Become an Internet Sourcer... Use Your Surfing Talent and Make a Few Bucks!

Written by Edward B. Toupin

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* Peel Back Search

Let's say that you've usedrepparttar X-Ray technique and found 400 links. One of those links (e.g., points to a corporate site on which several individuals have their biographies. Of course, you can guess that if this one biography matches your needs, there might be other biographies with similar qualifications.

At this point, you can userepparttar 119101 Peel Back technique. This technique takes one result fromrepparttar 119102 previous two searches and drills down intorepparttar 119103 site. It not only reducesrepparttar 119104 amount of time you spend looking at each biography, but it also bypasses any specific walls in place that prevent you from prowlingrepparttar 119105 site (e.g., a 403 browser error).

Look atrepparttar 119106 'members' path inrepparttar 119107 URL. There may be other members ofrepparttar 119108 group inside that folder. To take a look, "peelrepparttar 119109 URL back" until it reads In hopes of viewing a list of pages, you pressrepparttar 119110 Enter key. Instead, you getrepparttar 119111 '403 Error Message' that tells you that you're forbidden from viewingrepparttar 119112 directory. This usually happens whenrepparttar 119113 Web server is setup to prevent 'directory browsing' and there are no default pages (e.g., index.html, default.html, etc.)

To resolve this, you peruserepparttar 119114 directory indirectly. You already know thatrepparttar 119115 biography page is on '' and you know that there is a folder named 'members' inrepparttar 119116 URL. Using this information, you can go to AltaVista and perform an X-Ray search using ' AND url:members'. This will return all pages on '' with 'members' inrepparttar 119117 URL. Viola!

--- Becoming Proficient ---

It is important to use and understandrepparttar 119118 techniques presented so that you can become a proficient Internet Sourcer. The best way to exercise your new talent is to locate various job descriptions onrepparttar 119119 numerous job-posting sites. Prepare a set of keywords fromrepparttar 119120 job descriptions and executerepparttar 119121 various search techniques. Try to fine-tunerepparttar 119122 search to acquire as many specific and relevant resumes as possible.

Additionally, it's important to follow a set of guidelines to provide a professional presentation when looking for and performing various Internet Sourcing opportunities. A subset of some of these general rules is listed below to give you a jump-start on your new career:

- Don't search to find out what you're searching for. To make better use of your time, make sure that you have a solid grasp ofrepparttar 119123 target search andrepparttar 119124 expected results.

- Many times, when performingrepparttar 119125 search,repparttar 119126 keywords atrepparttar 119127 target links are available as used inrepparttar 119128 search keywords. In other cases, however, you'll have to translaterepparttar 119129 search criteria to findrepparttar 119130 most possible returns.

- Start with a small search string that returns a large number of pages. By tuningrepparttar 119131 search iteratively, your string grows andrepparttar 119132 number of returns decrease. Make sure that asrepparttar 119133 string grows, it doesn't become convoluted or contain misspellings. However, also take into account misspellings as some words are misspelled in common ways at target Web sites.

- Assemble your resources to ensure that you can perform a successful search. These resources include bookmarks to search engines, a method of tracking searches, keywords forrepparttar 119134 target search, a list of competitors and their URLs, association sites, universities, company profiles, industry resources, and sites specific to a given discipline.

- Understand and use your techniques for effective and efficient searches. Userepparttar 119135 advanced search services at various search engines and understand how to apply each technique to each engine.

- Continue working with and learning new search techniques---it is imperative to your success as an Internet Sourcer. Also, visit recruiter-specific sites to read on their latest trends and requirements so that you can stay up to speed withrepparttar 119136 industry.

--- Finding a Job ---

As far as jobs are concerned, once you acquire some experience, go to Jobvertise ( and search for 'Internet Sourcer' and 'Internet Sourcing'. Fromrepparttar 119137 returned job list, you'll be able to either locate a position or find other keywords that can help you fine-tune your search.

As an added bonus, fromrepparttar 119138 information presented, you now know how to best organize your resume to reachrepparttar 119139 largest audience and announce your new profession as an Internet Sourcer. Prepare a searchable resume based on this information and, pretty soon, every recruiter will know your name!

--- What's next? ---

Obviously, in a short article there is no way I can make you an instant expert, but I did provide you withrepparttar 119140 basic information to get you started. Now, you can go out onrepparttar 119141 Web and searchrepparttar 119142 information presented here to find additional references and enhance your knowledge of this new position! >From my own experiences, Internet Sourcing is a lot of fun and you can make a reasonable amount of money performing contract Internet Sourcing services.

Edward B. Toupin is a freelance consultant, writer, and published author living in Las Vegas. He currently handles technical writing tasks for various companies in New York, Chicago, and Denver. Edward also provides quality Web site design, development, and marketing as well as writing, document design and planning, and e-book publishing services. You can visit his Web site at or contact him at

Information Overload

Written by Chrisi Darrington

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One ofrepparttar problems of information overload is trying to absorb information on too many subjects. Distraction is a bad thing that happens to all of us. You can avoid getting distracted if you set a goal, focus on that goal, and nothing else but that goal, until you've achieved it.

The other reason for information overload, that I can think of, isrepparttar 119100 big rush to make money. Have you ever known someone that is involved in a MLM program? They are incredibly enthusiastic for a week or two, maybe even a few months, but as time goes by they slow down and eventually they give up.

Why is that? It's because their *drive* was all aboutrepparttar 119101 fast buck. Their commitment was not based on a true job change. If their desire was to change their employment over to that particular MLM program, then it would change their whole outlook.

However, because they do not seerepparttar 119102 fast money and huge checks promised within a few months, they give up.

Don't be in a hurry to make a fast buck onrepparttar 119103 Internet. Think of this as your new job. It's not temporary; it's going to be something you're going to build over time. And in time it will be very good to you and you will earn money.

Did I say earn? Yes, that's it. You will **earn** money. The fast buck is not earned. People who make fast money just happen to be inrepparttar 119104 right place atrepparttar 119105 right time.

So, learn what you need to know. Try to focus on that subject until you understand it well enough to apply it. Then and only then move on to your next task or goal.

Keep information overload in check. It's a must for any marketer. Stay focused and you'll reach your goals.

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