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Sourcing News and Tips - Issue #12

With the raising prices of LinkedIn subscriptions, and diminishing efficacy of InMails, many Recruite
March 12 · Issue #12 · View online
Sourcing News and Tips
With the raising prices of LinkedIn subscriptions, and diminishing efficacy of InMails, many Recruiters are facing the need to get potential candidates’ direct contact information. On Recruiter-related Facebook groups, we are seeing new questions about the best methods and tools to find emails and phone numbers every day!
From our experience Sourcing candidates for clients around the world, across many industries and functions, we’ve found (perhaps unsurprisingly) that there is no one universal tool or database that solves the contact-finding problem. Instead, we rely on a mix of tools, including Social List, Pipl,, Contactout, Nymeria, and Rocketreach, to name a few. However, strategic application of basic online research techniques is equally important. For example, simply Googling for a person’s name in conjunction with a detail we know or can presume to be correct about them (e.g., “”, or that person’s company email domain) may reveal their contact details faster than using any of the tools above. In some cases, we can even use educated guesses to find the answers, as when constructing a work email address based on a common pattern for a company, then validating the guess using “mail testers” and social confirmation techniques.
Our theme this week is the best methods for finding candidate’s contact details, and we’d love to hear your favorite tools and methods, as well. Drop us a line, or see “Feedback” below for more ways to join the conversation.

Training Events
Our online Sourcing classes provide the latest, up-to-date, in-depth info on Sourcing core concepts, best practices, tools, and advanced techniques. Our classes come with the materials for you to keep and one month of support on the topic covered. See our full list of upcoming classes here.
Find Anyone's Contact Info Workshop
Become A Custom Search Engines Expert
Featured Question of the Week
Over on YouTube, we’re producing short videos answering reader questions and demonstrating neat Sourcing tricks. Click here for the full playlist, or check out our featured QotW below.
Sourcing Certifications Question of the Week - Episode 7
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Free Webinar on Email Investigation Techniques
Review of SwordFish Browser Extension - WizardSourcer
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We’d love to hear from you! If you have something to share, a question, comment, or other feedback, please reply and let us know.
Alternatively, join in the discussion over on the Boolean Strings Facebook group.
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