Triptease.com and Thisisyourkingdom.co.uk are two of the new start-ups that have joined an increasingly noisy online travel space – where peer reviews (or user-generated content – UGC) are king. According to Google, the average holiday decision involves a whopping 50 searches on the internet over 2.5 hours. Here in the UK, four out of five of travel purchases are made online – the highest figure for any country in the world.
For recruitment professionals, there are few subjects as fun to debate as the role and impact of Glassdoor. For some, Glassdoor is a breath of fresh air, bringing transparency to an industry that has long been able to hide in the shadows of “proprietary information.” For others, they see Glassdoor as a reputation terrorist, allowing anyone to anonymously impugn your good brand. But within this argument is an assumption, one Glassdoor has spent a lot of time and resources encouraging.
Let's review Jeff Hyman's new book, "Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find The Winners and Ignite Your Business" (2017 Lioncrest)! So first off, thanks to Jeff for being so kind to send me a copy for free. I assume its because I was on his podcast a few months back (this industry isn't at all incestuous, nope, not at all). And as much as I think Jeff's a good/smart person, I tried not to let that affinity impact this review. The trick to this book is understanding who the book is for.
Coining a term: Success-Troll. Someone who is so busy telling you (and the world) how insanely successful they are (or how hard they are hustling/grinding), you have to wonder when they have time to work.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".