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Irina Shamaeva

Brain Gain Recruiting

Irina Shamaeva is a recognized leader in Sourcing, Social Recruiting, and Internet Research. Lately, her content has been gaining popularity in the OSINT circles.
She is Partner and Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm that eventually expanded into research and training.
Irina takes on Sourcing /Name Generation/Internet Research projects across numerous industries and geographies – which she loves doing!
She shares her discoveries, techniques, and strategies on her blog Boolean Strings and online presentations. She is Founder and Trainer at the Sourcing Training & Certification Program, which has become the program of choice for recruiters worldwide. Tens of thousands of professionals have attended Irina’s webinars on Search Engines, LinkedIn, Social Recruiting, Internet Research, and tools.
The latest addition to the training program that aims to improve diversity hiring is the Diversity Sourcing Training and Certification Program (CDSP), already completed by over 400 Recruiters from companies including large corporations in Tech, Retail, Healthcare, and Banking as agencies.
Irina is a frequent speaker at international conferences, including Sourcing Summits.
Her recent venture is SocialList.io, an online research tool for assembling highly targeted lists of professionals from public social network profiles. The tool is based on Custom (Programmable) Search Engines APIs.
Irina has co-authored three books together with David Galley:
300 Best Boolean StringsSourcing Hacks
Irina’s and David’s new book about Google Custom Search Engines becomes available on June 23, 2021.
Before Brain Gain Recruiting, Sourcing Training and Certification Program, and SocialList.io, Irina held software engineering and management leadership positions at biotech and media technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics with Honors from Moscow University.
To learn more about Irina, check out her LinkedIn Profile, and follow her on Twitter.