Okay, I’ll be honest. During beach week I do not haul the iPad to the beach to read. I go old school and hit up the bookstore for a super thick paperback that has the potential to lull me into a nap.
But I do start everyday with some online work related reading, just can’t help myself. I’ve been working on getting through Untangling the Web – A Guide to Internet Research (former NSA training guide…thanks Sourcecon!) Much of the content is seriously outdated (2007) but the search commands are still fairly valid and good to check in on in case you’ve hit a rut. And heck, it’s free.
I also plunked down $24.95 to purchase the Jim Stroud book, Resume Forensics. If you haven’t ever met Jim, I believe at heart he is an entertainer. Bonus, he’s incredibly genuine and knows how to source. His book is good, and proposes some alternative boolean search tactics leaning heavy towards Google. It’s a quick read but one you can continue to reference and has viable tactics to test out, and you’ll need to do that as it’s not necessarily a process oriented book, but one filled with tips. Jim also does a nice job at the end of promoting his current employer and the opportunities they offer.
I’m constantly looking for new sources, so I’m checking in with NutshellMail to see what my peers are reading. Shannon Myers (@slcmyers) retweeted this Fast Company article on niche social networks. When I’m back in the office, or waiting at the airport… I’ll be checking them out.
Got any good sourcing reads from this summer? Share them in the comments with fellow FOT fans.
Kelly is the Recruitment Manager for Westat, a leading social science research organization headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.