If you're not familiar with linked in please dont reply. Despite your very best intentions, this project is not for someone who is a researcher. This will hopefully be someone technical that can tell me about some of script that can be run to extract data automatically. With the greatest of respect please dont waste our time replying if you plan to learn on the job and do this manually. Thank you kindly.
On linked in when you search for all people in the "staffing and recruiting" industry, it comes up with 250,000. In an ideal world I would like all of these as either contacts, or their names, email addresses, companies extracted. I'm not sure if that's possible.
If its not I would like to be able to link with as many of them as possible. As you know, many people now post their email address as part of their ID making it easier for someone to link to them. Recruiters are especially prone to doing this as they are always looking to increase their network. I'm looking then for suggestions on how I can go about either linking to as many of these as possible (I am happy to provide my linked in account) or somehow getting their contact details for some targetted advertising.
If you happen to own linked in, the whole database would be nice thank you!! (-:
Please let me know your thoughts on how to proceed here for maximum effect.