downturn in Today’s Economy”.

There will be an Open Bar along with Free Food and a networking hour starting at 6:00pm.

This is the Bay Area HR event to attend!

This event is FREE for both Members and non-members of HRCA.  If you are planning to attend please Pre-Register NOW as seating is limited and our last event sold out in less than 7 days.

Wednesday, November 19th 2008 starting by 6:00pm with an Open
Bar/Drinks/Wine/Beer and Food. Discussions to start at 7:00pm with the event ending by 9:00pm.
6:00pm – 7:00pm Open Bar & Free Hordouvers
7:00pm – 7:15pm HRCA Updates and introductions
7:15pm – 9:00pm Panel Discussion with Sal Giambanco, Amy Cappellanti-Wolf and others

PayPal Inc
2211 North First St.
San Jose, CA 95131