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Should you have any queries with regards to our Internet Research Techniques courses, or would like to discuss in-house training for your organisation, please send an email to or call us on +44 (0)20 7749 6102.


Target: The course is designed to teach Executive Researchers and Consultants basic Internet search skills, (including basic Boolean commands, X-raying to search through websites, using People Search Engines and automating your searches) as well as advanced techniques such as finding email addresses and contact details, lists of people, how to source candidates from Facebook and Twitter, how to search through all elements of a webpage and much more!

Cost: £195 / €245 / US$275 per delegate + 20% VAT for UK-based attendees only

Venue: Online

Date: Email for future dates


Please note: should you be unable to attend the webinar on the day, book anyway and you will automatically receive a link to access the recorded video of the webinar, which will remain available to view online until the next webinar date.

This training session is designed to teach Executive Search professionals how to:

- Use Boolean searches on Google and Bing and what different results to expect.
- Search the 'deep web' - information not indexed by search engines.
- Conduct X-ray searches to find candidates, resumes, biographies or profiles.
- Use innovative methodologies to reveal the brightest talent and how to reach out to them quickly!
- Find full names of people who are not in your LinkedIn network and how to contact them.
- Use basic search skills effectively: “quote marks” , stop words, and more.
- Discover hidden profiles.
- Find specific details: locate email addresses, find conference attendees and more.
- Search on Twitter, Amazon, Facebook.

Delegates will be from several firms.
Q & A available during the session.
Each session lasts approximately 2 hours.

Terms and Conditions: Once the booking is received, cancellations are liable for a full fee. Delegate replacements may be made at any time in writing (an email is sufficient) and are subject to acceptance. We reserve the right to refuse any bookings solely at our discretion. Bookings for delegates from companies based in the UK are subject to VAT payment. Please note that all techniques taught during these training sessions work at the time of booking but are subject to change due to forces outside our control.

Please note: FileFinder clients with a valid support or SaaS contract will receive a 10% discount. However, these training sessions are open to ALL Executive Search firms and will NOT require any FileFinder software knowledge. The training sessions will only cover Internet Research Techniques.


Lois Grimshaw

Lois is the author of the training course "Internet Search Techniques: Boolean & Beyond".

She has trained hundreds of executive search professionals across Europe. She is now acknowledged as one of Europe’s leading trainers on Internet Research Techniques.

Lois began her career in technology as a Systems Analyst at the Ministry of Education in British Columbia, Canada, where she championed the early adoption of videoconference technology and drove its growth as an accepted method of connecting people effectively for education, justice and healthcare uses across the Province.

She moved to London from the west coast of Canada in 2009, and now teaches people how to get the most out of FileFinder and the Internet in her role as UK/EMEA Partnership Manager for Dillistone Systems.

"I just wanted to let you know how massively helpful and insightful I thought your webinar was."
Stephens International

"The training was terrific and I learned a lot!"
Paragon Partners

"Excellently delivered, hugely useful and can't wait to get back to the office to put into practice." 
Manners Maclean

"Very interesting and useful content for me as a researcher. Some very nice tricks that I couldn't have come up with myself! Would definitely recommend the training for my colleagues and other researchers." 
IMS Talent Oy

"I found it mindblowing to be honest! So much help. Many thanks."
Trinitas Search

"Very helpful course and well presented. Every single bit of content will be useful in my role as a researcher and it is all up-to-date with current sourcing techniques and needs."
Tonic International Recruitment

"Very informative and very useful. Thanks for the tips! LinkedIn search was particularly useful."
Wilton & Bain