Best chrome extensions for IT sourcing and technical recruitment

Best chrome extensions for IT sourcing and technical recruitment

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

icon-twitter1. Connectifier

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.

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You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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2. Discover.ly

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.      

You can access it in Chrome Web Store  here.

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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

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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4. Prophet

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.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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5. 360 Social

360social is a free browser extension which provides you real-time and verified information on your talents. It doesn’t store any personal data so it’s safe to use and compliant with EU privacy regulations. The information you can obtain includes profile picture, skills, social media profiles, employment, contact details. 360social is proud to be the only tool with real-time, up-to-dated and 100% verified information. It double check every link and information for you.  

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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Chrome extensions, apps and addons which use boolean strings

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6. Bool

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.   

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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7. Falcon

Falcon is a plugin which finds for you contact and social media information on every person you want. It works with over 14 social platforms. You will get information such as a number of followers, fans, Klout scores (Klout was closed in 2018) etc. This information helps you not only find the best way to approach your talent, but also tells you if this person is credible. What is even more important, it sources sites such as Hackernews, Github so it is  a great tool to use in IT sourcing and recruiting.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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8. Social Lookup by TalentBin

Social Lookup by TalentBin is a plugin which finds for you all social media profiles of a person you are interested in. All the information is displayed in browser sidebar and you can share it with your team. What is unusual is that it also displays professional and other interests. Use it to find if the person that fits your talent pool. The search engine bases on boolean strings. The paid version gets you more detailed information which helps you reach even the ‘unfindable’ talents.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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9. Social Talent

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.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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Chrome extensions, apps and addons which help you with gmail

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10. Clearbit Connect

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.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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11. Rapportive

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.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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12. Yesware

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.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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13. SalesHandy

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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

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14. Archively

Archively is a plug-in which organizes and stores web research and directly uploads your talents from the web into the database. It lets you create profiles about every person you have found and it helps build database with talents. It automatically joins the information put into the system with other relevant data and you can write your own notes. The databases are called Collections and they are customized so you can make your own. You can build and work with lists created by defined skills, location, education, companies and so on. All data are shareable with your team.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

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15. Profile Views

Profile Views extension helps you manage your LinkedIn profile. It saves all your profile views and you can see the data all the time. You don’t need to upgrade your account and you still will be able to see all viewers. Thanks to this extension you are able to reach people who have found you.

You can access it in Chrome Web Store here.

Chrome extensions, apps and addons make your life as a recruiter much easier. Use them for IT sourcing and technical recruitment and find your next tech talent faster than your competitors.

16. AmazingHiring

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.

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  • Holly Mallowes

    Connect6 no longer exists… Even when it was still “there” a couple months ago, it hadn’t been updated since 2014.

    • Thanks for pointing that out. When we were preparing this post it was still working and recommended by a couple of recruiters as a good source of information. As it is not available anymore, we excluded it from our list. By the way, would you add any other useful chrome extension?

  • Nguyen Tuan Trung

    LinkedBack – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/linkedbacktagsnotes-for-l/khndohpgoadmhacgkoknincgfjiipclh Professional extension to add Notes/Tags to LinkedIn profiles, then export them

  • Reacher p

    hi friends i am looking for getting contact details or email ids of linkedin profile any chance of getting details???

    • Pradeepraj RS

      Use Hiretual chrome extension

  • Nikki Wilson

    One should also check out SignalHire Chrome Extension which can retrieve contact details (verified email addresses and phone numbers) from any social network profile of your potential technical candidates. Google Chrome Store link https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/find-emails-on-linkedin-g/aeidadjdhppdffggfgjpanbafaedankd

  • Grace Kang

    Hikido is a Chrome extension that lets you quickly access any Github user’s email address. Thousands of recruiters use Hikido for Chrome for technical sourcing every day. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hikido/ljbbdgfmabdcoiacgmbdgojbmhkbhjgg

  • Marco Yammine

    Great list. I’d like to add cvtimeline.com. We are on a mission to create the CV of the future. Today our free chrome extension displays an interactive timeline of any Linkedin or Glassdoor profile.

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