How To Find (More) Female Engineers on LinkedIn

I was pleasantly surprised to get a shout-out from fellow comics geek and SourceCon superfan – Jess Roberts. Jess recapped one of the strategies I shared at the SourceCon Atlanta meetup last month. (Good times!) Basically, it was all about finding female engineers on LinkedIn.

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After skimming the article, I quickly scrolled down to the comments to see what other strategies my fellow sourcers have suggested. Alas, I saw none, then again, the article just posted. So, as I wait with abated breath to discover new tactics from the sourcing community, I will throw one more tip out there.

Search the term, “on maternity leave.” Yeah, simple I know. How many men are on “maternity leave” these days? I would guess none. At this writing, there are 1,861 results.

How to find female software developers on LinekdIn

As you may have noticed, on the bottom right side of the image, I refined my search by only those in the “Information Technology” and “Computer Software” services. At this writing, there are 1,861 results! Refine the search further by adding titles. See for yourself here >

If I add “software developer” to the “Title” section of my search, I get 18 female software developers.

If I add “software engineer” to the Title, I get 43 results.

A search for programmer gets me 8 results.

I add a tech word like java, I get 4 results.

If I refine my search to only those women in the USA with the title of developer or engineer, further refined by IT and software industry I get a whopping 53 results.  If I remove the industry restrictions, I get 139 results. Hmm… Not a lot of results with this search but, some options to recruit nonetheless.

So, what do you think of this strategy? Let me know in the comments below or better yet, on the SourceCon blog with Jess’ blog post.

Until the next SourceCon event in Austin, TX (whoop-whoop), happy hunting!


Accredited Webinar: How to Recruit in a World of Robots and Automation – the Future of Sourcing

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Accredited Webinar: How to Recruit in a World of Robots and Automation – the Future of Sourcing
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

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This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 hour of general recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute.

Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence and the age of smart robots and their wide-ranging implications on society in general.

However, what does the future hold for sourcers in human resources and professionals in talent acquisition, especially in a world where algorithms and smart technology rule? Will the middle man’s role just survive, or will it excel and thrive?

Part sharing of scientific fact and part crystal-ball-gazing, Jim Stroud will share a cautionary and highly interesting view of things to come in HR as we move into and through artificial intelligence.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What the future technology landscape is evolving into for HR and for sourcers
  • How to ensure sourcers survive automation in a data-dominated landscape
  • How to adapt to the future behavior of passive and active candidates

This webinar is hosted by the HRO Today Talent Acquisition Thought Leadership Council.
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About Jim Stroud

Jim serves Randstad Sourceright as senior director of RPO recruiting strategies and support, where he alleviates the sourcing headaches of organizations worldwide. He has also consulted for companies like Microsoft, Google and Siemens, as well as a host of startup companies. He has also created four online properties, managed an award-winning blog, published a weekly newsletter for jobseekers, co-hosted a popular technology podcast and produced multiple web series devoted to such topics as job searching, recruiting, technology and language learning. Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise and The HR Examiner have all cited Jim for his digital influence.

Pokemon Go Get a Job!

Would You Believe Real People Are Actually Finding Jobs Playing Pokémon Go? Jim Stroud shares examples of how companies are taking advantage of the Pokemon craze to find workers for their enterprises. This episode was inspired by a Job Mob article written by Jacob Share.

Related links:

# Would You Believe Real People Are Actually Finding Jobs Playing Pokémon Go?”

# How this Seattle startup is using Pokémon Go to recruit tech employees

# Love Pokemon Go? Apply for These Jobs at Niantic Labs

# Dear Millennials: Enough Pokemon GO Already. Go Get a Job…

# You could earn a living playing Pokemon Go

# Now you can get PAID to play Pokemon Go – job listing appears for Pokemon Master


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# Resume Forensics: How To Find Free Resumes and Passive Candidates On Google |

# Content Is The New Sourcing: Strategies for Attracting and Engaging Passive Candidates |

How to Expand Your Reach in a Global Environment of Talent Diversity

How To Expand Your reach in a Global environment of Talent Diversity

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WHAT: How to Expand Your Reach in a Global Environment of Talent Diversity
WHEN: Wednesday, November 18th at 10AM (PST)

Today, there is a large and untapped pool of talent. This talent source is beginning to gain recognition for high performance in some of today’s most in-demand skills.

A select few organizations are positioning their HR operations to meet the opportunity and bring this talent pool into the fold. But, how are they meeting this challenge?

In a global market of scarcity in critical skills, an emerging workforce that thinks differently, recognizes patterns more easily and who consistently adheres to processes may be the game-changers that give businesses a distinct advantage.

Join Recruiting and Sourcing expert Jim Stroud as he explores new opportunities for expanding your reach in a global environment of talent diversity.

He will take you through the challenges, the demands, and the benefits of looking beyond traditional areas of gender, race, and cultural differences to reach out to a highly skilled and untapped portion of today’s talent landscape.

We will explore the history, the demand, and the success stories that are putting select few companies out in front of the pack. And we will give you the insight to start moving your talent perspective and address this new opportunity today.