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SIX DEGREES TOP TEN – Networking, Sourcing Tips, Articles Oh My!

Posted on December 9, 2008
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By Dave Mendoza, Adjunct Faculty, JobMachine

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As members of SixDegreesfromDave, I would * very much* appreciate it if each one of you today can extend your own virtual handshake with an invite to network with this week’s top ten and all those listed in the future. We all win when we build the power of the networking tree. At SixDegreesfromDave – It’s all about the love! It is always best to give then to receive is our mantra at SixDegrees!



George LaRocque,
Mark Berger,
Penny Hunt,
Joshua Akers,
Jeff Newman,
Denise Martinez,
John Amodeo,
William Branning,
Web Augustine,
Chris Hoyt,
Heather Hartmann,


Howie Dorfman,
Stacey Hasz,
Jim Iden,
John Williams,
Julie McKay,
Jojo Lam,
Terri Holub,
Susan Rizzuto,



2) (A) CLICK DOWNLOAD – (which is the most direct way OR if you have issues –
Try instead (B) CLICK/Download – (the excel sheet will pop up) THEN –
(1) YOU MUST – save the excel document which pops up as a CSV file in excel.
(2) Save As File Name, “Save as Type” “scroll down document formats until you see CSV (comma delimited)
3) When completed. Then CLICK OR CLICK –
4) You will see “Add Contacts” page on Linkedin. It will say within a green box, “Once you have created your export file, select it here. Choose only files in the following formats, csv, txt, vcf”
5) Click “Browse” (Select the file you converted from format I provided) and Then “Upload Contacts File”
It will upload and then it will say,
6) “Please check the imported contacts – We successfully imported contacts from your contacts file” Then it will say,
“Below are a few sample contacts. Does this information look correct?” (look under the list of contacts from LucasArts you uploaded and then where it says “Yes contacts are correct – click “FINISH”
7) Finally it will say, “These are your newly added contacts that are not yet connected to you on LinkedIn. Invite them to connect!”
8) VERY VERY IMPORTANT! CLICK THE EMPTY BOX TAB next to “Add a personal note to your invitation” – INSERT within new box “Dave Mendoza from SixDegrees from Dave highly recommended I connect with you. (Double Check before you Invite send!)
10) Invite selected contacts


If above directions do not work, you can do it all manually. First, Log-in to Linkedin. Click the new green button, “Add Connections” located on the lower left sidebar menu of your homepage.

1. Click the green “Add Connections” on your Home page
2.Then Add FirstName, LastName, Email in each column (copy/paste each top ten person featured)
3. ALWAYS Add a personal note to your invitation” – Please state “Dave Mendoza/SixDegrees referred me”


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All kinds of people from every different profession have picked up the electronic pen and become citizen journalists. It’s up to you to find them (and all their friends) so you can recruit them. Blogs can reveal names of candidates, give you competitive intelligence about companies, products and tools people they like and work with, reveal industry trends, and help you discover who folks hang out with online (peers and co-workers).

Check out this example, type the following search string into

Java Websphere education (blog | blogs) (comments | rss | feed | archives | posted | tags | trackback) ~cv -job -jobs -send -submit -you

Why it works is because there are some very common elements in blogs. For example, most blog platforms allow readers to leave “comments” and publish RSS feeds of the content of the blog. If we find pages with a comments section, and an RSS feed and perhaps links to pages such as archives of posts, and “trackbacks” then we probably have found a blog! Add to that the fact that you are searching for words similar to CV which of course include resume and vitae, and you have a search for resumes posted on peoples’ blogs! The -terms eliminate garbage results like job postings, for example.

All you have to do is change the Java and Websphere to words like Nurse and ER for example, and you have a similar search for nurse resumes! Go ahead, try it, then pick up a copy of the Blog

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One Response to “SIX DEGREES TOP TEN – Networking, Sourcing Tips, Articles Oh My!”

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