We’ve recently built and installed a “People Search” widget in to our website, available here, whereby you can search public profiles on LinkedIn by Skill and/or job title, and then filter your results by country. We’re playing around with this in the office to see how successful it is and what more we can do.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding CV searches, blogs searches, twitter etc, as well as a comprehensive synonym database for as many industries as we can think of, enabling the searcher to enter just one term and the algorithm will automatically search for synonyms of that term.
This is really powerful stuff, as you no longer have to write complex boolean strings to get quality searches to x-ray search LinkedIn. The search bar is powered by Google, so it still supports all of the operators, modifiers and field commands of ordinary Google.
Have a play around with it and see what you think, it’ll be freely available on our site for the next 2 weeks. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Would you be interested in us building you a custom search engine?