We all know that sourcing and recruiting can be very time-consuming and at the same time you are expected to act as fast as possible. To make sourcing and recruiting faster and smoother you have to act smart and use tools to support you. Using dedicated browser extensions may be a good solution. Chrome extensions can help you in several ways from finding social media profiles, websites to contact information such as an email address and phone numbers. They create endless opportunities for you not only to connect with candidates but also to engage with them.
Want to try to use boolean search? There are Chrome addons which do the work for you. Want to make your Gmail help you with recruiting or screening? There are extensions for it.
We gathered most popular and useful Chrome extensions for sourcing and recruiting which can be very helpful for IT recruiters. Check them out and start using them.
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Chrome extensions, apps and addons which help you find the information
Connectifier is a paid sourcing software with the Chrome extension as an important feature. It has a social aggregator database of over 400 million candidates from all over the World. It uses among others GitHub and Stack Overflow aggregators for tech profiles. Connectifier also finds or generates for you an email address of almost any person. The software itself helps you get more answers in quicker way because it gives you more contact data you can use to reach your talents. As it was bought by LinkedIn it works the best with this site.
Discover.ly is a free extension which gives you connections between people so it increases referrals and responses because you use people others can trust. It shows you mutal friends on Facebook and LinkedIn so you know who you can contact for an introduction. You gain employment information of your Facebook frikends which is especially helpful if your friend works in your target field. You can see Facebook and LinkedIn information on Gmail, Twitter, AngelList and CrunchBase. On Facebook in addition to information about mutual friends on LinkedIn, you can see also recent Tweets. All this information is in one place.
3. Email Hunter
Email Hunter is an extension which helps you find the email address of any person.
You need to sign for an account but it’s free up to 150 searches/ month. It collects, scores and organizes all email addresses. It helps you find all emails from any domain which can be identified on the web. They are listed with the names, companies and discovery date. If you can’t find particular address, it gets for you the patterns used in the company with confidence score. You can verify emails using email address verifier which you can find here: https://emailhunter.co/email-verifier
Prophet is a free extension which helps you gain information about your candidates from emails, phone numbers to social profiles. Use it to find and verify contact information with even limited data. Do you have name and no email? No problem – Prophet is generating the most likely email combination based on results of advanced search and verify it for you. So it works as an address book. In addition to email address Prophet finds for you the websites and social media profiles of your candidates so you gain another information you can use in sourcing and recruiting.
Chrome extensions, apps and addons which use boolean strings
Bool is a free extension which may look old-schooled but it’s often updated. It is a boolean string generator which helps you build your own strings by building a table with rows and columns of AND, OR and NOT. It keeps one string for future use. Thanks to these features you can be very specific with your search. It has also the X-ray searching function which works great with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The extension has built-in notepad which is useful to write down your comments and thoughts. There is also a message board where you can message your team members.
Social Talent is an extension supporting other Social Talent http://www.socialtalent.co software which helps you with sourcing and recruiting. It uses boolean string generator which you can use constantly when you are logged in. At one click you get access to all information about any person. You can share your sourcing results with your team.
Chrome extensions, apps and addons which help you with gmail
7. Right Inbox
Right Inbox saves you time on repetitive tasks and helps you to send better emails, in less time consistently. More than 250,000+ professionals have added Right Inbox to Gmail for next-level email productivity. At the top of the message window, right below the subject line, you’ll find a variety of features designed to soup-up your conversational skills. Switch signatures, insert a templated message, set up an email sequence, or add a GIF at the click of a button. Below are all your scheduling options. Plus many features that allow you to sync with your preferred CRM platform, add private notes to your messages, and set up reminders.
Connect from Clearbit is an extension which helps you use your Gmail to find additional information. You can find personal and professional information from an email address. The information you can get is the employer data (with the company size, titles), social media profiles and more. If you have a company name, you can find the proper email directly from Gmail’s message window. All data used by Connect is up-to-date (it’s not older than 30 days) and it’s sourced from over 200 sources.
Rapportive is another free plugin which works with your Gmail. Use it to find details about your contacts inside your inbox.
Among the information you can get is: where they are now, the job, company information, LinkedIn profile, etc. It works only with LinkedIn so you must be logged in.
Yesware is an extension which helps you use your Gmail mail for 100%. It provides email tracking, show you who opens your email, clicks on your links and analytics. Thanks to this plugin you get the notification when someone opens your email or clicks on your email links. Moreover, you will know details: where, when, on what device your candidates uses. Check how many times your message was opened to know if your target is interested in your message or not. This extension also help you create customized templates so you work goes smoothly.
SalesHandy is an extension and a web-app that will make your recruitment easier than ever. It helps you send personalized campaigns and get data on who opened the email and engagement rate of each potential candidate that you outreach.
You get to know how many candidates are interested in your emails helping you filter out the most interested and best-suited candidates effectively. Also, the best thing about SalesHandy email tracking is that it’s unlimited and free.
To keep you going, they also have 24*7 support team that makes the task easier.
You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.
Other chrome extensions, apps and addons helpful in sourcing and recruiting
AmazingHiring is a paid search engine for recruiters looking for the best software developers, data scientists, designers, machine learning specialists and other technical folks.
AmazingHiring Chrome extension is an important free feature – it shows you achievements of a candidate and her (his) profiles on different sources.
The search engine database contains over 130 million candidates from all over the World with profiles on 50+ different sources including Github, Stackoverfow, Bitbucket, Kaggle, Dribbble, Behance and others. A ranking algorithm allows you to see the best engineers with highlighted specific achievements (e.g. “Top 3% of Java developers in Github”).
You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.